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Music Festivals

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28-30 & May 4-7, 2017

New Orleans Jazz Fest
Event DetailsWhen: April 28-30 & May 4-7, 2017
Where: The Fair Grounds
Cost: $58 for advance adult single day tickets
$70 at the gate
$5 Child tickets (available at the gate only, ages 2-10)
VIP Tickets also Available
More Info: Click Here
Day 1 Itinerary
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Stevie Wonder

It’s time to get your tickets for this year’s 48th annual Jazz Fest! With some of the biggest musical acts scheduled to perform, this year’s festival looks irresistible. This spring, people will come to New Orleans from all over the world for this two-weekend, seven-day music festival at the historic Fair Grounds Race Course.

The Music

Whether you like jazz, rock, hip-hop, pop, funk, indie, blues, or zydeco, Jazz Fest has live entertainment for everyone.

Between the two weekends, world famous performers and some local favorites will take the stage to entertain crowds throughout the festival.

And if you enjoy gospel music, you can catch some of the city’s top church and school choirs in the Gospel Tent.

Here are just a few of this year’s headliners:

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Maroon 5
  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  • Kings of Leon
  • Usher & The Roots
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Lorde
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Irma Thomas
  • Dr. John
  • Leon Bridges
  • Galactic
  • Rebirth Brass Band

...and MANY more! See here for the full lineup.


Nowhere else can you find such a delectable variety of local and worldly food options as at Jazz Fest. There will be an abundance of Cajun, Creole and other New Orleans traditional staples, as well as snacks, desserts and drinks with international inspiration.

In addition to the dozens of fine foods offered, there are two cooking stages at the Fair Grounds Grandstand demonstrating the rich culinary history of New Orleans, and offering samples of signature dishes featuring local ingredients from famous chefs, farmers, fishermen, and home cooks.

Art and Activities

Musicians aren’t the only form of live entertainment at Jazz Fest this year. There will be professional craft showcases, cultural marketplaces, and of course, the Mardi Gras Indians! Be sure to keep an eye out for their colorful suites and feathered headdresses.

Crafts and Marketplaces

As in previous years, the Festival Crafts will showcase the works of hundreds of local and nationally known artists. Festivalgoers can visit multiple marketplaces throughout the event space to get a taste of art inspired from cultures across the globe.

At the Congo Square and African Marketplace, you will find a combination of both ancient and modern crafts from around the African Diaspora. These pieces are full of culture and soul that have shaped New Orleans today.

The Louisiana Marketplace will display traditional and contemporary works, including woven baskets, unique jewelry items, and hand-colored photographs.

Among the blues and gospel tents in Heritage Square will be Contemporary Crafts, a nationally recognized showcase of intriguing handcrafted pieces, like clothing, accessories, pottery, jewelry and more.


If you’re looking for even more cultural immersion, Jazz Fest will present the Louisiana Folk Life Village and the Native American Village, which will celebrate our state’s rich heritage with songs, dancing, crafts, and exhibits for all to enjoy.


The Fair Grounds Race Course is located at 1731 Gentilly Boulevard, just minutes from downtown and the French Quarter.

How to Get There

The immediate area around the site will be barricaded and off-limits to most vehicular traffic. Bus service on the Esplanade route will take festival-goers to within walking distance of the festival gates, as will shuttle bus service from various park-and-ride lots and other convenient pick-up points around the city. There are also taxi stands located outside of the major entrances to the festival.

Biking is another popular way to get to the festival. There are a number of bike paths that lead to the fairgrounds, as well as bike parking. For more information, click here

Taking the Streetcar

For a scenic route to the festival you can take the Canal Street Streetcar line from downtown New Orleans, transfer to the North Carrollton Avenue branch and take it to the end at City Park. From there the festival is about a half-mile walk down Esplanade Avenue. Follow the crowd and you can’t miss it.

For more information on travelling to and from Jazz Fest, visit


Early bird tickets will be available through February 2nd for $60, and regular tickets can be purchased through April 21st for $65. Gate price is $75 per ticket, plus processing fees. Children’s tickets available for $5 for kids ages 2-10 (must be accompanied by an adult).

You can also purchase a variety of VIP packages for special access to a hospitality lounge, parking, and upfront viewing.

To order tickets or receive more information on Jazz Fest 2017visit the website at

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