Locals love them all, but French Quarter Fest, a free huzzah to homegrown musical talent, is a New Orleans favorite.

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Music plays a leading role in New Orleans, the city that brought jazz into the world. And while traditional jazz is revered here, New Orleans is tuned into all kinds of music expression.The calendar is dotted with music celebrations both epic and homespun.

Blues is on the menu at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, while all things Louis Armstrong is heralded during August’s.


Spring’s Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) may be the best known, but hordes of soul, R&B and hip hop fans attend Essence over Fourth of July weekend and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience brings indie rock, punk and metal to City Park over Halloween weekend.


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will make your ears smile. And then there’s the food.

Get ready for the best of R&B, hip-hop, jazz and more at 2018 ESSENCE Festival® Presented By Coca-Cola® - the premier showcase for contemporary African American music and culture. Held over Fourth of July weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, this three-day party named for its founder and sponsoring magazine, combines high-octane music performances with inspirational speakers and provocative conversations about race, gender, culture, and art.


In addition to hearing live music from these world famous performers, you can participate in the 2018 Free Daytime Experiences. The features some of the most knowledgeable experts sharing their ideas on how to better communities, while Essence Path to Power features experts sharing tips on pursuing personal success.

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Jun 13 - Jun 16 2019 Manchester,
 Tennessee (Great Stage Park)
$319-$349 (GA); $825 (VIP)

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