New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Image of a performer named Buckwheat on stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest playing the accordian

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Since its inception in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has continued to showcase the most storied names in music history alongside many of Louisiana’s most respected musical artists. A true heritage festival, “Jazz Fest” stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, pop, R&B, Cajun, zydeco and much more. In 2016, over 450,000 fans attended the festival, which annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Celebrating its heritage, Jazz Fest dedicates large areas to cultural and historical practices unique to Louisiana. In addition to local performer staples such as The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis and more, the festival has welcomed Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Bon Jovi and Hall & Oates, among others.

Known for featuring eclectic music and arts, “Jazz Fest” also offers a wide variety of vendors selling local foods and crafts.