Without the blues, there would be no jazz or R&B.

Our Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, established in 2006, continues New Orleans’ historic role in making the blues and R&B among the most influential sounds in the world. The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival presents many of the top performers from southern Louisiana and Mississippi, plus delicious food and unique visual art. 

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The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will be held October 14-16, 2022. 


Lafayette Square Park – 540 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, La 70130

Music, Food, and More 

Musical lineup, food vendors, artists, and activities for The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festiva have not been set. 

Arts Market 

As at all of our events, we’ll have a crafts fair, with the best artisans in the region selling hand-made art, jewelry and other crafts.  

Food Vendors 

With vendors offering everything from savory entrees to cool and refreshing desserts, there will be a taste of something for everyone.  

Brought to You By 

The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Our broadcast partner is WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM. 

Our 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