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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Information 


• Single-day tickets cost $58 in advance, $70 at the gate.

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

• Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in advance in person at the Smoothie King Center box office. Advance purchase-priced tickets for the first weekend are available through April 23. Advance purchase-priced tickets for the second weekend are available through April 29. 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 and Big Chief, Grand Marshal and Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP passes.


• 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 $19 from downtown or $15 from City Park. A one-way ticket from the festival to downtown is $10. For more information call (504) 569-1401 or (800) 233-2628 or visit

Jazz Fest permits:

• Small bags and backpacks (17 by 12 by 10 inches) and 12-pack soft coolers

• Single, collapsible chairs

• Wheelchairs and medical scooters

• Push-strollers for children

• Blankets and small tarps not exceeding 6 by 8 feet

• Factory-sealed water (up to 1 liter)

• Hand-held, personal-sized umbrellas

Jazz Fest prohibits:

• Large or hard-sided coolers

• Wagons and carts

• Shade canopies, or beach or pole-style umbrellas

• Personal tents

• Athletic games

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

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

• Pets

• Glass

• Video- and audio-recording equipment

• Unauthorized vending

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

• Inflatable items

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

• Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband

On the grounds:

• Jazz Fest food and drink vendors are cash only. ATMs are available on the grounds.

• Jazz Fest is accessible to the disabled. Call (504) 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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