Is also known as Jazz Fest is an annual celebration of Music and Culture in New Orleans and Louisiana. The term “Jazz Fest” also refers to the days surrounding the festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the festival weekends.

This festival is held during the last weekend of April and the 1st weekend of May yearly. The festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, so the music encompasses every style associated with the city and the state namely bluesR&BgospelCajunzydecoAfro CaribbeanfolkLatinrockrapcountrybluegrass, and everything in between. And of course there is lots of jazz, both contemporary and traditional.

This year is their 50th anniversary. In honor of their 50-year milestone, Jazz Fest is celebrating with a special addition: an extra day of Jazz Fest fun on the Fairgrounds. Fest organizers have added “Locals Thursday” to the festival lineup this year, offering specially-priced tickets for locals with a valid Louisiana State ID.

A bonus fest day means more talent to grace the Jazz Fest stage. Yet another all-star lineup of local, regional and national artists is in place for the 2019 festival. This year, there will also be 20 tributes to New Orleans music legends. The special 50th-anniversary lineup includes:

  • Katy Perry
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Van Morrison
  • Al Green
  • Diana Ross
  • Pitbull
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Chris Stapleton
  • The Revivalists
  • Leon Bridges
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Ciarra
  • Alanis Morrisette
  • Trombone Shorty

and many more!

Apart from the Music, the festival also promotes wide range of vendors selling local food and crafts. Food policy indicates “no carnival food” hence most are made from fresh ingredients and are prepared by hand. Also, vendors are small, locally owned businesses.

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