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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Information


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

11 a.m.-7 p.m., April 29-May 1, May 5-8

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.;


-Single day tickets cost $45 in advance, $60 at the gate.

-Child's ticket $5 (available at the gate only; ages 2-10; adult must be present with child).

-Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod St.). All Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

-VIP ticket information is available at

-Re-entry to the Fair Grounds is allowed only with WWOZ Brass Pass, Foundation Gala Pass or Big Chief VIP Pass.


-There are taxi stands at Stallings Playground (1600 block of Gentilly Boulevard) and Fortier Park (3200 block of Esplanade Avenue).

-Gray Line operates continuous round-trip transportation to the festival from the Sheraton Hotel (500 Canal St.), Gray Line Lighthouse (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River) and City Park (Marconi Meadows) from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $17 from downtown, $14 from City Park. A one-way ticket from the festival to downtown is $10. For more information call 569-1401 or (800) 535-7786 or visit

Jazz Fest Permits:

-Small bags and backpacks (17x12x10") and empty 12-pack soft coolers

-Single, collapsible chairs

-Wheelchairs and medical scooters

-Children' strollers

-Blankets not exceeding 6x8 feet

-Factory-sealed water (up to 1 liter)

Jazz Fest Prohibits:

-Large or hard coolers and thermoses

-Wagons and carts



-Personal tents

-Metal poles

-Shade canopies, or beach or pole-style umbrellas

-Athletic games

-Large chairs with rockers, foot rests, side tables, etc.

-Bicycles or other wheeled personal transport devices (e.g. skateboards)

-Video and audio recording equipment

-Unauthorized vending

-Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband

-Outside beverages except factory sealed water (up to 1 liter)

-Inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc., to reserve space

-Setting up chairs and ground tarps in dense audience areas

On the Grounds:

-Jazz Fest is cash only. ATMs are available on the grounds.

-Jazz Fest is handicapped accessible. Call 410-6104 for information.

-There are two medical tents on festival grounds. One is near the edge of the track between the Gentilly and Fais Do-Do stages. The other is on the edge of the track near the Acura display tent.

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