The seventh annual Downriver Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2019 celebrates the environmental, cultural, and economic impact of the Mississippi River and the land it built through live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations, panels, and walking tours that explore this year’s theme “Seafood.”

The festival is free and open to the public, held on the grounds of the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Music Schedule:

10:00 am – Second Line from Jackson Square: KinFolk Brass Band and the N’awlins Dawlins Babydolls arrive at Jazz Museum at 11:00 am.

11:00 am – 11:45 am Jamie Lynn Vessels

12:00 pm -12:45 pm – Mayumi Shara

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Vincent Hsu and 【Soy La Ley Afro-Cuban Jazz Band

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Arrowhead Brass Band

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Javier Olondo & AsheSon

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Treme-Lafitte Brass Band

Our local Louisiana 2019 food vendors include Carmo, The Yakamein Lady, Van’s Snowballs, Cool Fruit Sensations, Chef D’z Cafe and Bywater Bakery. The Market Umbrella will also host a farmer’s market on the festival grounds.

For our full schedule including lecture, film, and walking tour times, various announcements, and a list of children’s activities, please visit