Officially the festival is held between the hours of 11am and 7pm, after which the numerous bars and nightclubs in New Orleans handles the crowds and continues the party atmosphere between closed doors. According to the festival’s website, you’ll be able to experience an eclectic mix of music genres, some of which include: blues, R&B, gospel music, Cajun music, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk music, Latin, rock, rap music, country music, bluegrass.
If you’re not that into your music but would still like to check it out there are many other things you can do to keep entertained. For the foodies out there you’ll not be disappointed with what’s on offer at the festival. Eating at any number of the 70+ different food stalls will keep anyone happy no matter what your tastes are, the official food policy is “no carnival food” so you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. There are eight different food areas: Food Area I, Food Area II, Congo Square, Heritage Square, Around the Grounds, the Folk Area, the Grandstand, and a Kids’ Food section which are spotted all around the festival grounds. You could always check out the Top Picks for Food at the New Orleans Jazz Festival if you wanted to get some idea on what is on offer.
Each year on average New Orleans Jazz Festival earns the local economy some $300 million.
Whilst the lineup has not yet been announced you can be confident it will host some good acts. Tickets are expected to be in the $50-$60 price range if you pay in advance or $65-$70 if you pay at the door.
For more information please visit the official Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Jazz_Festival or visit the festivals offical website at http://www.nojazzfest.com/