The Congo Square Stage is not the only Jazz Fest venue named after a Treme landmark: the Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent is named for Economy Hall, former home of the Economy Society, an early twentieth century mutual aid and benefit society.
The Congo Square African Marketplace is a vibrant artspace alongside the bombastic Congo Square stage. Featuring different local, national, and international artists each weekend, the market is a colorful and dynamic celebration of contemporary craftsmanship and art.
Nestled up in the heart of Jazz Fest lies the Louisiana Folklore Village, a market displaying handmade crafts consisting of everything from glittery high heels to traditional boat building. With intricacy and dedication each craft preserves the unique culture and deep-rooted traditions of Louisiana craftsmanship.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet. People say it is the coolest sloppiest Fest on record… maybe, but the music and the spirit of the guests are warm and welcoming as always.
Dance, baby, dance! This is Jamal, an NoLa native who dances his heart out. Here he is rockin' out to Papa Grows Funk. The sound quality is not of typical WWOZ caliber, but Jamal's moves will make you smile! (Yes, this man can do the splits!)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Kirk Joseph and his gang, Tuba Tuba, withstand the wind at Jazz Fest in his extraordinary seven piece ensemble of sousaphones and tubas. With a collaboration of some of the best brass players in town, it is a sight and sound that can't be beat.