If you think that music and New Orleans is just about Mardi Gras then think again!
The ‘Big Easy’ is big on music at any time. That is to say any time of the day and any time of the year!
Tourists can head to the most famous of Louisiana’s cities however its not its capital, that is Baton Rouge some 80 miles away but at times it must feel that the music of the former French colonial city can probably be heard from there as well!
Throughout the summer and this year is no exception; you will be able to bathe in the music of Basin Street and at many other places around the city all summer long too.
A Cajun festive kicks off in early 6th-7th June and in later in the month ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ festival in Shreveport 19th-21st with family fun and food plus some great music.
July 2-5th sees the likes of pop princess Beyoncé and Prince on the same bill with Alicia Keys and many more at Essence Festival in the city. This festival is renowned for its musical variety with the best in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues.
Two days July 17th-18th of multicultural music as the Natchitoches festival celebrates the heritage and folk art of Louisiana at the Northwestern State University Campus. Visitors can get to check out authentic food from various cultures, music, dancing, and unique folk art exhibits. Plus yet more musical treats including, Cajun, Zydeco, Rhythm and Blues, rock, country and soul.
How could you not want to be in New Orleans to savour the sounds of the Satchmo Summerfest from 30th July to 2nd August. Join New Orleans to celebrate the life and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis Armstrong. This festival in its 15th year includes seminars a jazz mass and second-line parade, fantastic food and a host of jazz and blues performers.
In less than a week you have the next treat the Soul Festival on 6-8th August in New Orleans.
Soul Fest will celebrate the wonderful legacy of soul food and soul music. This festival attracts over 20,000 people to the Audubon Zoo. Tourists will find live music by local Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Gospel artists plus food with a southern twist like the infamous fried Louisiana alligator kebabs, pork chop po-boys, sweet potato pies and more mouth watering morsels.
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