Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Nov 10–11, 2012
Louis Armstrong Park
901 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Admission: Free

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Nov. 10-11, 2012

The melting pot culture of New Orleans - as symbolized by the city's most famous culinary delight, gumbo - is the focus of the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.

The fifth annual a celebration of New Orleans' diversity takes place Nov. 10-11 in Louis Armstrong Park, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

This year's event features an all brass band lineup. For two full days, a who's who of the city's top groups will perform in beautifully refurbished park.

The Dirty Dozen, the Soul Rebels, the Hot 8 and the Stooges are just a few of the groups who will perform. Several of the school groups from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's new Class Got Brass competition will entertain as well.

A variety of food vendors also will offer their unique takes on gumbo, the dish whose African ancestry helped to define New Orleans cuisine. This year, we present six of New Orleans' best makers of our signature dish - including the long-awaited return of Dunbar's Creole Restaurant, the famous Li'l Dizzy's Cafe of Treme and television personality Miss Linda (a.k.a. "The Ya-Ka-Mein" Lady). For the complete list of food vendors and their menus, see our Downloads section below - or just click here!

In between dancing and eating, don't forget to check out the large arts market. It's a great chance to stock up on local, hand-made art, jewelry and crafts before the holiday shopping rush.

The performance schedule is:

Saturday, Nov. 10
11:00 am to 12:15 pm     Pocket Aces Brass Band
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm       Lagniappe Brass Band
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm         Hot 8 Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm         The Soul Rebels
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm         The Dirty Dozen

Sunday, Nov. 11
11:00 am to 12:15 pm     Baby Boys Brass Band
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm       Treme Brass Band
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm         Free Agents Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm         Pinettes Brass Band
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm         Stooges Brass Band

Coming to New Orleans for the festival? We have a discount with the beautifully renovated Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center hotel. Click here to make a reservation - and take advantage of our discount by using the code "TGC" or "Treme Creole Gumbo Festival." The dealine to use this discount is Oct. 19, 2012.

The festival takes place in conjunction with another in the series of Tom Dent Congo Square Symposiums presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. On Friday, Nov. 9, at Basin Street Station, we'll have a series of discussions about sustainable communities, with a focus on the many real estate developments currently being planned for the Treme Neighborhood. Admission is free. For more details, see:


Click the links below to download documents.

2012 Treme Creole Gumbo Food Vendors & Menus

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Treme Creole Gumbo Festival gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

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