2019 Treme Creole Gumbo Fest

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Admission: Free
Location: Louis Armstrong Park
701 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: (504) 558-6100
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New Orleans’ Premier Brass Band Showcase
Plus: Gumbo Cooking Demonstrations!



Welcome to the 12th annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival – New Orleans’ premier brass band showcase. If you love brass bands and gumbo   – or, better yet, enjoying some delicious gumbo while listening to New Orleans jazz in a beautiful downtown park – then this is the event for you.

  The 2019 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov., 17, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. both days in Louis Armstrong Park. Admission is free. The festival is produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.  Once again, we will host the finest display of traditional and contemporary New Orleans brass band jazz to be found anywhere on the planet. 


This fall, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present two of its  popular festivals on one weekend  - Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival. The festivals will take place Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th in Congo Square and Louis Armstrong Park.  Admission is still free and open to the public. There will be two stages of music celebrating the New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora: jazz, funk, contemporary and traditional brass band, gospel and rhythm & blues!  African drumming and dance will be a continued highlight at Congo Square Rhythms Festival, as well as, the annual Mardi Gras Indian “battle” – with tribes from various neighborhoods.

Beyond the music is the food and art! 

There will be two food courts – each offering a mix of classic New Orleans dishes and food.  We’ll, of course, have a smorgasboard of New Orleans’ signature dishes –  different varieties of gumbo,
red beans and rice, crabmeat beignets, deep fried bell peppers, jambalaya, poboys, fresh produce, seafood and more!

We will have two art markets.

The Congo Square Market will feature art, crafts, jewelry, locally produced bath and beauty products and imported items from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Treme Market will feature original local art, crafts, jewelry and unique handmade items.
The festivals are our way of paying tribute to our ancestors and our cultural traditions-  through food, music, drumming and dance.  By bringing these two festivals together– we are hoping to make a bigger impact on our city. 
So please join us November 16th through November 17th.  Check back soon for more details!

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.