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Jazz Fest
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119, United States
28th April - 7th May 2023
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About The Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was established in 1970 under the guidance and vision of George Wein. The Festival achieved instant artistic success, despite its initial attendance of only 350 people. Wein’s vision was straightforward: he wanted a large daytime fair with multiple stages featuring a diverse range of locally produced music styles, Louisiana cuisine food booths, and arts and crafts booths, as well as an evening concert series that would appeal to everyone. Wein also sought to develop a new perspective that would add a level of excitement to the festival presentation, and appeal to both The Crescent City culture and those who simply wanted to learn more about the city’s unique way of life. In addition to local customs, he emphasised African, Caribbean, and French culture, and was able to present the music, cuisine and crafts of various cultures to the world through Jazz Fest in a way that was enjoyable and exciting.

The first Jazz Fest took place in 1970 outside the French Quarter in a park “that was once the site of Congo Square – the space where, during the 18th century, enslaved people gathered to trade, dance, and play music from their countries of origin”. In 1972, after relocating to the infield of the Fair Grounds Race Course, Jazz Fest expanded by utilising the entire 145-acre (59 ha) site.

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The Line Up
New Orleans Jazz Festival USA 2023 poster
The Festival Venue
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General Admission

General Admission £30 + booking fees

260
Artists
7
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400,000
Fans
13
Stages
2,850
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