Community Outreach Tickets

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Community Outreach Tickets

Community Outreach Tickets

Providing free Jazz Fest tickets to those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to attend the festival.


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture.

As it has for many years, the Foundation’s Community Outreach Tickets program makes free Jazz Fest tickets available to those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. The tickets are distributed through social service organizations such as nonpfofit, educational, religious and government agencies - and they are for use only by clients of those organizations with financial hardships.

To apply for tickets USE THIS NEW ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Only one application per organization. View the full guidelines here or in the Downloads section below.

Community Outreach tickets are distributed according to strict guidelines. They may not be sold, used for fund–raising or given as gifts or incentives to current or former employees, board members, volunteers, business clients and the like. Commercial enterprises and individuals are not eligible to apply. Only applications that adhere to our guidelines will be considered.

Eligible Recipients:
• Nonprofit organizations within the state of Louisiana that provide community services; must provide proof of federal 501(c) (3) or Louisiana nonprofit status
• Religious organizations (with proof of nonprofit status)
• Public and non-profit private schools offering grades 9-12 (with proof of nonprofit status)
• Government agencies that provide services to the needy

Note: Only organizations in Louisiana are eligible to apply.

Schools for pre–kindergarten through eighth graders can make arrangements to attend Jazz Fest through a separate program, School Day at the Fest. For information, please call (504) 410-4100 or send an email to

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for Community Outreach Tickets for the 2017 Jazz Fest.

Please carefully read the guidelines posted in the Downloads section below.

Then please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM USING THIS LINK. Online applications are greatly preferred and strongly encouraged.

Those not able to access the online application form may use the Word document applicaiton form which is availabe from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation office.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 6.

All applications must be accompanied by a letter on the applying organization's stationery signed by the chief executive officer as well as proof of federal 501(c)3 nonprofit status (a letter from the IRS) or proof of State of Louisiana nonprofit status.

Those approved for tickets will be notified via email. Those awarded tickets may pick them up from the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street) on April 12 and April 13, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets not picked up during that time will be forfeited.

Contact the Programs Department of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation by calling (504) 558-6103, or by sending email to:


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