Budweiser 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:
Please visit www.pufap.org for more information.