WHERE: New Orleans, United States
WHEN: 28 April – 07 May 2023
The New Orleans Jazz Festival is a world-famous event for all fans of the genre. A festival that celebrates not only the music, but all the culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
It takes place every year between the last week of April and the first week of May. The first edition dates back to 1970, when it was founded by New Orleans Hotel Motel Association, to form the “New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation”. This year, the 50o anniversary is celebrated!
New Orleans and Jazz are now an indissoluble duo. In addition to involving little-known Louisiana performers, over the years he has been able to count on numerous international stars. Prices have also increased significantly over the years.
Not just jazz, though. In fact, the festival embraces blues, R & B, popular music, Afro-Caribbean and even country.
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Louis Armstrong International Airport is well connected to the main American destinations, from which you can make a stopover. With Europe, there are direct connections exclusively with Frankfurt (seasonal) and London-Heathrow.
From the airport, by public transport, you can reach the center by bus. Links are guaranteed by the Jefferson Transit bus E2 and the Airport Express Bus 202.
The New Orleans Jazz Festival is a global event that celebrates, as mentioned, an entire culture; it is not by chance that it is the “Jazz and Heritage festival“. As a result, even food and craftsmanship are rightly enhanced. All this, through numerous present stands, where it is possible to taste all kinds of delicacies; foods strictly prepared by hand by local companies with fresh ingredients. Food areas for all tastes and ages: there is in fact also one dedicated exclusively to children.
Instead, three areas are completely dedicated to crafts.
In Congo Square African Marketplace you breathe the air of a real market; Local handicrafts are exhibited. Paintings, sculptures, clothes and more are found in the Contemporary Crafts; in this area you can also attend live artisan performances. In the area Louisiana Marketplace, you will find baskets, photographs and jewelry.
There are also special areas dedicated to Louisiana’s cultural and historical practices.
As usual, this year there will be great international stars, ready to perform. The genres, as always, are really varied. The 2023 edition will feature Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Santana, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Dead & Company, Mumford & Son, Ludacris, The Lumineers, NE-YO and many others.
The prices of the 2023 edition of the New Orleans Jazz Festival have been made official.
With the Weekend Single Day Tickets, you can attend single day events. You can choose between the 1st Weekend Single Day Tickets (28, 29 or 30 April), or, the 2nd Weekend Single Day Tickets (04, 05, 06, or 07 May). They cost $85, when purchased online on the official website, instead of $95. Children 12 and younger pay $5. Tickets can be purchased online, up to one day before the start of the event. THEY ARE VALID FOR A SINGLE DAY OF YOUR CHOICE.
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The ticket for the entire weekend from 28 to 30 April (3-DAY PASSES) costs $240. To attend the entire second weekend, from 04 to 07 May, you must purchase the 4-DAY PASSES at a cost of $290.
There are also special limited number VIP packages that offer special privileges: access to exclusive areas, souvenirs, reserved stands, and much more. The prices are quite expensive. It starts with the cheaper version of the KREWE OF JAZZ FEST VIP PASS, which starts at $850 for the first weekend, and $925 for the second weekend. Then there is the GRAND MARSHALL VIP PASS, it costs $1600 for the first weekend, and $1750 for the second weekend. Finally, the BIG CHIEF VIP EXPERIENCE ticket costs $1700 for the first weekend, and $1850 for the second weekend.
The tickets, as indicated, albeit expensive, are limited in number and, therefore, subject to availability. Those interested should buy them well in advance.
Our best solution for quality / price ratio is without a doubt INDIA HOUSE HOSTEL, located in an area full of bars and restaurants, just 3 kilometers from Bourbon Street. In addition to the shared rooms, private rooms are also available, some of them have an en suite bathroom.
You will also find a reception open 24 hours on 24 and a kitchen available to guests equipped with kitchen utensils. Do not miss the courtyard where the hostel organizes weekly events and local music shows.
The program, timetable and all information contained herein are for information purposes only and are not to be considered OFFICIAL.
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