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Armstrong Park’s Jazzy Spring Comeback

Every Thursday from 5-7 pm in New Orleans’ Armstrong Park until May 10 there will be free concerts and food from local vendors for Jazz in the Park.

There’s a reason why springtime is the best time in New Orleans: blue skies, low humidity and music flowing from every courtyard, bar and park. You can’t escape beautiful weather and funky music in April in the Big Easy. New Orleans has your weekly schedule for spring booked, first with Wednesday at the Square and now with a new concert series on Thursdays.

Here’s yet another reason why you need to get your dancing shoes down here: every Thursday until May 10 there will be free concerts in Armstrong Park. Organized by People United For Armstrong Park (PUFAP), the concerts are part of an overarching initiative to tap back into the historic park’s resources since its reopening and make it a hub for cultural activity. That’s right – by grooving to music in Armstrong Park, you’re helping our city become a better place.

The concerts begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. with local eateries serving some of the juiciest bites in town. What does the schedule look like this year?

  • April 19 – Michael Baptist & Glen David Andrews with the Craig Elementary School Band
  • April 26 – Kermit Ruffins with David Batiste & Sons
  • May 10 – Big Chief Donald Harrison with Kyndra Joi and Robin Barnes

Notice a few Thursdays missing? That’s because the concert organizers don’t want you to miss French Quarter Fest on Thursday, April 12 and Jazz Fest on Thursday, May, 3. You can catch these free concerts AND go to all the other amazing festivals in the city.

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