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460,000 Celebrate New Orleans and Louisiana Culture at Jazz Fest 2023

By Estereo Mcintosh | 04/07/2023

New Orleans, LA (May 11, 2023) The 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell drew 460,000 festivalgoers to this year’s event, Jazz Fest organizers announced today, as the Festival once again transformed the Fair Grounds Race Course and the entire city into a cultural destination for music lovers from all over the world.

“The success of Jazz Fest owes everything to the magic of New Orleans and to all of the culture bearers of the state of Louisiana,” said Quint Davis, Producer/Director of the event. “We’re already working on next year’s Festival. Let’s do it again!”

Over its two weekends Jazz Fest presented seven days of the region’s best music—blues, gospel, rock, R & B, traditional and contemporary jazz, Cajun and zydeco, brass band and Mardi Gras Indian music, and much more—along with an unparalleled mix of the greatest American roots and world music. As always, Jazz Fest served up more than 100 different dishes of Louisiana’s famously irresistible cuisine from an only-at-Jazz Fest menu that offers fine-dining quality food in a festival setting. Three acclaimed arts and crafts fairs also showcased the handmade crafts of Louisiana and beyond.