There’s always music in the air in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong Park is a wonderful place to enjoy it. Jazz in the Park is a series of free, outdoor musical performances with a different local band every week.
The concerts are every Thursday evening 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. just outside of the French Quarter in the famous Louis Armstrong Park during the spring and the fall. It’s the perfect place to go if you want to enjoy outdoor live music and dancing, just steps from the French Quarter.
The spring 2018 lineup includes:
April 26: Kermit Ruffins
May 3: Sporty & the Big Shots
May 10: Joe Krown
May 11: Crab Fest feat. Michael Franks and Loose Ends
May 17: James Andrews
May 24: Big 6 Brass Band
May 31: Lil Freddie King
June 7: Darcy Malone and the Tangle
In addition to the music, you can browse and shop the beautiful artwork on display by artists from around the city, including handmade jewelry and crafts. Show up hungry because food and drink vendors sell a variety of local dishes to keep you sated. There’s seafood, Cajun and Creole offerings, as well as desserts to savor.
The event is located at Louis Armstrong Park on Rampart Street. Street parking is also available with meter service until 7 p.m., and then free parking is permitted. Go to www.pufap.org for more information.
Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance"”inside you'll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for...