Tremé Fest is a donation-based event developed by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association to benefit the many cultural destinations found with the historical community of Tremé. The festival supports the architecture, culture, and history of Tremé. Along the streets, vendors and performers align, offering a great experience to honor the unique history and heritage of this neighborhood.
A patron party starts the weekend on Friday, October 5th with music, auction items and food. Tickets start at $100. This year’s party will honor culinary legend, Leah Chase.
On Saturday, October 6th, enjoy the free street festival, which features a full day of live music, art, food and more. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., celebrate the unique culture of the Treme neighborhood.
The weekend ends with a Gospel Festival on Sunday. Gospel Mass beings at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church followed by a day of musical performances from local Gospel choirs. Sunday is free as well, but donations are greatly appreciated.
As America’s Oldest African American Neighborhood, Tremé is a site of significant economic, cultural, political, social, and legal events that have shaped the course of events in Black America for the past two centuries.
The residents of this beloved neighborhood actively honor its history and culture, and visitors come from near and far to experience it. Tremé is home to celebrations like second-line parades and jazz funerals, museums dedicated to African-American life, art, and history, as well as Armstrong Park, a memorial to the great jazz legend Louis Armstrong.
Food, Music, Art and More
Some of the most famous musicians and artists from Tremé perform and participate in the festival. In past years, performers have included Kermit Ruffins, Shannon Powell, Leroy Jones, John Boutte and other renowned names.
The 2018 street festival lineup includes….
Batiste Father and Sons
Treme All Stars
Kenny Neal Band
Hot 8 Brass Band
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Several local restaurants and food trucks offer various snacks throughout the festival. With various arts and crafts booth, this event is fun for all ages!
This family-friendly event is typically FREE and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information about Tremé Fall Fest or to donate, visit www.tremefest.com.