New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, or 'Jazz Fest', celebrates the musical heritage and culture of the famous Lousiana city.



New Orleans is jazz. And jazz is New Orleans.

The cultural melting pot that is the state of Louisiana and the city known as The Big Easy is expressed not just in its robust food culture but through its peerless musical heritage.

The world-famous event’s full title is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But the locals, liking as they do to keep things, well, easy, just settle on calling it Jazz Fest.

The 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

You’ll catch next year’s Jazz Fest between April 27 and May 6, 2018.

A dizzying roster of artists spanning every genre from the songbook of the southern states (blues, soul, jazz, gospel, funk, Latin, African, Caribbean, folk and all points south) will be performing all day, every day, across 12 different stages at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racecourse.

Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Santana, Sarah Vaughan, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Dave Brubeck are just a few mere throwaway legendary names who have graced Jazz Fest in the past. 

Who would rule out the next wave of future greats being up there on stage in 2018?