New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans is the place….What am I talking about?  New Orleans is ALWAYS the place, but especially in late spring.  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will descend on the Big Easy for two weekends of music, food, crafts and culture.  This will be happening April 28-30, and May 4-7, at the Fair Grounds Race Course.  It is just 10 minutes away from the French Quarter, so you are always within walking distance from a party!

Let’s break some of this down for you:

Food

It goes without saying that the food might be the reason you visit New Orleans.  You will be able to experience authentic New Orleans cuisine:

  • Muffuletta
  • Jambalaya
  • Hot Sausage Po-Boy
  • Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy

  • Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp
  • Boiled Crawfish
  • Cajun Crawfish Rice
  • Seafood Au Gratin

  • Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage
  • Louisiana Crawfish Remoulade
  • Crawfish Bisque
  • Shrimp Remoulade Po-Boy

Don’t even get me started with the desserts!  I think I just gained 10 pounds writing this…..

Crafts

There will be artisans at the festival, and this will include painters, jewelry makers and basket weavers.  You will have the opportunity to purchase unique handcrafted clothing, beautiful leather goods and musical instruments.  Photographs, paintings, sculptures and jewelry will also be available. 

Music

The festival will run a total of seven nights, and there will be an array of artists that will take care of the entertainment.  Although it is the Heritage Jazz Festival, there will be several musical stylings for you to enjoy.

Let’s look at some of the artists that are scheduled to perform:

 

Friday, April 28

  • Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Trey Anastasio Band
  • Aaron Neville
  • Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers

Saturday, April 29

  • Maroon 5
  • Usher & The Roots
  • Jonny Lang
  • Jon Batiste and Stay HumanThe Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Sunday, April 30

  • George Benson
  • Dr. John
  • Pitbull
  • The Clark Sisters

Thursday, May 4

  • Darius Rucker
  • Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
  • Tower of Power
  • Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Friday, May 5

  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Boney James
  • Margo Price
  • Dave Crawford

Saturday, May 6

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Irma Thomas
  • Meghan Trainor

Sunday, May 7

  • Kings of Leon
  • Patti Labelle
  • Maze/Frankie Beverly
  • Blues Traveler

 

Those are just some of the headliners.  There are many more acts that will perform each day.  Click on each date above to see the entire lineup.

There are several ticket options:

  • Single day passes
  • Big Chief VIP
  • Grand Marshall VIP
  • Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP

There are some special early bird pricing happening for a limited time, so you better jump on it as soon as you can!

Get all of the ticket information here

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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