Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival 2022 Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW ORLEANS (July 14, 2022) – The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival returns to Lafayette Square Park (602 St. Charles Ave.) in New Orleans for its 15th edition on October 14-16, 2022.
Charlie Musselwhite and Ruthie Foster will top the bill at the festival, which is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is an award-winning event, featuring two stages of music, a large selection of the best barbecue vendors in the region and a local arts market.
The festival will be held on Friday, October 14 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 11:00am to 8:30pm.
Performers at the 2022 edition include Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Robert Finley, Walter Wolfman Washington, Kenny Neal, Mr. Sipp, Jon Cleary, Johnny Sansone, Little Freddie King, Trudy Lynn, Mia Borders, Mem Shannon & the Membership, Joy Clark, Eric Johanson, Layla Musselwhite, Dk Harrel, Kevin & the Blues Groovers, and Wolfe Johns Blues Band.
The Blues & BBQ Festival was last held in-person in 2019 before the COVID pandemic. In 2020, the festival was produced online by the Foundation and its radio station, WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans, as “Blues Festing in Place.”
The festival is free, but VIP Experience Passes are available to those looking for a premium festival experience, which include a balcony view of Lafayette Square, seating, two complimentary bars, and air conditioning. Those are good for the entire weekend and available here: https://bluesvip2022.eventbrite.com
For more information, visit crescentcitybluesfest.com
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. The Foundation’s beloved community radio station WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM will broadcast the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival live from Lafayette Square – over the air and live-streaming video at www.wwoz.org and on the Foundation’s Facebook page.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation gratefully acknowledges the festival co-sponsors:
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. For more about the Foundation and what we do, visit us online at www.jazzandheritage.org
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 14
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Robert Finley
Saturday, Oct. 15
St. Charles Ave. Stage
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Layla Musselwhite
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mr. Sipp
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Kenny Neal
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Charlie Musselwhite
Camp Street Stage
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wolfe Johns Blues Band
1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mem Shannon & the Membership
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mia Borders
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Walter Wolfman Washington
Sunday, Oct. 16
St Charles Ave. Stage
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eric Johanson
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Joy Clark
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Johnny Sansone
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ruthie Foster
Camp Street Stage
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kevin & the Blues Groovers
1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. DK Harrell
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trudy Lynn
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Little Freddie King
Baylee Badawy, Marketing Coordinator
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation