The world-renowned and beloved New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to their annual festival celebrating the cuisine, music and overall culture of New Orleans, Jazz Fest is a local and national staple.
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.
For two weekends, April 25-28 and May 2-5, fest-goers can expect a special 50th-anniversary edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Jazz Fest Music Lineup
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:
The Rolling Stones
Dave Matthews Band
Earth, Wind and Fire
Tank and the Bangas
and many more!
Katy Perry will headline the first weekend on Saturday, April 27th. The Rolling Stones will headline the second weekend on Thursday, May 2nd. For the full lineup schedule by day, visit the official website.
Jazz Fest Food Vendors
With two dedicated food areas and additional vendors spread throughout the Fairgrounds, Jazz Fest is a food festival just as much as much as it is a music festival. Attendees make yearly trips to enjoy the plethora of Cajun and international eats offered at the fest. Favorites such as the signature Crawfish Monica, Mango Freeze and Crawfish Bread can be spotted every which way while roaming the fest. Make sure to come with an empty stomach and an open mind to try all that the fest offers.
Jazz Fest Tickets
There are several days and ways to enjoy Jazz Fest. Fest like a local with the bonus day, fest like a pro with weekend packages and bundles, or fest in luxury with a number of VIP options and experiences. Whichever route you take, you’re sure to have a good time. Thursday, May 2nd will require a special ticket at a higher rate of $185. This day will also be a limited capacity day.
All tickets include access to all performances day of validation, but food, drink and craft vendor purchases are not included in the ticket price. Discounted eary-bird tickets are available, starting at $70.
For more information on ticket packages and policies, visit here.
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