On the first weekend of October, the famous Tremé neighborhood will host its second annual Tremé Festival. All weekend you can enjoy the local music and food of this cherished New Orleans neighborhood that people come from all over the world to see.
Tremé Fest is a donation-based event, created to raise money for the beloved St. Augustine Catholic Church. The festival will be held on the streets bordering the church, located at the corner Henriette Delille and Gov. Nicholls Streets. It is FREE and open to the public.
Fest entertainers include Tank & the Bangas, Glen David Andrews, Little Freddie King, To Be Continued Brass Band, Doreen Ketchens, Michael "Soulman" Baptiste, Zulu Connection, Casa Samba Drum line, One Beat and Ray Wimbley. An All-Star Treme' Band made up of musicians from the neighborhood, including Kermit Ruffins, Shannon Powell, James Andrews and more will be featured. The family friendly festival will offer health screenings by St. Anna's, voter registration, tours of St. Augustine Church, as well as activities and entertainment for kids. Fest goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and/or blankets.
If you really want to experience the unique history and heritage that is New Orleans, you won't want to miss this event!