Treme Creole Gumbo Fest 2018

Published on: October 23rd, 2018


Travis Hill "Trumpet Black" with New Birth Brass Band at Jazz Fest. Photo by Leon Morris.

The Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 11a-7:30p both days. This festival is billed as New Orleans premiere brass band showcase and the music lineup reflects it. Admission is free.

The 2018 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival is dedicated to the memory of Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill, a beloved New Orleans musician who died suddenly from medical complications in 2015. He was only 28 years old.

Saturday, November 17: 
11a - 12:15p  Treme Brass Band
12:30p - 2p   James Andrews
2:30p - 4p  Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet
4:30p - 6p  Shamarr Allen
6:15p - 7:30p  Ashlin Parker's Trumpet Mafia

Sunday, November 18: 
11a - 12:15p  Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
12:30p - 2p  Free Agents Brass Band
2:30p - 4p  Pinettes Brass Band
4:30p - 6p  Hot 8 Brass Band
6:15p - 7:30p  Rebirth Brass Band

The festival offers a smorgasbord of New Orleans' signature dish in a variety of styles. Gumbo z’herbes, shrimp and oyster, chicken and andouille, Creole filé, dark roux, gluten-free and even vegan. The festival also features an arts market and kids activities. 

For full details, check out the Jazz & Heritage Foundation website. 

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