New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more commonly known as Jazz Fest, is arguably the biggest and best festival of the year in New Orleans. Seven full days of performances from world-renown performers like Elton John, Lady Gaga, Wilco, and The Who (to name just a few) treats Jazz Fest patrons to a lifetime’s worth of concerts in one single festival.
Although the festival isn’t as close to our hotel as, say, French Quarter Festival, it’s definitely one worth attending. You can take a scenic streetcar trip up Canal Street and over to City Park or have our concierge arrange a taxi. Plan to spend the full day at Jazz Fest and check out ample food vendors, crafts presentations, and, of course, music.
Every night after Jazz Fest, our sister property Hotel Monteleone is hosting their annual Jazzy Jam concert series. The music will go all night long in an elegant (and air-conditioned) atmosphere – the perfect way to relax after a full day at Jazz Fest!
Take a look at a few of the Jazz Fest headliners each day below.
Saturday, April 25
Treme Brass Band
Sunday, April 26
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Rebirth Brass Band
Thursday, April 30
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
Sunday, May 3
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue