Your Jazz Fest 2022 Roundup

Jazz Fest New Orleans
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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be returning to the fairgrounds this weekend for the first time since 2019. Founded in 1970, the festival has become beloved among locals and visitors alike, boasting thirteen tents and stages that host national and local musical acts. The festival also offers myriad food and craft tents.

This year, musical headliners include Lionel Richie and Death Cab for Cutie on Friday, April 29 and The Who, Nelly, and Jason Isbell on Saturday, April 30. 

On Sunday, May 1, Red Hot Chili Peppers will take the stage, stepping in to fill the void left by previous headlining act Foo Fighters. Foo Fighters canceled tour dates in the wake of the death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins. The Avett Brothers will close out the fest on the same day. 

Luke Combs, Billy Strings and Ziggy Marley will headline on Thursday, May 5. The Black Crowes, Ludacris and Elvis Costello headline Friday, May 6. Stevie Nicks, Erykah Badu and Melissa Etheridge will play Saturday, May 7 and Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and Trombone Shorty close the festival on Sunday, May 8.

More than just a music festival, Jazz Fest is known for its amazing food. Some highlights include: 

Red Beans & Rice W/ Sausage, *Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice, Blackberry Cobbler- Burks & Douglas

Boudin, Boudin Balls, Shrimp & Lump Crab Ravigote, Louisiana Crawfish Remoulade- Papa Ninety Catering

Ya Ka Mein, Vegetarian Ya Ka Mein, Fried Pork Chop Sandwich, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Bread Pudding w/ rum sauce, Huckabuck frozen cups- Ms. Linda’s Catering

Fried Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boy, Fried Catfish Filet Po-Boy- Galley Seafood Restaurant

Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo, Corn & Shrimp Bisque, Crawfish Enchilada- Prejean’s Restaurant

Crawfish Bisque, Creole Filé Gumbo, Louisiana Trout Dizzy’s (Grilled, Topped W/ Shrimp & Crawfish) Baquet’s- Li’l Dizzy’s Café

BBQ Pork Ribs, BBQ Turkey Wings, Meaty White Beans, Cole SLaw, Peach Cobbler- Down Home Creole Cookin’

Stuffed Beignets: Lump Crab, Praline, and Chocolate, Assorted Pralines: Pecan, Coconut, Chocolate, Rum Flavor, Sweet Potato Cookie, Praline Shoe Sole- Loretta’s Authentic Pralines

Tagine Of Lamb (Lamb Stew W/ Basmati Rice), Merguez (Grilled Lamb Sausage), Crawfish, Spinach & Zucchini Bisque, Tunisian Salad- Jamila’s Café

Crawfish Bread, Shrimp Bread, Sausage & Jalapeño Bread- Panaroma Foods

Pecan Catfish Meunière, Seafood Mirliton Casserole, Fried Crawfish Cake w/ Smoked Tomato & Jalapeño Tartar- Gallagher’s Grill

Crawfish Monica- Big River Foods

Spicy Meat Pie, Crawfish Pie, Broccoli & Cheese Pie, Mini Shrimp & Andouille Pies- Mrs. Wheat’s Foods

The fest also includes art exhibits in the Cultural Exchange Pavilion, Native American Village, and Louisiana Folklife Village and a selection of crafts in the Congo Square African Marketplace and the Louisiana Marketplace. 

For ticket information click here.

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