The 2018 Jazz & Heritage Gala

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Event Information:

Admission: $550 per ticket, or $5,500 per table
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Phone: (504) 558-6100
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The 20th Annual Jazz & Heritage Gala

Thursday, April 26, 2018,  7 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

Tickets are $550 each (or $5,500 for a table of 10) and include:
Gala Dinner
Patron Premiums
Gala Pass to Jazz Fest (good for all seven days of the festival, fully transferrable and with unlimited re-entry)

Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music, the free education program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Performers for 2018 include PJ Morton, DJ Soul Sister and an all-star tribute to Fats Domino featuring Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Irma Thomas, Deacon John, Davell Crawford, Al “lil fats” Jackson and the Fats Domino Orchestra.

To purchase tickets, please see here.

For Gala sponsorship, call (504) 558-6107, or view our sponsorship levels and pricing here.

Whether you can attend the Gala or not, you can participate in our fabulous online auction of incredible art works and other special items that make wonderful gifts.

All proceeds benefit our free education program, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music.

This year, our auction will be available by online bidding. Even if you are unable to attend the Gala you can still bid on fabulous auction items. The online auction begins on Thursday, April 19.

If you would like to support the Heritage School of Music by donating an item for our silent auction, please use this form: The deadline to submit an item is March 30.

The Jazz & Heritage Gala is a star–studded soiree that each year kicks off the Jazz Fest season with a festive fund-raiser for the foundation.

It’s a special opportunity for private and corporate citizens support the Foundation’s efforts to promote the culture of our region.

The Gala offers top-notch entertainment, often featuring artists not appearing at Jazz Fest. Past headliners have included Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B. B. King and Nancy Wilson, Fats Domino, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Al Jarreau, Little Richard and many others.

As they dance the night away, Gala patrons feast on a sumptuous supper prepared by some of New Orleans’ finest chefs.

Sponsors of the Gala enjoy a wealth of benefits, including the Gala itself, special passes to Jazz Fest (with unlimited re-entry - for pedestrians only; parking is not included with the Gala pass to Jazz Fest), public recognition of their support and the pride of having contributed to one of New Orleans’ most active and generous arts institutions.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is in many ways the ultimate Social Aid and Pleasure Club — that unique type of New Orleans organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve, perpetuate and celebrate the joy and well-being of its own community.

By participating in the Gala, a sponsor can march at the head of our never–ending second–line parade, honoring our great culture with reverence and sustenance.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation: When the Festival is over, our work is just beginning.

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