In New Orleans, the last weekend of April and the first weekend in May are synonymous with Jazz Fest! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and extends far beyond the festival set up at the Fairgrounds. Various clubs, venues, and restaurants join in on the fun and often put on unaffiliated celebrations of their own. Aside from the music, most New Orleanians probably think about the food when someone mentions Jazz Fest. Crawfish Monica, alligator sausage poboys, cochon de lait sandwiches, crawfish beignets… we could go on!
The 2018 Festival takes place April 27 through May 6, and it will be the 49th annual celebration. Over the years Jazz Fest has been recognized nationally, including being named the Festival of the Year four times by Pollstar magazine. Jazz Fest time is a time where the entire city of New Orleans comes together to celebrate our culture, food, and the talent that is unique to our city. Jazz Fest always makes a point to preserve and promote our local Louisiana talent by allowing locals to perform at the festival.
It’s no doubt that Jazz Fest 2019 will be a massive spectacle. It will be the 50th annual celebration! The festival and the city are sure to go all out. We believe that Ronnie Lamarque is the perfect Louisiana native to perform at Jazz Fest 2019! We have to agree with NOLA.com writer Doug MacCash when we say that Ronnie has earned it.
Ronnie Lamarque is an instantly recognizable New Orleans icon. His performance on America’s Got Talent only proves that Ronnie’s got talent and could appeal to both NOLA natives and curious tourists. Let’s show the world that Louisiana’s got talent by putting Ronnie Lamarque on the 2019 Jazz Fest schedule!