The major headliners won’t be released until January, but if last year’s guests- Elton John, Keith Urban, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Buffett- are any indication, it will be another fantastic event.
In the Congo Square African Marketplace, you can peruse the traditional, handcrafted wares from local, regional, and international artisans. Heritage Square is set among the jazz, blues, and gospel tents. Shop for handmade leather goods, jewelry, pottery, and musical instruments. Some of the crafters provide live demonstrations. Louisiana Marketplace showcases all of the unique culturally distinctive goods that make up the great state of Louisiana.
Next to the music, nothing is better than wide array of delectable culinary delights available at the New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Try some traditional Louisiana favorites like: Boiled Crawfish, Jambalaya, Louisiana Crawfish Etouffeé, and Cajun Crawfish Rice; Muffuletta sandwiches, Cajun Po-boys, and BBQ Brisket Sandwich; Red Beans & Rice with Sausage, Boudin Balls, Alligator Pie, and more.
With four distinct food areas, you’re guaranteed to not go hungry. Enjoy some authentic Greek plates like a Gyro Sandwich, a Falafel Sandwich, or Humus with Pita; sample a Yakiniku Po-Boy (Japanese BBQ Beef) or Crabstick & Cucumber Salad; feed your soul with some classic comfort food like Grilled Chicken Livers with Pepper Jelly and Crowder Peas and Okra. Don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with Sweet Potato Turnovers, Pecan Pie, Banana Nut Bread, and Praline Stuffed Beignets.
Be sure to check out the events on the Cajun Cabin Stage for delectable feasts like an authentic Louisiana Seafood Boil or Grilled Oysters and Shrimp Bake.
Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the different cultures that have woven Louisiana. Visit the Louisiana Folklife Village and Native American Village to learn firsthand the unique customs and explore the heritage.