This year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is slowly approaching and it’s time to think about buying the tickets and arranging your stay. Considering its long tradition and amazing performers that have been announced for this year, Jazz Fest, which will take place April 22-24 and April 28 – May 1, is going to be extraordinary this year. So if you are in two minds about visiting, let us convince you and if you are already planning to come, let us fill you in with all the necessary information for your visit.
1. About the festival
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1970. The festival was born with the idea to honor the city’s legacy as the birthplace of jazz. In its first year, the festival was held at Congo Square and was attended by only 350 people.
Now, that number is closer to 500,000. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of New Orleans and it received many honors and awards. The organizers still make incredible effort to make the festival better year in and year out but tradition is one of the most important aspects of the Jazz Festival. That’s why this festival is so amazing, for combining the tradition and heritage with the modern influences.