Just outside the French Quarter in the Tremé neighborhood is where you’ll find Louis Armstrong Park. Named for one of our city’s most iconic musicians, the 32-acre park served as the first venue for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970.
Today, the tradition lives on with the return of Jazz in the Park! Every Thursday evening the park will host a new installment to its concert series that includes local acts, art and food–so you know it’s a true New Orleans event. This year’s series kicks off on April 14 and runs through every Thursday until June 2 with free admission. This year’s series should prove extra enjoyable with the addition of the Treme Art & Music Festival (May 6-8) that features some of the best local marching bands parading through St. Ann every hour.
This year’s festival lineup includes:
- April 14th – Amanda Shaw and Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
- April 21st – Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers and King James & The Special Men
- April 28th – New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Irvin Mayfieldand The N’awlins Johnnys
- May 5th – Davell Crawfordand Stephanie Jordan
- May 12th – Bag of Donuts and Preservation Hall Brass Band
- May 19th – Honey Island Swamp Bandand Zion Trinity: Darcy Malone & the Tangle
- May 26th – James Andrewsand Colin Lake
- June 2nd – Rockin Dopsieand Sporty & the Big Shots
- June 9th – Very Special Headliner TBA!
If you haven’t been to Jazz in the Park yet, check out this video from Go NOLA: