Experience live music, local art, and favorite seafood dishes at the Cajun-Zydeco Fest! Originally scheduled for March 28 and 29 of last year and then postponed, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is thrilled to announce that the festival will return this year every Friday and Saturday from July 9-31!
As the only festival that exclusively celebrates Cajun and Zydeco music, there is no better place to witness the importance of music to the Crescent City and experience the magic of New Orleans! This year's lineup, with all performances starting 7 p.m., will feature a number of favorites like Chubby Carrier, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Arrive to the festival ready to eat, as there will be numerous local food and beverage vendors present. Located at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on 1225 N. Rampart St., the fest will be a free indoor concert set up for dancing, so wear your go-to, reliable dancing shoes. While admission to this magnificent event is free, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation encourages attendees to RSVP ahead of time. To view the full lineup and to reserve your tickets, visit jazzandheritage.org.
Worried about transportation? Don't worry! Courtesy parking will be available at St. Augustine Catholic Church on 1122 Henriette Delille St. and street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. This wonderful month of live music and fun is free, but donations are happily accepted. Help support the Foundation and keep admission free for years to come by supporting the food and beverage vendors. Also, masks must be worn at all times when you are not in your designed seating.
Of New Orleans's over 150 festivals per year, this is not the one to miss! Make memories and have some good 'ol Louisiana fun at the Cajun-Zydeco Festival!