Jazz music is a huge part of New Orleans history, and not only are its roots preserved here, but contemporary musicians continue the musical art form with pride. There are several organizations that focus on preserving New Orleans jazz history and bringing jazz music to the people of the city, one of which is People United for Armstrong Park, and this fall they are bringing Jazz in the Park back to Armstrong Park.
Starting September 5, you’ll be able to catch the best New Orleans jazz bands performing live outdoors every Thursday through October 31. The brilliant sounds of acts like The Stooges Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Erica Falls, The Brass-A-Holics, The Soul Rebels, and Treme Brass Band fill out the top notch lineup of this free concert series. For the final night on October 31, in addition to Rebirth, the People United for Armstrong Park promise a special surprise guest.
In addition to a night of New Orleans music, Jazz in the Park’s Food and Craft Marketplace will feature some of the best New Orleans cuisine from local vendor and food truck favorites like NOLA Girl Food Truck, Ms. Linda’s Soul Food Catering, Chocolate Devil, and BBQ N Some. As for crafts, local artists will be showing and selling hand-crafted, authentic New Orleans wares as you groove the night away, including jewelry, organic beauty products, hand-painted t-shirts, and New Orleans art.
The People United for Armstrong Park is dedicated to enriching the community. In combination with the American Music Research Foundation, they have announced the Pat Evans Music and Culture Fellowship, a scholarship fund to help young New Orleanians pursue meaningful careers in music. This fellowship is dedicated to the life and work of Pat Evans, founding member and board member of People United for Armstrong Park, who dedicated her life to serving her community, bringing change to New Orleans and Louisiana.
Jazz in the Park is not only a great way to spend a fall evening in some of the best weather New Orleans gets all year, but it also means a lot to the community and the history of the city. Check out the killer lineup and come on out for some authentic New Orleans jazz.