Jazz in the Park returns for eight weeks this spring, running from April 16th to June 11th, with a stellar roster of New Orleans music that features Kermit Ruffins, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Soul Rebels, Monk Boudreaux, and James Andrews to name a few. Jazz in the Park will kick off with second lines by the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club and the One Sound Brass Band at 4 p.m.
This year Jazz in the Park will spotlight a Treme Art Exhibit at the Jazz Compound in Armstrong Park, which will include work by 23 Treme artists. Additionally, the music series will feature seven local food vendors and 18 art and craft vendors with original work for sale. A kids' craft and play area offers enriching activities for families who attend Jazz in the Park, including a spacewalk and face-painting.
High school marching bands are an integral part of New Orleans' music culture, and Jazz in the Park will highlight some local favorites, including Warren Easton, Landry Walker, Edna Karr and Sophie B. Wright schools, with parades around Armstrong Park beginning at 4:30 p.m. on concert days.
Season 7 includes music from 4-8 p.m.April 16
The Soul Rebels
Tank and the Bangas
Preservation Hall Brass Band
The Honorable South
New Breed Brass Band
Glen David Andrews
Baptiste & Sons
Tribute to Wild Magnolias featuring Monk Boudreaux
Darcy Malone & the Tangle
Raw Oyster Cult
Please visit www.pufap.org for more information.