Media credential request

Thank you for your interest in covering the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation!

Media/Photo pass credentials are provided to those who are on assignment for established media outlets or who have a documented history of publishing photos in mainstream media outlets. The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is a free event so media/photo credential is not required for taking photos. We kindly request that media/photo credential holders share their Festival content with our team.

Below is a list of information that will be required upon submitting your application for consideration:

  • For photographers representing media, a letter of assignment from your editor.
  • For Freelance photographers, documentation of having published images from this or similar events in mainstream media outlets.
  • A copy of the publication or details about the assigning outlet.
  • Days you plan to cover the festival.

For media interested in information or covering any of the Foundation’s events, please contact the Programs Department at media [at]

Please note:  

  • No video cameras or camera crews are permitted inside the festival unless an authorized television crew has permission.
  • Freelance journalists and photographers without a specific assignment from a media outlet will not be considered for media credentials.
  • Credentialing is at the discretion of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and a request does not guarantee credentialing.
  • Credentials will not be mailed and must be picked up at the VIP Tent on festival days at Lafayette Square Park.
  • Filming for commercial purposes without an official media credential is not authorized. 
  • Photo pit credentials do not provide access to festival VIP areas.
  • Photo pit access is restricted to the first two songs of each artist’s performance.