Tremé Creole Gumbo & Congo Square rhthyms festivals

March 26-27, 2022

It was in Congo Square that enslaved African people gathered on Sunday afternoons to practice their ancestral traditions. Their legacy lives on in our Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festivals, a free weekend celebration showcasing the music, food, and dance that made this city known around the world. This combined festival event will be fun for the entire family.


When 

The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals return on the same weekend March 26-27, 2022

Where 

Louis Armstrong Park – 701 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, La 70116

live Music schedule 

Two Full Days of Music 10:45am to 7:00pm 

Friday, March 25th

Festival Kickoff Concert with John Boutté and Family with special guests: Tanya Boutté &
Arséne DeLay at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street)

SOLD OUT – will be live-streamed for free on Friday, March 25 at 8pm CT on jazzandheritage.org/live

Saturday, March 26th

Congo Square Rhythms Stage

10:45am to 11:45am Drum Circle 

11:45am to 12:30pm Margie & Sula Present the Wanderfuls 

12:45pm to 1:45pm Casmé 

2:00pm to 3:15pm The Caesar Brothers featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo

3:30pm to 4:45pm Erica Falls 

5:00pm to 6:15pm Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles 

6:30pm to 7:30pm Cyril Neville featuring Omari Neville & the Fuel 


Tremé Creole Gumbo Stage

11:00am to 12:15pm Paulin Brothers Brass Band 

12:30pm to 1:45pm The Stooges Brass Band 

2:00pm to 3:00pm Tonya Boyd-Cannon 

3:15pm to 4:15pm Kings of Brass 

4:30pm to 5:30pm James Andrews 

5:45pm to 7:00pm Rebirth Brass Band 

Sunday, March 27th

Congo Square Rhythms Stage

10:45am to 11:45am Drum Circle 

12:00pm to 1:00pm African Dance 

Tekrema 

N’Kafu n Culu 

Kumbuka Dance Collective 

Nkiruka Drum & Dance Ensemble

N’Fungola Sibo 

2:30pm to 3:30pm Bamboula 2000 

3:45pm to 4:30pm Mardi Gras Indian Battle 

4:45pm to 6:15pm Cha Wa 


Tremé Creole Gumbo Stage

11:00am to 12:15pm Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Brass Band 

12:30pm to 2:00pm Treme Brass Band 

2:15pm to 3:30pm Charmaine Neville 

3:45pm to 4:45pm Kinfolk Brass Band 

5:00pm to 6:00pm Original Pinettes Brass Band 

6:15pm to 7:30pm Hot 8 Brass Band 

No recording. Please, no audio or video recording of any performances at the festival. 

About

We’ve combined two of our favorite festivals into one! The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms festivals sit on the outskirts of the French Quarter in Tremé, celebrating the neighborhood as a key proving ground in the birthplace of jazz! This year, we’re kicking the weekend off with John Boutte and family in concert at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Special guests include Tanya Boutte & Arsene DeLay. SOLD OUT – will be live-streamed for free on Friday, March 25 at 8pm CT on jazzandheritage.org/live

Free Admission – Donations Accepted 

Admission to the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is free. But we will have donation boxes set up at most of the park entrances. If you want to help us keep our events free, please support us with the donation of your choice. Thank you. 

Arts Market 

As always, we will feature a large Arts Market, with dozens of local artists showcasing handmade fine art and home furnishings.  This year, we’re also including participants of our of our Catapult Fund business accelerator program.

Food Vendors 

If you love dark roux chicken and sausage gumbo, Creole filé gumbo, seafood gumbo and all sorts of other great stuff – from po-boys to shrimp ’n’ grits – then come hungry.  

No Outside Food or Beverages 

Like all of our events, the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is completely free and open to the public – part of the community investment made by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. PLEASE: Except for those with small children or dietary restrictions, please do not bring outside food or beverages to the event – no coolers are permitted. 

No Pets 

We realize that Armstrong Park is usually open to pets. But for the safety and comfort of our large audience, we ask that you respect your neighbors and leave your companion animals at home (except for service animals, of course). Thank you. 

No Recording 

Please: No audio or video recording of our performers. 

COVID-19 safety

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will follow all current safety protocols set by the City of New Orleans which can be found Here. More information to come.

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Festival Sponsors

The Tremé Creole Gumbo and the Congo Square Rhythms Festivals are a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Our broadcast partner is WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM.

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.