Since New Orleanians have not been able to experience Jazz Fest since May 2019, people miss the culture, food, music, and excitement that Jazz Fest brings to the city. Just like a lot of New Orleans festivals that usually occur in the spring, Jazz Fest has been pushed back to October because of the pandemic.
To celebrate the return of Jazz Fest, Tipitina's is excited to host a variety of shows during the weekends of Jazz Fest, which are October 8-10 and 15-17. The first weekend of shows will include talented artists such as Anders Osborne, Turkuaz, and The Word. The second weekend will feature even more performers, including St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Greyboy Allstars, and Dumpstaphunk. Galactic, the funk band that owns Tipitina's, will be performing both weekends.
Tipitina's has been an iconic music venue in New Orleans since the 1970s. However, the venue had to shut down because of the pandemic last year, and it has suffered financially. Attending the Jazz Fest 2021 shows not only supports Tipitina's, but it also gives you an exciting two weekends of good music, drinks, and fun.
It is important to note that all shows are standing room only and are available for ages 18 and up, unless otherwise stated on Tipitina's website. Additionally, Tipitina's is a non-smoking venue, and no outside food or drinks are allowed. Be sure to remember your ID as well, since it is required if you need to pick up Will Call tickets and enter the venue.
Ticket prices will vary night to night, depending on who is performing. Tickets went on sale June 18 and they can be purchased online or in-person at the Tipitina's box office, which is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tipitinas.com.