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2018 New Orleans Jazz Festival Tickets and Schedule

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ticket prices have fluctuated slightly over the years. 2017 saw the cheapest ticket price for a weekend pass coming in at $229. The highest average ticket price for a weekend pass to NOLA Jazz Fest was in 2016, where the price was $284 per ticket.

New Orleans Jazz Festival Average Ticket Prices

(Data updated 9/1/2017)

The New Orleans Jazz Festival is one of the oldest music festivals in the United States. The festival can trace its roots back to 1970 and has been held annually ever since. The festival was founded to celebrate the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The New Orleans Music Festival is often referred to simply as Jazz Fest, but the music includes top artists from a number of different genres. Headlines at New Orleans Jazz Festival include The Who, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, No Doubt, and Pitbull. Jazz Fest is held annually at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is one of the top music festivals in the country. The New Orleans Music Festival consists of 7 days of music, spread out over two weeks. The first weekend includes three days of music, with music picking back up the following Thursday for four more days of music. The New Orleans Jazz Festival is also a showcase for New Orleans famous food, with venders selling po’boys, boil crawfish, alligator sausage, muffulettas, beignets and much more. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for New Orleans Jazz Festival tickets.

The 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival runs April 28 to April 30, and from May 4 to May 7. It’s a ten-day festival famous for its diversity and rich history - thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 400,000 visitors each year. The first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970 became a historical event thanks to the unforgettable performance of Mahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer. While attending the Louisiana Heritage Fair, she saw Eureka Brass Band leading a crowd through the Festival grounds. When George Wein, the producer of the Festival, gave her a microphone, she started to sing along with the band and joined the parade…that’s how the New Orleans Jazz Fest was born.

This year, the Jazz Fest is going to honor New Orleans’ historical connections with Cuba by creating the largest celebration of Cuban culture in the U.S. since the 1950’s - over 150 Cuban artists are invited and most of them will be in the U.S. for the first time!

2018 New Orleans Jazz Festival Preview

The 2017 NOLA Jazz Festival is going to be remembered not only for the massive celebration of Cuban culture, but for it's massive lineup as well. With performances of Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds and the Kings of Leon, New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017 is going be one of the biggest events of this summer.

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2017 Lineup

Stevie Wonder - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Maroon 5 - Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds - Kings of Leon - Usher & The Roots - Harry Connick Jr. - Meghan Trainor - Lorde - Snoop Dogg - Alabama Shakes - Pitbull - Widespread Panic - Trey Anastasio Band - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Earth, Wind & Fire - Wilco - Darius Rucker - Patti LaBelle - NAS with guests The Soul Rebels - Buddy Guy - The Meters - George Benson - Aaron Neville - Corinne Bailey Rae - Irma Thomas - Elle King - Dr. John and the Gris-Gris Krewe - Jonny Lang - Tower of Power - Jon Batiste and Stay Human - Amos Lee - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Big Freedia - Maze ft. Frankie Beverly - The Revivalists - Leon Bridges - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - Dawes - Galactic - Blues Traveler - Margo Price - JOHNNYSWIM - Lake Street Drive - and many more!

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What time do gates open at New Orleans Jazz Festival?

The festival takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Is there parking available at New Orleans Jazz Festival?

Parking is available around the Downtown area, but be aware of increased traffic as a result of the festival, and parking will be limited. It is recommended you take public transport to the festival as Gray Line Tours will be operating continuous round-trip transportation daily.

Is re-entry allowed at New Orleans Jazz Festival?

Only three-day ticket holders can do this, and they must have a valid wristband that has not been tampered with or defaced.

What items are allowed at New Orleans Jazz Festival?

One factory sealed 20 oz. bottle of water or CamelBak is allowed per person. There are free water filling stations around the site. Small backpacks and bags are permitted, but be prepared for security to search items.

What items are not allowed at New Orleans Jazz Festival?

Weapons of any kind - drugs and drug paraphernalia - aerosols - selfie sticks, tripods - chairs - glass - musical instruments - inflatables - audio and visual recording equipment - tents - umbrellas - CDs - skateboards, rollerblades, hoverboards etc - flyers and stickers

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