The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest, is a 10-day musical feast that celebrates our incredible city’s cultural legacy as the birthplace of jazz. It usually takes place during the last weekend of April through the first week of May.
First celebrated in 1970 with an attendance of just 350, Jazz Fest has quickly become one of NOLA’s biggest attractions. In fact, by 1975, the Festival had an anticipated attendance of 80,000.
And in the last few years, we’ve seen attendance hit a massive 500,000.
So, if you’re thinking of attending, get your flights and accommodation booked early!
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Fun fact: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation uses the proceeds from the festival for year-round community development programs in the areas of education, economic development, and culture!
The festival has featured a wide variety of musicians and performers, ranging from little known Louisiana based artists to major international pop stars. And with 12 stages of soul-stirring music—jazz, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, blues, R&B, rock, funk, African, Latin, Caribbean, folk, and much more—the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a singular celebration.
You can purchase tickets at www.nojazzfest.com/tickets. You can find more info on lineups, event schedule, and more at www.nojazzfest.com