The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is adding rapper LL Cool J to its 2018 lineup.  

Organizers announced the addition to the bill on Tuesday. He will perform on Friday, May 4.  

The event is scheduled April 27-29 and May 3-6 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course.   

Others scheduled to perform include Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Common, Sheryl Crow, Smokey Robinson and Aaron Neville.

Advance tickets for the festival are $65. The gate price will be $80.

LL Cool J Added to 2018 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup