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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Information 


• Single-day tickets cost $50 in advance, $65 at the gate.

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

• Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod St.). 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 or Big Chief VIP Pass.


• 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.), Steamboat Natchez dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River) and City Park (Marconi Meadows) from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $18 from downtown, $14 from City Park. A one-way ticket from the festival to downtown is $10. For more information call 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 not exceeding 6-by-8 feet

• Factory-sealed water (up to 1 liter)

Jazz Fest Prohibits:

• Large or hard coolers and thermoses

• Wagons and carts

• Pets

• Glass

• Personal tents

• Metal poles

• 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, illegal 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, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space

• Setting up chairs and ground tarps in dense audience areas

On the Grounds:

• Jazz Fest food vendors accept cash only. ATMS are available on the grounds. Many other vendors accept credit cards.

• Jazz Fest is handicapped accessible. Call 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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