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Jazz Fest New Orleans

April 22 - 28 and April 29-May 3

CANCELLED

If there is ever a "best time" to visit New Orleans, it is for the Jazz & Heritage Festival, or as the locals call it, Jazz Fest!  It is truly an adventure not to be missed.  Because of this, hotels sell out fast and airfare jumps immediately after the lineup is announced in January.  Most of the hotels are already sold out or their rates have sky rocketed.  Fortunately, I booked hotels last year and reserved at great rates.

 

IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE JAZZ FEST, YOU WILL NEED TO DECIDE NOW.  

Jazz Fest is definitely not just about Jazz.  This year's header acts include The Who, Dead and Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, Lizzo, Kool and the Gang,  Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Beach Boys, and Norah Jones in addition to some great other genres.  Everything is general admission and our VIP Pass includes all the bands for the weekend you choose.  Jazz Fest happens over two weekends, the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, typically the best months to visit New Orleans.  Our adventure covers both weekends and you can either pick one of the weekends or both.  

Unlike most music festivals where bands play one stage after one another, Jazz Fest has around 70 bands each day over 12 stages allowing you to pick and choose which bands you want to check out throughout the day.  The genre ranges from Jazz, Rock, Pop, Gospel, Cajun Zydeco, and Blues.  This makes it an excellent way to expand your appreciation of different kinds of music.  Wander into the Gospel tent and you will be surprised how amazing it is to see live.  Since there are no assigned seats, you can wander in, stand in the back or take a seat, enjoy, then move on to another band in another tent or stage.  You do not have to be there from the start or stay through the end.  Just meander from band to band to band.

 

Click on the button above to see the entire lineup and days they are playing. 

Our VIP Pass gets us in to enjoy any and all of the music.  Here are a few of the great ones: The Who, Stevie Nicks, Black Crowes, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, Dead & Company, Trombone Shorty, Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Buddy Guy, Isley Brothers, Kool & the Gang, Rickee Lee Jones, Chris Isaak, Count Basie Orchestra, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Marcia Ball, Ellis Marsalis, and more.

In addition to Jazz Fest, Johnny G Adventures adds a private tour to the bayou swamps on an airboat to get up close and personal with gators, snakes, turtles, egrets, and nutria. Afterwards we head to the Global Wildlife Center which is which one of the largest totally free-roaming 900 acre wildlife preserve of its kind in the country! It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world.  Most importantly, they roam free and they will come to you in our private tractor trailer to touch and feed them.  It is an incredible experience.  

Weekend 1 - April 22 -April 28

Weds: Arrivals into New Orleans
 

Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun: Jazz Fest during the day. French Quarter by night
 

Monday:  Private tour to experience wild alligators in the Bayou followed by a private tour of the Global Wild LIfe Center best described by viewing the photos in the above  slide show
 

Tuesday: Departures

 

 

Weekend 2 - April 29 -May 4

 

Tuesday: Arrivals into New Orleans
 

Weds: Private tour to experience wild alligators in the Bayou followed by a private tour of the Global Wild LIfe Center best described by viewing the photos in the above  slide show
 

Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun: Jazz Fest during the day. French Quarter by night
 

Monday: Departures

Prices
(Subject to change daily)

Two packages to suit your preference. (Air is not included in either package) 

  • VIP Jazz Fest Pass, Lodging, and Tour:  
         
    Weekend One - $1,675 per person based on double occupancy 
         
    Weekend Two - $1,725 per person based on double occupancy
    Includes:

    • VIP Tickets for all 4 days of each Jazz Fest weekend.
      Our VIP Pass gets us what is NOT included with regular tickets:

      • Access to VIP Tent Hospitality which offers private bathrooms, tables, chairs, shade, fruit, and iced coffee.

      • Same-day In/Out privileges for same person.

      • Free Wi-Fi and device recharging stations.

    • 6 nights lodging in the heart of the French Quarter​.

    • Gator Swamp tour aboard are our own private Airboat.

    • Global Wildlife Center on our own private tour to get as close as you could possibly imagine to hundreds of wild animals.  See Slideshow above.

    • Private transportation from hotel, to the Swamp Tour and Global Wildlife Center.

 

  • VIP Jazz Fest Pass, and Tour:  $590 per person either weekend

    • VIP Tickets for all 4 days of each Jazz Fest weekend.
      Our VIP Pass gets us what is NOT included with regular tickets:

      • Access to VIP Tent Hospitality which offers private bathrooms, tables, chairs, shade, fruit, and iced coffee.

      • Same-day In/Out privileges for same person.

      • Free Wi-Fi and device recharging stations.

    • Private transportation from hotel, to the Swamp Tour and Global Wildlife Center.

 

Reserve Now!

You may also call or email to reserve your spot  
 

Call:  1-775-234-2001 or email:  john@johnnygadventures.com

Choose your Package:

  1. Weekend One VIP Tix, Lodging, Tour: $1,675 p/p

  2. Weekend Two VIP Tix, Lodging, Tour: $1,725 p/p

  3. VIP Tix, Tour, no Lodging: $590

* VIP Passes are non refundable to us thus we cannot offer any refunds beyond the Tour​.

* If we cannot fill both weekend VIP passes, we may not be able to offer VIP passes for the other weekend.  This will be explained more clearly upon booking.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Official FAQs link: www.nojazzfest.com/faq/
     

  • What is Jazz Fest - As mentioned, Jazz Fest is a unique event mixing a wide variety of music, culture, and the incredible atmosphere of the "Big Easy".  There is NO PLACE like New Orleans and to leave this earth without experiencing New Orleans is a loss in life's enjoyments. Our adventure will not only include Jazz Fest, but the best pats of New Orleans as well.
     

  • Which Jazz Fest weekend is the best to atend- ​The only deciding factor in our opinion is the lineup.  Both weekends would be best. 
     

  • What is the weather like - April and May are the best seasons to visit New Orleans, but that does not guarantee a rain free weekend.  Average for the weekend is 73 degrees, ranging from 65 to 80 degrees. 
     

  • Who is this adventure leader, Johnny G Johnny G has been to New Orleans dozens of times and with the help of several local friends, will give you a taste of the local version of the Big Easy!  
     

  • Why should I book through Johnny G Adventures - If you ask this question, you have never been on a Johnny G Adventure !  Our tours are "adventures" and they are unlike what any other tour operator can offer at ANY price!  We try to make everthing private and avoid the public crowds.  As boastful as it sounds, no one is as FUN as we are.  End of story. 
    Once you have experienced a Johnny G Adventure, you w
    ill never ask this silly question again.
     

  • What can I bring and not bring into Jazz Fest - See Official FAQs: . I would suggest a small ground blanket.  Weather will dictate the rest.
     

  • Do I have to do the side tours - Our goal at Johnny G Adventures is to bring the best experience to our customers. If you do not trust our advice, we suggest booking your own tour and we will have no hard feelings.  So if you think we will disappoint you, book your own typical tour on your own.  LOL.
     

  • Are kids allowed?  Anyone is welcome to join us.  Please uderstand that Bourbonb Street is know for it's debauchery.  The fest itself is fine as is our tours,  Let your morals dictate if you bring kids onto Bourbon Street.  
     

  • Okay, how do locals pronounce New Orleans - "New OR-lins," or some say with four syllables: "New AHL-lee-ins.  But please do NOT to pronounce it "NAW-lins," which many tourons say or "New Or-LEENZ".  Ugh.
     

  • Payments accepted - We accept US Checks, PayPal, Venmo, American Express, Mastercard, and Visa.
     

  • What if I have more questions?  Contact us and we will answer as best we can. 

 

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