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Treme Creole Gumbo Festival returns Nov. 18-19 

There’s gumbo and brass bands at the free festival in Armstrong Park

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Photo by Jeffrey Dupuis

The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival features many styles of gumbo and a lineup of brass bands including Rebirth (pictured), Hot 8, TBC, Treme, Pinettes and others. Tuba Skinny, Trumpet Mafia and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Ensemble also perform.

  Festival vendors offer various gumbos made with chicken, sausage and seafood and there's a vegan version. A "Gumbosium," or panel discussion about cooking, features chefs Frank Brigtsen (Brigtsen's), Celestine Dunbar (Dunbar's Creole Cuisine), Linda Green (Ms. Linda's Soul Food Catering), Michael Gulotta (MoPho, Maypop), Ericka Lassir (Diva Dawg) and Susan Spicer (Bayona, Mondo).

  The festival also has an art market and kids' activities. Free admission.

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