The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will accept applications for bands wishing to perform at the 2020 Festival through Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The 2020 festival is happening April 23-May 3.
The mission of the Festival is to promote, preserve, perpetuate, and encourage the music, arts, culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. Approximately 85% of the bands who play at the Festival are Louisiana-based performers. The selection process for the remaining slots is highly competitive.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application online before midnight on Tuesday, October 1 by visiting nojazzfest.com/apply.
If you do not have access to the online application, press kits can be mailed or dropped off to:
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell
Attn: Music Department
365 Canal Street, Suite 2250
New Orleans, LA 70130
Jazz Fest requests only one submission from each group.
Press kit must include a recording, bio, photo, press clippings, and contact information. A current email address is required if you wish to receive application status notification.