When: Sat., Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2015
The free inaugural festival features live music, a second-line parade, stilt walkers, kids' activities, health screenings and church tours. John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Shannon Powell, Leroy Jones Quintet, Lil Glenn & Backatown and New Breed and Treme brass bands perform. Proceeds benefit church renovations. Festival 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; patron party 6 p.m. Friday at the Jazz and Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart St.); gospel mass 10 a.m. Sunday; gospel extravaganza 4 p.m. Sunday.