Starting on March 30th, the park will host a free live concert series every Thursday evening. There will be local bands, live painting and art displays, food vendors, and even a DJ to host each event! Admission is free, so head on over to the park and watch the sun go down to the sounds of a NOLA band.
Treme Crab Festival
In addition to concerts every Thursday, Budweiser and Morris Bart are presenting the first annual Treme Crab Festival to kick off Jazz in the Park’s 11th season.
From March 30th to April 2nd, festival go-ers will experience everything that they normally would at Jazz in the Park, along with some of New Orleans’ best restaurants crabmeat dishes.
The food vendors for the 1st Annual Jazz in the Park Treme Crab Festival will include crab dishes from the following vendors:
Chef Don Harding
Chef Scott’s Creole BBQ
Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant
Louisiana Direct Seafood
On Thursday March 30th, Crab Fest will begin with a free concert from Crawford & Spoadie and the Big Shots.
Friday March 31st will feature two international Jazz artists, Michael Franks and Roy Ayers. Tickets for Friday range from $25 to $100.
Both Saturday and Sunday shows are free.
Locals and tourists alike love going to Jazz at the Park for its wide variety of local music styles and energetic crowds of all ages who love to dance to the beat.
This year’s Jazz in the Park lineup will feature:
Rebirth Brass Band
Bag of Donuts
Jonny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
Glen David Andrews
Little Freddie King
Honey Island Swamp Band
Preservation Hall All Stars
Funkbox featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo
Treme Brass Band
All That Jazz
For a full list of performers and specific dates, visit www.pufap.org.
Jazz in the Park is not just famous for its music. Every Thursday you will find beautiful art work on display by some of the most talented up-and-coming artists in the city. From live painting, to handmade jewelry and fine crafts, you’ll be inspired each week by these local made pieces.
Located right along Rampart Street, Louis Armstrong Park is an easy walking distance from most locations in the French Quarter. Street parking is also available with meter service until 7 p.m., and then free parking is permitted.
Because Jazz in the Park is an outdoor event, it is subject to weather delays and cancellations.