2023 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Food Menu Announcement


NEW ORLEANS, LA (September 27, 2023)
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival unveiled a selection of food menus for the upcoming event set to take place at Lafayette Square (602 St. Charles Ave.) in downtown New Orleans — October 13-15, 2023.

The food menus detail barbecue dishes and other cuisine that will be available for purchase from a variety of Louisiana vendors including Cocoa & Cream Catering, Voleos Seafood, Que Pasta Nola Latin Street Food, Cafe Dauphine, Cochon King BBQ, Tiger’s Creole Cuisine, Divine Cuisine, Devil Moon, Brocato’s Catering, Central City BBQ, and Steakman Catering.

Featured dessert vendors at the festival are Quintin’s Natural Ice Cream & Sorbet, KD’s NOLA Treats, Fresh Fruit Sensations, and Etalian Happy Ice.

Gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available for purchase at the festival.

The festival will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 from 11:00am to 8:30pm. Two stages of music and a large arts market also run throughout the weekend.

Media outlets and journalists interested in covering the 2023 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival may fill out the media request form here.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to the sponsors of the 2023 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival:
Cathead Vodka, Urban South Brewery, Oxbow Rum DistilleryNational Endowment for the Arts, Evamor Water, Luzianne Tea, Chillzone, WGNO, Louisiana Lottery, and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.

A very special thank you to festival volunteer sponsors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation invests proceeds from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell and additional funds that we raise for year-round programming in education, economic development and cultural enrichment.   Education programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lectures, the Class Got Brass competition for school brass bands, a youth audio workshop program, youth vocal workshops, and more! Economic Development initiatives include the Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund accelerator program and Sync Up entertainment industry workshops. Cultural enrichment programs include the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series and annual Foundation Festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival.  Importantly, these are free programs that the Jazz and Heritage Foundation has developed over many years to ensure that we give back to Louisiana. The Jazz & Heritage Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM and the Jazz & Heritage Archive.  In late 2014, the Foundation opened the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an education and community facility named for the late Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his wife Joyce.  In March of 2020, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation established the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund – a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana musicians who were affected by the pandemic. In the last two years the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has been able to provide relief funds of more than $2 million dollars supporting musicians, music industry gig workers, Black Masking Indians and other indigenous cultural practitioners. To learn more about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, please visit us online at