Since 1970 or so, music lovers from around the globe have made the pilgrimage to New Orleans between April and May each year. Millions of people have flocked to the city over the decades for a festival born around the cultural preservation of music, food, tradition, and community fellowship. It's time for the Jazz and Heritage Festival 2024, April 25 – May 5.

The legendary festival is brought to you by The Foundation, whose mission is to "ensure New Orleans’ rich cultural legacy lives on in future generations." For more about the Foundation, please visit For more than 50 years, Jazz Fest has taken place at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (est. 1872.) The legacy continues as the NOLA festival famously brings folks worldwide together to celebrate jazz in Louisiana!


The celebration begins with the jump-off, an elegant and delightful celebration of Louisiana music and cuisine. The Patron Party is at 6 p.m., and the 24th Annual Jazz Fest Gala is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Dr.) Get your tickets!

This year’s gala will celebrate Colombia’s musical heritage and feature renowned artists from New Orleans and Colombia. Enjoy a delicious fusion of New Orleans and Colombian culinary paradise.


“Locals Thursday” tickets are just $50 for Louisiana residents. Weekend Passes and VIP Packages are on Sale Now! For more info, go to Expedia is Jazz Fest's official travel partner, and members can save up to 30% by adding a select hotel to their flight and earning OneKeyCash on eligible bookings. Visit to book now.




The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, is a co-production of Festival Productions, Inc.- New Orleans and AEG Presents. Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Expedia, Miller Lite, and the Louisiana Office of Tourism. First Horizon Bank, Ochsner Health, Morris Bart, Peoples Health, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, New Orleans & Company, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Rockstar Energy Drink, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Coca-Cola, New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF), Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, and WWOZ are also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.

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