The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, together with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, brings you the free, annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival every October.
The festival features three days of --what else?--blues and BBQ in October every year at Lafayette Square. The music starts at 5:30 with great local bands and several genres of music.
Several restaurants will provide the best barbeque in the south.
For a Good Cause
The festival is dedicated to the men and women in blue--the NOPD. Proceeds will benefit the Police and Justice Foundation. The Foundation will also sponsor "Walk The Beat," a fundraising event, Saturday at the fest.
The festival also includes a craft area where local crafters offer unique items for sale.
When and Where
The festival is held every year in Mid-October in Lafayette Square. Lafayette Square is also the place to be on Wednesday evenings in spring and fall when there are free concerts with great music, food and crafts.
More information is available at the festival website.