In a city full of big-time events, one of the biggest is a huge multi-day music festival that is a true experience of the flavor, sounds and culture of New Orleans.
Around since 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes place over two weeks, the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, with way too many bands to count (it’s in the hundreds) spread out on 13 stages featuring rock, R&B, country, jazz, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, blues, R&B, rock, funk, African, Latin, Caribbean, folk and just about everything else.
Not only that, but Jazz Fest is known almost as much for its food and “let the good times roll” party atmosphere among locals and frequent visitors as it is for the music.
This post is the main PubClub.com New Orleans Jazz Fest page with links to various other articles, including tickets, tips and important information.
• Jazz Fest is a party. That’s why our Jazz Fest survival tips are a must! This post also includes important “need to know” information about Jazz Fest, such as buying beer (you can do this by the case and it includes ice) as well as the fanstatic food. After all, this is New Orleans!
• Jazz Fest is now a ticketless event. Learn more about ticketless Jazz Fest here.
• See the full music lineup here.
• Tickets are not cheap – $320 for all four days of the first weekend and $270 for three days on the second weekend and that’s the advance price – and can be purchased here.
PubClub.com covers nightlife, bars, festivals and party events around the world. I have been to New Orleans – and Jazz Fest – many times.