Fans of the Tremé Creole Gumbo and the Congo Square Rhythms Festival are in for a treat.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation recently announced that the two festivals will combine into one big event. Both festivals will occur from March 25 to 27 at Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square. The event will have multiple performance stages, food vendors, and art markets.
Plus, the foundation also announced the lineup, which will consist of local singers and bands performing from 10:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. all day. The lineup is as follows:
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
• Drum Circle
• Paulin Brothers Brass Band
• Margie & Sula Present the Wanderfuls
• The Stooges Brass Band
• Tonya Boyd-Cannon
• Caesar Brothers Funk Box
• Kings of Brass
• Erica Falls
• James Andrews
• Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles
• Rebirth Brass Band
• Cyril Neville with Omari Neville & the Fuel
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
• Drum Circle
• Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Brass Band
• African Dance with Tekrema, N'Kafu, Culu, Kumbuka Dance Collective, and N'Fungola Sibo
• Tremé Brass Band
• Charmaine Neville
• Bamboula 2000
• Mardi Gras Indian Battle
• Kinfolk Brass Band
• Cha Wa
• Original Pinettes Brass Band
• Hot 8 Brass Band
Plus, don't miss John Boutté and Family live in concert on Friday, March 25 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center at 8 p.m. The concert will also feature special guests Tanya Boutté and Arséne DeLay. The show costs $10.
For more information about both festivals, visit jazzandheritage.org. You can also purchase tickets for the Friday concert at eventbrite.com.