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Jazz Fest 2016: Info & FAQ/Kids Tent Performances 


• Single-day tickets cost $65 in advance, $75 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 21. Advance purchase-priced tickets for the second weekend are available through April 27. 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 a 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 Gentilly Blvd.) and at Alcee Fortier Park (3100 Esplanade Ave.).

• 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 (Wisner Boulevard at Filmore Avenue) 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

• Bicycle parking is available near the Gentilly Boulevard and Sauvage Street entrances.

On the Grounds:

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

• Jazz Fest is handicapped accessible. Call the festival at (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.

Jazz Fest Permits:

• Small bags and backpacks (17 x 12 x 10 inches) & 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

• Rolling bags

• Wagons and carts

• Pets

• Glass

• Personal tents

• Shade canopies or beach or pole-style umbrellas

• Athletic games

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

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

• Video- and audio-recording equipment

• Unauthorized vending

• Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband

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

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

• Inflatable items, drones

Jazz Fest 2016: Kids Tent Performances

Friday, April 22

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Young Audiences Brass Band Throwdown

12:40 p.m.-1:25 p.m. KID smART Student Showcase

1:50 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Vishten of Canada

3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Rosa Ashby Metoyer

4:10 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Chosen Vessels Dance & Performing Arts

5:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Uptown Music Theatre

Saturday, April 23

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The RRAAMS

12:40 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Confetti Park Players

1:35 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team

1:50 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Sylvia Yancy

3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Square Dance with Lost in the Holler

3:50 p.m.-4 p.m. Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team

4:10 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Ashe Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute

5:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Capoeira New Orleans

Sunday, April 24

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Royal Boys Choir

12:40 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Mister G

1:50 p.m.-2:35 p.m. New Orleans Dance Collective

3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Pelican212

4:10 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Sundays in Congo Square

5:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Young Band Nation

Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29
Saturday, April 30
Sunday, May 1

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