Emanuel Lain Jr
8/30/17- People United for Armstrong Park (PUfAP), the proud presenters of Jazz in the Park, has partnered with Budweiser, Old School 106.7 & the Sheraton to kick off Jazz in the Park 12th season with a Burger Festival to help raise funds for the Covenant House Sleep Out against Homeless Campaign and to raise funds for our Thursday Jazz in the Park Concert Series. Our Jazz in the Park Burger Festival will be held September 8th & 9th. Below are the musicians who will perform at our Burger Fest:
Grammay Award Winners- Stephanie Mills & Deniece Williams- Local Artists: Stephanie Jordan-Cyril Neville Swamp Band-Los Hombres Calientes featuring Bill Summers & Irvin Mayfield- Donald Harrison-OTRA- N'awlins Johnnys- Caeasar Brothers Funkbox featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo
Our Friday show is a paid event featuring Grammy Award Winners Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams on Friday September 8th, tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.com. Our Saturday show which is free features a musical lineup that is as equally impressive featuring New Orleans best bands such as: Cyril Neville, Irvin Mayfield and Donald Harrison.
Our Jazz in the Park Burger festival will also feature some of New Orleans' best restaurants who will serve some of the best Burgers. Confirmed food vendors include:
|Vendors||Side Dishes||Main Dish|
|Creole Sneaux||Bake Beans, Garlic Pasta, Jambalaya||Crawfish Stuffed Hamburger|
|Mrs. Ackie Meals on Wheels||Crawfish Sauce/sausage||Shrimp Hamburger|
|Praline Connection||Red Beans, Collard Greens||Hot Sausage Hamburger|
Sweet Soul food
|Vegan fries, Vegan Jambalaya, vegan Ice Cream||Vegan Hamburger|
|Voleo's Restaurant||Crawfish Enchilida W green chili meat sauce, Crawfish Rolls w spicy cream sauce||Lobster Cheese Burger|
|Chef Johnson||Shrimp and grits, macaroni cheese||Lobster Cheese Burger|
|Fharmacy||Combination Jambalaya||BBQ Burgers|
|Steak Fries, Grilled teriyaki chicken, beef, or shrimp with seasoned rice||Bacon Cheeseburger|
Our Jazz in the Park Burger Fest will be a "Burger Battle" that will be judged by a panel of judges, who will judge participating restaurants on taste, execution and appearance. The Burger Battle will be Saturday from 11:00 to 12:30.
Jazz in the Park Burger Fest will be held September 8th & 9th, at New Orleans' newest park "Crescent Park' under the Mandeville Shed that will provide shade from the Sun and Rain. Crescent Park is located on the Mississippi River right next to the French Market.
Jazz in the Park Burger Festival and Jazz in the Park Concert series is made possible to our generous sponsors such as: Budweiser, Morris Bart, Old School 106.7, Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans Tourism, Network, Carver & Darden, HRI and State Farm.
Emanuel Lain, Jr, Founder, People United for Armstrong Park