April 22, 2008 | Upcoming Events

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, one of the premier New Orleans events each year, begins this weekend, April 25-27, and continues May 1-4. Each year an all star line-up of entertainers highlights the two special weekends at the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

Jazz Fest, like Mardi Gras and the French Quarter, is what makes New Orleans unique and one of the most popular destinations in the world to visit. It connects our community, all ages and races, and showcases our heritage, music and food.

The annual festival is held at the Fair Grounds Race Course from 11 am to 7 pm on each of its seven days with artists appearing on multiple stages at the same time. In addition to a fabulous variety of great music, this event is known for its Food Fair with over 100 food offerings of Louisiana and international foods, as well as a craft fair.

The Jazz Fest music lineup always includes great local Jazz bands, Cajun and rhythm and blues bands and the very popular choirs in the Gospel tent.

Anytime is a good time to enjoy New Orleans but Jazz Fest is a great time to experience the special uniqueness in our culture, our food and above all…our music.