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Jazz in the Park

April 14th - June 9, 2016

Jazz in the Park Logo ClearBudweiser presents Jazz in the Park Season, the King of Beers & People United for Armstrong Park teamed up to promote and preserve New Orleans culture in our Jazz in the Park Thursday Concert series and our new "Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival".

This spring, Jazz in the Park turns five years old. Since 2012 Jazz in the Park has been New Orleans' most significant weekly cultural program. Jazz in the Park is as an economic engine for the Treme neighborhood. Through direct mentorship, we have trained 15 at-risk individuals (formerly incarcerated, unemployed, current/former Public Housing client) in event production, through our Production Training program (EPT).

To celebrate Jazz in the Park's anniversary, we will hold our first annual three-day festival called "Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival" presented by Budweiser which will be held May 6th, 7th, and 8th! Festival goers can expect everything they normally experience at Jazz in the Park. We will feature a different school marching band, parading down the St. Ann promenade (inside the park) each hour. Second lines will be an integral part of this festival. The Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club and One Sound Brass Band will strut their stuff between set changes.

In addition to the music on our main stage, marching bands, and second line parades, the festival will also spotlight a different "Dance Troupe" between set changes. Groups like the Star Steppin Cosmnaughties, the Rolling Elvi, Disco Amigos, and the Organ Grinders will thrill our guests. There won't be a dull moment at Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival. As usual, our food vendors will offer everything from soft shell crab po-boys to the city's finest soul food. And our Arts and Craft village will complement the Congo Square Stage, offering some of the best hand-made arts and craft in the world.

Our Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival and our regular scheduled Jazz in the Park concert series poster is designed by Reggie Morris and the art work is from Sheleen Jones the sculptress. Sheleen is also responsible for the Tootie Montana statute in Armstrong Park. Below is the schedule for our Thursday concert series and Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival:

Budweiser presents "Jazz in the Park" Season 9 - Year 5 - spring 2016 schedule:

  • April 14th
    Headliner: Amanda Shaw
    Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots
  • April 21st
    Headliner: Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers
    King James and the Special Men
  • April 28th
    Headliner: New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Irvin Mayfield
    The N'awlins Johnnys
  • May 5th
    Headliner: Davell Crawford
    Stephanie Jordan
  • May 12th
    Headliner: Bag of Donuts
    Preservation Hall Brass Band
  • May 19th
    Headliner: Honey Island Swamp Band
    Zion Trinity: Darcy Malone & the Tangle
  • May 26th
    Headliner: James Andrews
    Colin Lake
  • June 2nd
    Headliner: Rockin Dopsie
    Sporty & the Big Shots
  • June 9th Very Special Headliner to be announced

Budweiser presents the 1st annual "Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Fest" May 6th-8th Schedule:

  • Friday May 6th
    Big Birthday Bash featuring DJ and piano performance by Davell Crawford
  • Saturday May 7th
    Raw Oyster Cult
    Cory Henry and the Treme Funktet
    Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters
    Treme Brass Band
  • Sunday May 8th
    Headliner to be announced
    Little Freddie King
    Soul Rebels
    Darcy Malone and the Tangle
    Cesar Brothers

Please visit www.pufap.org for more information.