Music plays a leading role in New Orleans, the city that brought jazz into the world. And while traditional jazz is revered here, New Orleans is tuned into all kinds of music expression. The calendar is dotted with music celebrations both epic and homespun. These festivals act as a kind of melodious Johnny Apple Seed, spreading the Gospel of New Orleans music to visitors from around the country and the world. Locals love them all, but French Quarter Fest, a free huzzah to homegrown musical talent, is a New Orleans favorite. Here is a list:. Meeting Planners. Travel Professionals. Press and Media.
A Complete List of Music Festivals 2015
This summer boasts some of the biggest, loudest and most unique music festivals, from Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond. No matter what you like or where you live, this summer almost certainly has a festival for you. Just as, say, Midwestern techno fans can find their rhythm at Detroit's Movement, rural New Englanders can vibe off alt-country and marvel at hot balloons from the grass of Western Massachusetts' Green River. But what if you're a nu-metal diehard stuck in western Quebec? Then Amnesia Rockfest has you covered. This gloriously diverse celebration of Louisiana culture can't be recreated anywhere else, and you won't find many other lineups that bring together No Doubt, Buddy Guy and the Who. And as anyone whose ever spent double-digits on a soggy Sunday corn dog can tell you, it's a big plus that the midtown location puts you within walking distance of local food trucks and great barbeque. This year's lineup suggests that freaks of all generations are welcome, spanning 50 years of psychedelic excellence. The festival will be held in Las Vegas in Rockers and pop fans get two separate weekends, with EDM and indie stages thrown in for good measure, but we assume there will be equal distribution of pyrotechnics.
Here are the highlights from day 1 of Jazz Fest It's one that inspires intimate and sometimes impromptu performances, which Urban gave the crowd gladly in the form of "Somebody Like You. The students were promised a classroom "pizza party" if they could convince Urban of the smooch. In a sweet and funny moment from the affable star, Urban obliged.
The term "Jazz Fest" also refers to the days surrounding the festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the festival weekends. As the event's popularity grew, the festival expanded to include nationally known acts. And of course there is lots of jazz , both contemporary and traditional. The Festival also features a wide variety of vendors selling local foods and crafts. All food vendors go through a strict screening process to ensure quality and sanitary food handling practices. In addition, most foods are made with fresh, local ingredients and are prepared by hand. All food vendors are small, locally owned businesses. There are craft booths throughout the grounds.