Where: Lafayette Square Park, 540 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130 When: October 16–18, 2015 Cost: Free Every year, Blues music fanatics and
Where: Lafayette Square Park, 540 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
When: October 16–18, 2015
Every year, Blues music fanatics and BBQ lovers come together in New Orleans for the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. It’s an annual event that brings together two great American traditions to one spot in New Orleans. This year the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival is Friday, Oct. 16 – Sunday, Oct. 18 in Lafayette Square Park.
This year’s event is headlined by none other than James Cotton, the Mississippi legend, harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He’s worked with everyone from Janis Joplin to Santana and of course B.B. King.
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest
For the BBQ lovers, there will be a menu that includes more traditional BBQ options than previous years, plus barbecue innovations. I’m not sure exactly what that is, but my stomach just growled. If you want something other than BBQ, they will be serving up other dishes that include local favorites, vegetarian options and desserts. Mmmm dessert.
For those who like to shop, there will be plenty for you to do! There’s an art market and a music tent for cds, t-shirts and autographs from the performers.
How to get there
The park is located along the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. It’s a short cab ride from most hotels. There is also street parking and nearby parking garages. The Poydras Center (650 Poydras Street) offers parking for the day at just $8. If you want to park on the street, then get there early because it is limited. Be careful where you park! The police will be ticketing and towing. I suggest taking a bike – it’ll be safe there. Free valet bicycle parking will be provided by Bike Easy.
16 (Friday) 3:00 pm - 18 (Sunday) 9:00 pm
500 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130