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Jazz Fest with Emeril

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Jazz Fest with Emeril’s tips on where to find great food, drink and music both during and after the fest!

What to Eat

One of the great things about festival season in New Orleans is the food, and Jazz Fest is no exception. It's a great place to sample regional dishes and get a flavor for the city, which brings together so many different cultures and cuisines. Here’s a list of some of my favorites.

What to Drink

If you’ve been to Jazz Fest before then you know it's important to stay hydrated. Check out this list of some can't miss beverages that will keep you happy throughout those hot festival days.

At the Fest

  • Strawberry Lemonade

  • Cold beer

  • Mango Freeze

  • Frozen Café au Lait

  • Rosemint Herbal Iced Tea

Survival Tips

Jazz Fest is all about letting the good times roll and these tips will help you do just that. Make sure you come prepared so that you can get the most out of your experience.

  1. Pack your sunscreen

  2. Bring shades

  3. Drink water (lots of it)

  4. Try the food, it’s delicious

  5. Create your own lineup -

  6. Wear proper footwear – maybe even your shrimp boots

  7. Bring hand sanitizer

  8. Pack Koozies to keep your beer cold

  9. Carry a small soft cooler – they will pack your beer on ice for you!

  10. Pack Tissues… you never know…


If you can’t make it down to New Orleans for Jazz Fest, check out these recipes from the fest that will get you in the spirit. You’ll be booking your ticket for next year in no time.

Jazz Fest 2014 Announcement Video