Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival

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 Festival, a free event that celebrates the music, food, and dance of our forebears, creating an event that is fun for the whole family. 


The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals return March 25-27, 2022


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


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 on Friday, March 25th. Special guests include Tanya Boutte & Arséne DeLay. Tickets are $10, available here.


live Music schedule 

A Full Day of Music 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, march 25th

8:00pm – Festival Kickoff Concert with John Boutte and Family with special guests: Tanya Boutte & 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

Saturday, march 26

 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

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

12:30pm to 2:00pm Tremé 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. Click HERE to see the Congo Square Rhythms Festival Lineup

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.  

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. 

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. 

Brought to You By  

The Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festivals are produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.  

Our sponsors

This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans.

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 

Photos by Eric Simon. Copyright the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 2022.