Another weekend in New Orleans, another festival highlighting the city's food, music, and art! This weekend kicks off the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, a three-day free festival that has little bit of something for everyone. Grammy winners Robert Cray and Bobby Rush will top the bill of the 12th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Oct. 13-15 in New Orleans’ Lafayette Square Park.
It'll be a weekend full of blues - from old-school juke joint style, and deeply soulful gospel, to fiery guitar burners to sleek new up comers. The 2017 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival has a little bit of something for all types of blues fans. To view a full lineup, click here.
The Blues & BBQ Fest will have the best assemblage of regional meat smokers to be found anywhere – including some of the hot new barbecue restaurants, like Blue Oak BBQ and Central City CCQ, that have lit up the New Orleans culinary scene. While it is a barbecue festival there will be some options for vegetarians and those who eat gluten-free. For the complete list of vendors and their menus, see here.
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival also hosts a huge arts market, with 22 of the best local and regional makers of hand-crafted artworks and home furnishings. For the complete list of Arts Market vendors, see here.