Friday, April 22 – Sunday, May 1, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA
About the Festival: Mahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown to appear at the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970. From the very beginning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was envisioned as an important event that would have great cultural significance and popular appeal. The Festival was the culmination of years of discussions and efforts by city leaders who wanted to create an event worthy of the city’s legacy as the birthplace of jazz.
Average no. of attendees: 150,000
Performance opportunities: Various stages and other performance venues
Overview Logistics: Tour Bus to New Orleans, Friday April 22nd, do a kickoff weekend show and return to ATL on Sunday, April 24th