The New Orleans Jazz Fest returns in 2016 with some a large selection of acts from across many genres. Check out the table below for your opportunity to get New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets in single-day passes or multi-day passes for either of the two weekends it'll be held this year.
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
May 01, 2016
|New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie & Mavis Staples||New Orleans, LA|
New Orleans Fairgrounds
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The New Orleans Jazz Fest was created in 1970 by festival mogul and music producer George Wein, who also created the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and Newport Folk Festival in 1959. Wein charged Allison Miner and Quint Davis with producing the first festival, and the two brought aboard a number of local jazz performers.
Over time attendance has risen from a mere 350 people at the first festival to a high of 600,000 in 2001. The lineup of the event has also changed over the years, from primarily jazz and other New Orleans and Louisiana-based sounds to an expanded set of genres, including rock, R&B, hip hop, and country. The festival is also known for its selection of Cajun foods, crawfish, and other regional cuisine.