Music, Food, Friends

Hello, fellow music enthusiasts! I’m Karen Brem, the Marketing Director at the New Orleans Guest House, just a stone’s throw away from where the magic happens at the Jazz & Heritage Festival. I’m here to share all the thrilling details about what you can expect from the opening weekend of this year’s festival, running from April 25th to May 5th, 2024.

Our charming hotel is already buzzing with excitement as we prepare to welcome guests from around the globe. With the festival right around the corner, our dedicated staff is on hand, sharing insider tips and ensuring that every guest’s stay is as comfortable and delightful as possible.

Chris Stapleton to Light Up the Main Stage

The festival will kick off with a show-stopping performance from the immensely talented Chris Stapleton. Mark your calendars for Saturday evening at 5:20 PM when Chris will take the main stage. Known for his deep, soulful voice and masterful songwriting, Chris is set to deliver a mesmerizing mix of country and southern rock that you won’t want to miss.

A Lineup That Strikes Every Chord

The excitement extends far beyond Chris Stapleton. This year’s lineup is as diverse as it is impressive. Widespread Panic will be there to rock the house with their signature jams, and The Beach Boys will bring their iconic harmonies, reminding us all why their music has stood the test of time.

New Orleans’ own Jon Batiste promises to electrify with his dynamic blend of jazz, R&B, and funk. Rock enthusiasts will be thrilled as The Killers bring their high-energy performance to the festival. Add Fantasia’s powerhouse vocals and Heart’s classic rock into the mix, and you have a musical feast that spans across eight stages and six tents, ensuring there’s always something to see and hear.

Feast on Fabulous Flavors

It’s not just about the music—our local cuisine along with delicacies from far away will be in full swing! Prepare to indulge in a mouthwatering array of dishes. From spicy jambalaya and crispy shrimp po’ boys to sweet, powdered beignets and cool sno-balls, each dish is a celebration of New Orleans’ rich culinary heritage. Make sure to bring your appetite and get ready to savor these delectable treats.

Tips for a Fantastic Festival Experience

Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your Jazz Fest experience:

Your Home Base for Festival Fun

At the New Orleans Guest House, we’re all about making your stay as memorable as the festival itself. During the Jazz Fest we are offering single-night-only reservations, that’s right y’all, for these 2 weeks of Jazz Fest we have dropped our minimum reservation policy! We offer clean, affordable accommodations and a friendly team that’s excited to enhance your Jazz Fest adventure. While we promise no extravagant frills, we do guarantee a cozy bed to recharge in after a day full of music, food, and fun.

Get Ready to Party

As we gear up for the first weekend of the Jazz & Heritage Festival 2024, the anticipation is building. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a first-timer, there’s something at Jazz Fest for everyone. Feel free to drop by the New Orleans Guest House or share your festival adventures with us—we love hearing about your experiences as much as we enjoy being part of them.

So, keep the rhythm going and your spirits high, and let’s make this Jazz Fest one to remember!

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