NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival takes place this weekend, November 11-13, to celebrate the area’s recovery from Hurricane Ida with live music and seafood!

Visitors to the festival will enjoy live music, Louisiana food, swamp tours, kayak rentals, carnival rides and an art walk. The event space is adjacent to the town’s Wetland Trace, a boardwalk trail through a 41-acre cypress swamp nature preserve next to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Swamp tours will be offered leaving from the Wetland Trace.  The festival will also include coastal non-profits offering information and demonstrations and a wine walk through the town’s Wetland Trace. 

The festival includes an impressive listing of musicians, including headliners Martina McBride, The Marshall Tucker Band, Lauren Alaina, Uncle Kracker, Grand Funk Railroad, “The Orchestra” members of ELO and Better Than Ezra. See below for the full schedule.

Friday, November 11, 2022

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Todd O’Neill & Cat Daddy

6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shorts in December

8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Uncle Kracker

10:15 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. Lauren Alaina

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Michael Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Junior Lacrosse

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Them Ole Ghosts

6:15 -7:30 p.m. Better Than Ezra

8:00 – 9:15 p.m. The Orchestra Starring Former Members of Electric Light Orchestra

9:45 – 11:00 p.m. Grand Funk Railroad

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Nashville South

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Amanda Shaw

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Creole String Beans

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Aaron Foret

6:15 – 7:30 p.m. The Marshall Tucker Band

8:00 – 9:15 p.m. Martina McBride

The festival is located at the Jean Lafitte Auditorium and Grounds at 4953 City Park Drive in Jean Lafitte. Tickets are $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday and Sunday. A weekend wristband is $30. Tickets can be purchased at www.lafitteseafoodfestival.com

A mainstay of the region for years, the Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival was brought back and revitalized in 2021 and continues a great legacy of celebrating the seafood, music, food and culture of the bayou region south of New Orleans.