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The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals
March 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals return March 25-27, 2022
We’ve combined two of our favorite festivals into one! The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms festivals sit on the outskirts of the French Quarter in Tremé, celebrating the neighborhood as a key proving ground in the birthplace of jazz! This year, we’re kicking the weekend off with John Boutte and family in concert at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Friday, March 25th. Special guests include Tanya Boutte & Arséne DeLay.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
8:00pm – Festival Kickoff Concert with John Boutte and Family with special guests: Tanya Boutte & Arséne DeLay at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
11:00am to 12:15pm Paulin Brothers Brass Band
12:30pm to 1:45pm The Stooges Brass Band
2:00pm to 3:00pm Tonya Boyd-Cannon
3:15pm to 4:15pm Kings of Brass
4:30pm to 5:30pm James Andrews
5:45pm to 7:00pm Rebirth Brass Band
SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH
11:00am to 12:15pm Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Brass Band
12:30pm to 2:00pm Tremé Brass Band
2:15pm to 3:30pm Charmaine Neville
3:45pm to 4:45pm Kinfolk Brass Band
5:00pm to 6:00pm Original Pinettes Brass Band
6:15pm to 7:30pm Hot 8 Brass Band
As always, we will feature a large Arts Market, with dozens of local artists showcasing handmade fine art and home furnishings. This year, we’re also including participants of our of our Catapult Fund business accelerator program.
If you love dark roux chicken and sausage gumbo, Creole filé gumbo, seafood gumbo and all sorts of other great stuff – from po-boys to shrimp ’n’ grits – then come hungry.
As we have done in the past, we are merging our Arts Market with our Kids Area, with local artists leading interactive and creative workshops for young people. So come enjoy the festival knowing that there will be supervised activities for the kids. Check back for a complete list of Arts Market vendors.
FREE ADMISSION – DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Admission to the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is free. But we will have donation boxes set up at most of the park entrances. If you want to help us keep our events free, please support us with the donation of your choice. Thank you.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES
Like all of our events, the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is completely free and open to the public – part of the community investment made by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. PLEASE: Except for those with small children or dietary restrictions, please do not bring outside food or beverages to the event – no coolers are permitted.
We realize that Armstrong Park is usually open to pets. But for the safety and comfort of our large audience, we ask that you respect your neighbors and leave your companion animals at home (except for service animals, of course). Thank you.