Community Outreach Tickets

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Community Outreach Tickets

Community Outreach Tickets

Providing free Jazz Fest tickets to those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to attend the festival.


At the direction of City of New Orleans authorities, in response to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, the 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will not occur this April and May, as scheduled. The health and safety of the community, our musicians, Festival fans, participants, sponsors and staff are paramount, and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Jazz Fest 2020 will now take place in the fall.  We will announce exact dates and additional details soon.  All purchases for the original dates will be honored for the fall dates.

Thank you for your support and patience, and we look forward to seeing everyone this fall.


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture.

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00p.m.
Note: Guidelines for Community Outreach Tickets applicants have changed. Please read the updated guidelines before completing an application.
Guidelines: CLICK HERE to read the guidelines. You MUST read the guidelines before completing this application. Applications that do not meet the criteria listed in the guidelines will not be considered.

This program is for Louisiana based non-profits that provide DIRECT social services.

Social services are defined as:
“Benefits and facilities such as education, food subsidies, health care, and subsidized housing provided by a non-profit organization to improve the life and living conditions of the children, disabled, the elderly, and the poor in the national community.”

To be eligible for Community Outreach Tickets, your organization must provide these services directly to individuals on a regular, ongoing basis (daily, weekly, monthly). Agencies that provide only occasional services are not eligible. Agencies that provide services only to groups (such as classes) are not eligible.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Community Outreach Tickets program provides entry to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (Jazz Fest), the Foundation’s main fundraising event. The purpose of Community Outreach Tickets is to provide access to Jazz Fest for those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. Please submit only one application per organization.

If you have read the guidelines and are ready to apply, click here.


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