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New Orleans Jazz Festival

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New Orleans Jazz Festival

we will happen to be in New Orleans during their Jazz Festival. Is it worth the $50 to go for one day? Are the food booths worth it?

And any good recommendations for a must have meal that is not overpriced will be appreciated!

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1. Re: New Orleans Jazz Festival

Jazzfest is AMAZING, and if you're in town, you should definitely try to get tickets to go. The food booths, great music and lively crowds make it completely worth the price, plus there are some big name stars that play through. The Crawfish Monica and soft-shell crab po-boys are must eats at Jazzfest, but there is just so much good food to go around.

In fact, for many locals, Jazzfest rivals Mardi Gras for best New Orleans event - I kid you not!

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Here's the home page for Jazzfest. There's a pulldown menu under "Music Schedule." You can review the performers for each day and decide if its worth $50 to you to see them. I agree with Worldtraveler. The performances and the food booths are definitely worth $50.


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Be sure to check out the food page when you visit RodinLouisiana's link. I think that will answer your ? re the food.

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I will be returning for my 4th JF. Do check out the schedule. The food, music and atmosphere are incredible. It is well worth the money to experience the whole thing.

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$50 to see hundreds of world class musical acts all in one place and eat some of the most amazing food on the planet, yeah I'd say its worth it. Thousands of people travel from all over the country (including me coming from VA) for Jazz Fest so if you "happen to be in town" you will definately not want to miss it

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Check out the schedule and go on a day that has some bands you like. And absolutely get a softshell crab po-boy. Heavenly!

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Jazz Fest is most definitely worth the $50. The music is amazing and the food choices are outstanding- I second the Crawfish Monica and check out the Crawfish Bread. If you enjoy food and music you will love it. It can get really crowded and is hot but check out some of the smaller stages- I always recommend the gospel tent- it is soooo cool.


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