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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2019

One of a kind celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana

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Inspired by the spirit of Mahalia Jackson and the Eureka Brass Band back in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the most important cultural events in North America. With the combined fervor of a gospel hymn, jazz, zydeco, blues, R&B, rock, funk, African, Latin, Caribbean, folk, and much more the event has showcased most of the chart-topping local artists as well as a wide mix of internationally renowned guests.

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There is something for everyone at the Jazz Fest, from sampling the region's famous cuisine to browsing one-of-a-kind handmade contemporary and traditional arts. Unsurprisingly, Jazz Fest has received many honors over the decades. The Wall Street Journal says Jazz Fest “showcases a wider, deeper lineup of essential American musical styles than any festival in the nation…”

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is usually held at the Fair Grounds Race Course at Gentilly Boulevard, only ten-minute drive from the French Quarter.

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