New Orleans April 09, 2019
This Epic 10-Day Festival In New Orleans Is A Music Lover’s Paradise
The biggest festival in New Orleans is about to take place, and you’re not going to want to miss it. Every year, thousands of tourists and locals attend this epic Jazz & Heritage Festival, and you should carve out some time to check it out.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates its 50th year this year, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
More commonly known as Jazz Fest, this epic festival takes place April 25 through May 5th.
Over the years the festival has grown exponentially.
What started as a humble festival with only about 350 attendees has grown into a cultural symbol of New Orleans, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
By their fifth year, they had an attendance of 80,000.
Today, it’s the second most popular tourist attraction in New Orleans, rivaled only by Mardi Gras.
The festival features a wide variety of local and national musical acts spread across twelve stages around the Fair Grounds Race Course.
From Zydeco to Pop and everything in between, this festival covers just about every type of music you could imagine.
Come out and feast on some incredible cuisine from local restaurants and catering companies.
You won’t find any carnival food here. This is a festival celebrating New Orleans, so you can expect some of the most mouthwatering local cuisine you've ever tasted.
Jazzfest is all about celebrating our culture, and that doesn’t stop with the music.
Crawfish Monica, po’boys, beignets and more will all be available for purchase, not to mention several alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be several local and national artists at various tents throughout the Fairgrounds selling everything from musical instruments to sculptures, paintings, and hand crafted jewelry.
If there’s a musical act you want to see, you’d better get there early.
Thousands of people crowd the stages for the festival’s most popular acts. For a full list of the musical acts, click
Jazz Fest kicks off April 25-28 and then returns for its second weekend May 2-5 from 11AM-7PM.
The Fair Grounds Race Course is located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119.
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