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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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Outstanding Music and Food

Traveled from Santa Monica, CA to the Jazz Fest 3 of the last 5 years. We love it! Music is... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
cjhulagirl1975
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Santa Monica, California
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Second year in a row I've gone and I love it will be back every year I can music is always good all... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Crystal A
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Also known as 'Jazz Fest', the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brings much more than just jazz music to the city. In fact, all types of music with their roots in the south can be heard towards the end of April and beginning of May: Blues...more
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1751 Gentilly Blvd, Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA 70119-2133
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Traveled from Santa Monica, CA to the Jazz Fest 3 of the last 5 years. We love it! Music is fabulous, the set up is great, food is the best. Easy ride to and from on the bus from the Sheraton Hotel. People are so...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Second year in a row I've gone and I love it will be back every year I can music is always good all day long and so is the food so much to choose from

1  Thank Crystal A
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Music for everyone--multiple stages and tents with Rock, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Zydeco, etc. (no Country). You will not find festival food here! Food is delicious restaurant cuisine of all types. I read the negative reviews about the crowds and cost. Really? Would you ever think...More

2  Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A HUGE undertaking each year, IMHO THIS is the world's greatest FESTIVAL of Music / Heritage / Culture. Over two weekends: week one 3 days / week two 4 days, I was blessed to attend ALL 7 days. Easy access in / out free monitored...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I loved this festival! Its a hippy place with great and chilled atmosphere with amazing musicians, funky rhythms and tasty food! New Orleans is a great place to hang out after the festival hours!

1  Thank Sara R
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I really enjoy this music fest because of the different genres. You can practically hear any kind of music. The food is delicious. There are so many different regional dishes to select from that it is hard to decide which to purchase. Also, I like...More

1  Thank 554,891
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Seeing that money is the root of all evils, looks like the decision makers are leaning towards corporate big money, instead of the original intent. I understand it takes a lot of money to put on such a great experience; but there are better alternatives...More

1  Thank LocalSef
Reviewed 9 May 2018

First time to go, and it definitely won't be the last! Great vendors, great music and great food! The rose mint tea and Crawfish Monica are a must!

1  Thank April A
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is for all you music, food, crafts and people lovers out there. I'm calling you out because you have to put New Orleans, my hometown, on your "must visit" list. The time to plan for a visit next year is the last weekend +...More

1  Thank NOLA4ever
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

According to my local contacts, this festival was enjoyable years ago, when it was more about music than about profit. Today, with slick publicity and music blaring from a dozen massive tents, the crowd size is overwhelming and the marketing of unrelated products is relentless....More

1  Thank Mohaajer
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ppolum
5 February 2018|
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Response from RN4matix | Reviewed this property |
They typically end at 7pm
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ChristusG
28 January 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
The crowds are around the festival site. The festival is gin, but maybe not with 3 youngsters. That time of the year is the high season in NOLA.
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pilatesmom3
1 April 2017|
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Response from Grim128 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can still park close to the fairgrounds but i am not sure what it cost
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