NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is thrilled to announce that two of New Orleans’ finest festivals are now combining into one grand event! The Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Congo Square Rhythms Festival will happen concurrently on the weekend of March 25-27. Both events are celebrating the Faubourg Tremé neighborhood as the birthplace of both jazz and so much of the cherished local culture of New Orleans. The festivals will happen throughout Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square on Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, with multiple performance stages and large local food and arts markets.

Admission to the park is free and open to the public.

The festivities will open with John Boutté and Family, featuring special guests Tanya Boutté & Arséne DeLay, live in concert at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street) on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for that show are $10 and are available here.