The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has announced the addition of an extra day to their 2024 Festival. The event will now begin on Thursday, April 25th, creating two equal four-day weekends, starting on Thursday, April 25th - Sunday, April 28th and Thursday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 5th.
Held at the historic Fair Grounds Race Course, Jazz Fest features over 5,000 musicians across 14 stages performing virtually every style of music plus mouth-watering food, a prestigious juried crafts fair and much more. Started in 1970, the Festival now annually draws almost 500,000 people to celebrate the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round activities in education, economic development and cultural enrichmen.
Additional information on next year's Jazz Fest will be released in the coming months. Make sure you are folowing Jazz Fest on social media platforms and check out nojazzfest.com for all the latest updates on the festival.