From: Friday, Apr 29th, 2022
To: Sunday, May 8th, 2022
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2022
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, celebrates the best of its deep roots of music culture from blues, R&B, gospel, folk, cajun, jazz, bluegrass and more in October. The event is has been held in the the Fair Grounds Race Course since 1972. The event has seen everone from Lionel Richie to Elton John perform on stage over the past decade.
Jazzfest is a fusion of music, local cuisine, crafts and plenty of other attractions. The lineup features the biggest names in Jazz with an impressive 12 stages and tents together with four different parades for a non stop weekend of partying and fun. ‘The combination of food, music, people, crafts and parades is like a buffet for the senses. Enjoy disches such as delicious crawfish enchiladas with great craft beers.
Experience a unique atmosphere that blends the best of what New Orleans has to offer.
New Orleans has produced many popular LGBT musicians over the years, including historical figures like piano legend Tony Jackson and R&B crooner James Booker (a.k.a. “The Black Liberace”), as well as contemporary artists like superstar Frank Ocean, Grammy-nominated folk singer Mary Gauthier, and the Queen of Bounce herself Big Freedia.
Jazz Fest is split up between the Louisiana Folklife Village and Native American Village where festival-goers can learn about the historic traditions and culture of Mardi Gras Indians as well as the heritage of Louisanna’s indigenous people. Additionally, the event will feature a main Grandstand that contains four unique stages and smaller tents for special exhibits.
Where to stay?
The Garden District and Central Business District are great places to stay for those looking to stay close to the Fair Grounds. TAKE A LOOK
Most of the unaffiliated bars and clubs on Bourbon street host special gay after parties during the New Orleans Jazz Fest! Look out locally for special guest announcements.
The beat place to stay is in the French quarter, which is where you will find most of the gay bars and clubs,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of New Orleans
If you want to be close to all of New Orleans famous attractions, including the top gay-nightlife options in the city, the French Quarter remains the hub of where to stay, with dozens of hotels of all types and grades.. Adjacent to the Quarter and just downriver, you’ll find a number of gay-friendly smaller properties in historic and trendy Faubourg Marigny, which is also home to several gay-popular restaurants and bars.
Recommended Apartments in New Orleans
1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms
All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa bed, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A dishwasher, a microwave and fridge.
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Featuring accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and flat-screen TV, Bourbon Place I Sextant is situated 500 m from Bourbon Street and 700 m from St Louis Cemetery No 1. metered parking and a garage parking close to the property.
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
All units feature a cable flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Units include a seating and/or dining area. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, Every unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower, free toiletries, & a washing machine
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
This air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi, the kitchen features a dishwasher, a living room with a flat-screen TV with streaming TV options and local channels are available. Other facilities at this two-bedroom apartment include a fitness centre.
Video Of New Orleans Jazz Fest
Highlights from the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Recommended Hotels in New Orleans
The gay bars and clubs are centred around the French Quarter, so we suggest you try and find a hotel in this district. The area has many boutique hotels offering a traditional Louisiana welcome.
The Roosevelt Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans features an outdoor pool and a 2,300 square-foot gym. The elegant hotel features The Rooftop Bar, a full-service spa and rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV. WiFi is available at a costs
Omni Royal, 4 Star
Sophisticated & Stylish
Located on the most fashionable corner, St. Louis at Royal, the hotel has received the 4-diamond luxury award for the past 27 years. Whether you’re visiting New Orleans for work or play this hotel is truly the place to see and be seen.
Royal Sonesta, 4 Star
Right on Bourbon Street
Located in the historic French Quarter on Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers accommodation with an outdoor pool, multiple bars, and a jazz club. The hotel is decorated with modern art.
French Market Inn
3 Star Central Location
Situated in the French Quarter, this New Orleans hotel was built in the 1800s and provides simple rooms with Air-conditioning, desk cable TV & coffee facilities. Guests are a 5-minute walk from Jackson Square.