Discount at Jazz Fest for Locals Thursday

March 22, 2018

Great news for those of us who can skip out on work and head to Jazz Fest!!! We can save money doing it. :)

Get your "locals day" tickets for just $50 at the gate on Thursday 5/3 (Lionel Richie headlines that day) with a Louisiana ID. That's $30 cheaper than other days at the gate and you can use the savings for crawfish break, of course.

Here's the press release with all the details:

In preparation for the upcoming New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, scheduled for April 27-29 and May 3-6, Jazz Fest would like to remind patrons about early-bird discount pricing on all general admission tickets as well as the new “Locals Thursday” pricing for Louisiana residents.
The early-bird discount price is $65 through Friday, April 6, after which the advanced general admission ticket price will be $70.  Gate price tickets are $80.  For information on Jazz Fest VIP ticket packages, please visit nojazzfest.com.

For the first-time ever, “Locals Thursday,” a longstanding Jazz Fest tradition—which this year features Lionel Richie—will cost only $50 at the gate on May 3 for Louisiana residents who present valid identification, up to two admissions per resident.  Tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday only and will be sold at designated windows at the Gentilly and Sauvage ticket booths and at the Trafalgar pedestrian gate.  Patrons riding Jazz Fest Express will also be able to purchase their $50 Thursday ticket at those locations.  More “Locals Thursday” ticket information is available at nojazzfest.com/tickets.

Artists scheduled to appear at the 2018 Jazz Fest include:
Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, Anita Baker, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Common, Cage the Elephant, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Smokey Robinson, Juanes, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Toots & The Maytals, Aaron Neville and hundreds more!!!

Early-bird discount tickets for Jazz Fest are $65 through April 6, after which the advanced general admission ticket price will be $70.  The gate price ticket will be $80.  Children’s tickets (ages 2 - 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only.  Tickets for Thursday, May 3 will cost only $50 at the gate for Louisiana residents who present valid identification, up to two admissions per resident.  Regularly priced, single-day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance. Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and Ticketmaster. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office.  All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.