Each year, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture.
The application deadline is Thursday, March 12 at 11pm.
The Community Outreach Tickets program makes free Jazz Fest tickets available to those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. Tickets are distributed through nonprofit social service organizations that provide direct, ongoing services to low-income residents of Louisiana. These may include educational, religious, government and community agencies – but only those that provide direct, ongoing services to low-income clients.
To apply for tickets, use this online form. Only one application per organization is accepted. View the full guidelines here. For full guidelines, check out the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's website.
This program is for Louisiana based non-profits that provide DIRECT social services.
Social services are defined as:
"Benefits and facilities such as education, food subsidies, health care, and subsidized housing provided by a non-profit organization to improve the life and living conditions of the children, disabled, the elderly, and the poor in the national community."
To be eligible for Community Outreach Tickets, your organization must provide these services directly to individuals on a regular, ongoing basis (daily, weekly, monthly). Agencies that provide only occasional services are not eligible. Agencies that provide services only to groups (such as classes) are not eligible.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Community Outreach Tickets program provides entry to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (Jazz Fest), the Foundation’s main fundraising event. The purpose of Community Outreach Tickets is to provide access to Jazz Fest for those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. Please submit only one application per organization.