Tickets

General Admission

General admission tickets are each good for one day. First weekend tickets are good for ANY ONE DAY of the first weekend – April 28, 29 or 30. Second weekend tickets are good for ANY ONE DAY of the second weekend – May 4, 5, 6 or 7.

General admission tickets include access to all performances on day of use, as well as the wide variety of food and beverages available for purchase, art exhibits, crafts booths, and much more.

1st Weekend Single Day Tickets (April 28, 29 & 30)
Regular advance ticket: $70 from February 15 through April 27
Gate Price: $80
(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)
Child's ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child, children under 2 are admitted free)

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2nd Weekend Single Day Tickets (May 4, 5, 6 & 7)
Regular advance ticket: $70 from February 15 through May 3
Gate Price: $80
(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)
Child's ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child, children under 2 are admitted free)

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There is NO re-entry with general admission tickets.

Four Convenient Ways to Purchase Tickets

#1 – Purchase Tickets Online Through Ticketmaster.com
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

#2 – Ticketmaster Charge By Phone
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover
(800) 745-3000

#3 – Ticketmaster Outlets
Cash, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

#4 – Smoothie King Center Box Office
Cash, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Single day tickets to Jazz Fest will be on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance.
All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.
The most inexpensive way to purchase Jazz Fest tickets is to pay in cash at the Smoothie King Center Box Office

Big Chief VIP Experience

The Big Chief VIP Experience is the most luxurious way to enjoy the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. A limited number of tickets are sold (first come, first served).  The Big Chief VIP Experience often sells out – patrons are encouraged to purchase early!

  • Big Chief tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
  • Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Big Chief tickets
  • Access to Big Chief VIP Viewing Stands
    Big Chief guests have access to raised and covered private viewing areas at Acura, Gentilly, and Congo Square stages as well as front-of-house bleachers at the Jazz Tent and Blues Tent.
  • Private beverage stands (with beer, wine, water, and soft drinks for purchase) and restrooms at the Acura and Gentilly Stage viewing areas
  • Access to an indoor, air-conditioned Big Chief Hospitality Lounge with full service cash bar, complimentary light refreshments and snacks, and restrooms
  • Big Chief guests have access to the Big Chief areas ONLY
    Each Premium Ticket package is separate from the others and there is no cross-over access to viewing areas or hospitality lounges
  • Ability to purchase on-site VIP parking
    LIMITED BIG CHIEF PARKING AVAILABLE!! First come, first served
  • Ability to purchase VIP shuttle tickets
    LIMITED VIP SHUTTLE TICKETS AVAILABLE!! First come, first served. The VIP shuttle runs on loop from downtown New Orleans to a dedicated VIP Shuttle stop in the festival grounds
  • Souvenir laminated ticket
  • Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates
  • A Jazz Fest Program Guide
  • The festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases

1st Weekend (April 28, 29 & 30) three full Festival days
$1,200
Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $120 per pass.

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2nd Weekend (May 4, 5, 6 & 7) four full Festival days
$1,400
Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $160 per pass.

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* Every patron, ages 2 and older, must have both a Big Chief pass and a daily wristband (issued upon festival entry) in order to enter a viewing or hospitality area.

Grand Marshal VIP Pass

The Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows access to a standing-room only section at the front of the Festival’s three largest stages: the Acura Stage, the Gentilly Stage, and the Congo Square Stage. No chairs or blankets/tarps are allowed in these sections. A limited number of tickets are sold (first come, first served). The Grand Marshal VIP Pass often sells out – patrons are encouraged to purchase early!

  • Grand Marshal tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
  • Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Grand Marshal tickets
  • Access to Grand Marshal VIP STANDING ROOM ONLY Viewing Areas
    Grand Marshal guests have access to up front, golden circle private viewing areas at the Acura, Gentilly, and Congo Square stages
  • Private restrooms near the Acura stage viewing area
  • Access to Grand Marshal Hospitality Tent
    Grand Marshal guests can cool off in the shade with beverages for purchase, complimentary snacks, and restrooms
  • Grand Marshal guests have access to the Grand Marshal areas ONLY
    Each Premium Ticket package is separate from the others and there is no cross-over access to viewing areas or hospitality lounges
  • Ability to purchase on-site VIP parking
    LIMITED GRAND MARSHAL PARKING AVAILABLE!! First come, first served
  • Ability to purchase VIP shuttle tickets
    LIMITED VIP SHUTTLE TICKETS AVAILABLE!! First come, first served. The VIP shuttle runs on loop from downtown New Orleans to a dedicated VIP Shuttle stop in the festival grounds
  • Souvenir laminated ticket
  • Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates
  • The festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases

1st Weekend (April 28, 29 & 30) three full Festival days
$1,050
Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $120 per pass.

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2nd Weekend (May 4, 5, 6 & 7) four full Festival days
$1,225
Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $160 per pass.

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PLEASE NOTE:
Grand Marshal VIP Ticketholders are part of an exclusive, up-close, standing-room only club of Festivalgoers. The pass does not allow the holder to camp out or to reserve space in the special viewing areas, all of which are chair-free zones. A festive flow of Grand Marshal patrons between performances throughout the day is part of the ethos of this Jazz Fest experience. In addition, during some music sets, photography may be restricted by the artist on stage. At those times, cameras, other than simple point-and-shoot and cell phone cameras, will have to be put away. On occasion, photography may be prohibited entirely. Posted signs and the Grand Marshal hosts will provide instructions when restrictions apply. Video cameras and audio recording are never allowed.

* Every patron, ages 2 and older, must have both a Grand Marshal pass and a daily wristband (issued upon festival entry) in order to enter a viewing or hospitality area.

Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass

The Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass allows access to a private, covered viewing area at the Acura Stage. A limited number of tickets are sold (first come, first served).  The Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass often sells out – patrons are encouraged to purchase early! 

  • Krewe of Jazz Fest tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
  • Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Krewe of Jazz Fest tickets
  • Access to Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Viewing Area at Acura Stage
    Krewe of Jazz Fest guests have access to raised and covered viewing area at the Acura Stage.
  • Krewe of Jazz Fest guests have access to the Krewe of Jazz Fest area ONLY
    Each Premium Ticket package is separate from the others and there is no cross-over access to viewing areas or hospitality lounges
  • Private beverage stand (with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water available for purchase) and restrooms at the Acura stage viewing area
  • Ability to purchase on-site VIP parking
    LIMITED KREWE OF JAZZ FEST PARKING AVAILABLE!! First come, first served
  • Ability to purchase VIP shuttle tickets
    LIMITED VIP SHUTTLE TICKETS AVAILABLE!! First come, first served. The VIP shuttle runs on loop from downtown New Orleans to a dedicated VIP Shuttle stop in the festival grounds
  • Souvenir laminated ticket
  • Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates
  • The festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases

1st Weekend (April 28, 29 & 30) three full Festival days
$600
Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $120 per pass.

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2nd Weekend (May 4, 5, 6 & 7) four full Festival days
$700
Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $160 per pass.

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* Every patron, ages 2 and older, must have both a Krewe of Jazz fest pass and a daily wristband (issued upon festival entry) in order to enter a viewing or hospitality area.

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Please note:

  • Absolutely no refunds or exchanges on tickets
  • All tickets to Jazz Fest will be electronically scanned
  • Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources could be lost, stolen, or counterfeit, and, if so, are void
  • Photo ID required for all Will Call pickups
  • All patrons subject to search