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Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

  • 540 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 250, New Orleans, LA 70130 | P: (504) 558-6100
  • 540 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 250, New Orleans, LA 70130
    P: (504) 558-6100
  • 540 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 250
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    P: (504) 558-6100
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Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival 2019

Nothing says NOLA like great music and great food. Enjoy them both at the 14th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, October 18-20 at Lafayette Square Park

Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest features three days filled with live blues and jazz performances, a local art market and some of the best BBQ vendors throughout the Crescent City. The fest is free and open to all. Make sure to bring your appetite (and a few bucks to satisfy it).

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Line-up

Sing along, get your groove on or just use the tunes as a soundtrack to devouring BBQ - no matter how you choose to enjoy the performances, just know that you WILL. With two stages and over 10 performances, the good times are nonstop. 

Check out this year’s lineup featured  performances below:

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.      Luther Kent & Trick Bag

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Tab Benoit

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

St. Charles Avenue Stage: 

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.             Brother Tyrone & the Mind Benders

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.      Jonathon Boogie Long

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.      Sonny Landreth

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Allman-Betts Band                                         

 

Camp Street Stage:

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.           Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings

1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.          Lynn Drury

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.      Erica Falls                                            

5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.          Johnny Sansone

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

St. Charles Avenue Stage: 

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.            Lulu & the Broadsides

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.    Guitar Lightning Lee

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.    Kenny Neal                                        

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.         Tucka

                                               

Camp Street Stage

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.         Zion Harmonizers

1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.        Keith Stone & Red Gravy

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Mason Ruffner

5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.        Little Freddie King

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Vendors 

Last year’s fest featured some of the best in New Orleans BBQ. Central City BBQ, Blue Oak, Walker’s BBQ, The Joint, Cocoa & Cream Catering and more were among the list of over a dozen vendors last year. Check back for updates to see who’s serving at the 2019 fest.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Art Market

Each year, local artisans from across Louisiana showcase hand-crafted artworks, furnishings, apparel and more. Browse the art market with tunes of blues in the background. 

Tickets & Admission 

Admission to this soulful celebration is free and open to the public. For added comfort and amenities VIP packages are available for purchase here.

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Lafayette Square

First known as Place Gravier, it became Lafayette Square after Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans in 1825. Located adjascent to Gallier Hall, Lafayette Square has been the site for inaugurations, yearly...