Jazz in the Park returns this week with an awesome schedule of events to keep you entertained. We now have two stages featuring FIVE bands, intermission dance troupe performances, drum and dance workshops, and a second line parade.
This week is National Tourism Week, Jazz in the Park is glad to be chosen as one of the featured events that helps highlight and promote tourism in New Orleans. Members of the New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau and their guests will be at Jazz in the Park to help celebrate National Tourism Week. Founder Emanuel Lain Jr. and Co-Founder Ben Harwood will accept an award from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau for their hard work of producing 40 Jazz in the Park events.
Second lines are once again a welcome and integral part of the Jazz in the Park experience, and each week our social aid and pleasure club struts their stuff. The second lines continue this week at 4pm, with the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club and 21st Century Band. These performances are made possible thanks to the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, who along with People United for Armstrong Park have a vested interest in the preservation and continued growth of New Orleans culture.
As in previous seasons, the Marketplace at Armstrong Park, in cooperation with the Institute of Community Development, opens at 3pm and is available for food and grocery purchases until 8pm.
In addition to the plethora of New Orleans premier talent on our main stage, our Second stage in Congo Square is as equally loaded with great entertainment. This week's Congo Kids Stage at Jazz in the Park is pleased to announce that the headliner is "Black with Wes Anderson IV."
This week's Main Stage Schedule:
4:00 to 5:00- Second Line Parade featuring the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club and 21st Century Brass Band
5:00 to 6:15- James Andrews
6:20 to 6:30 Dancing Grounds
6:30 to 7:50 Rockin Dopsie
The Congo Kids Stage at Jazz in the Park, which runs from 4pm to 6:30pm, is a great place to hear some of New Orleans' best up-and-coming musicians.
The Congo's Kid Stage at Jazz in Park Schedule:
4:00 to 4:30 Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop
4:30 to 5:20 21st Century Brass Band is from
5:20 to 5:45 Hope Stone Kids presents Marissa Joseph- Zydeco Dance Workshop
5:45-7pm Black with Wes "quad" Anderson IV
In addition to music, we have seventeen food vendors serving some of the city's best food and eighteen arts and crafts vendors offering original, handcrafted items for sale.
**Repeat from last WEEK** An after party will be held at the Golden Feather Restaurant (704 Rampart St). Funds generated from the after party will help keep the Golden Feather Restaurant up and running! A brass band will lead a second line parade to the restaurant. The after party is free to get in, but guests are encouraged to purchase cocktails.
Jazz in the Park is made possible by the support of the NOLA Brewing Company, which has been with the series from the very beginning. In addition, the series is proud to be sponsored by The American Music Research Foundation, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, C&G Construction, Basin Street Foundation, and Positive Vibrations.
About PUfAP: The People United for Armstrong Park is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that led the community effort to re-open Armstrong Park. Our primary work focuses on coordinating and collaborating with individuals and institutions to catalyze Armstrong Park into a premier hub for the city's cultural economy. We aim to connect individuals in the community to their culture and history by establishing the park as a nurturing, living environment for the arts, and provide opportunities to ensure their success and accomplishments in their chosen craft.
Please visit www.armstrongpark.org for more information.