Welcome to the 14th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Performers at the 2019 edition include: Tab Benoit, the Allman-Betts Band, Tucka, Little Freddie King, Sonny Landreth, Kenny Neal, Erica Falls, Mason Ruffner, Jonathon Boogie Long, Johnny Sansone, Luther Kent & Trick Bag and many more. The festival begins with an evening concert on Friday, Oct. 18, and continues with two stages of music, lots of great food, and an arts market all day on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. It all takes place in New Orleans' beautiful Lafayette Square Park.For the complete schedule, please visit www.CrescentCityBluesFest.com.Admission to the general public is free.But for the ninth year we are offering a limited, exclusive opportunity to purchase access to our VIP guest area. The revenue from these ticket sales helps to offset the enormous expense of putting on the festival. (We do not, however, generate a profit: The costs of staging the festival far exceed the revenue we earn from concessions, sponsorships, VIP Experience ticket sales and donations.) The price for the VIP Experience is $250 per ticket, plus processing fees of $13.49, for a total of $263.49 per person.The package includes: Access to our VIP viewing area at the St. Charles Avenue stage, with seating areas for stage viewing (approx. 30 seats) and side-of-stage viewing (approx. 50 seats). This area also includes a complimentary bar with beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Access to our VIP viewing and seating area directly in front of the Camp Street stage (approx. 50 seats). Access to our exclusive VIP hospitality lounge, located in the Blake Hotel, which is adjacent to the park. The lounge is indoors, on the second floor of the building, with indoor bathrooms, comfortable seating, a complimentary bar and light snacks - and a balcony that overlooks the park. Please note: The hospitality lounge in Blake Hotel will not be open on Friday, Oct. 18. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. Only 175 VIP passes will be sold, so order now. Policies: VIP Experience credentials are valid for the entire duration of the festival. We do not sell single-day credentials. VIP Experience credentials are non-transferrable. They may not be taken from one person and given to another. Doing so will cause the credential to be confiscated. All beverages and food in the VIP hospitality areas must be consumed in those areas. Beverages and food from the VIP hospitality areas may not be brought to other parts of the festival grounds. Those with access to VIP hospitality areas may not give or pass beverages or food to those who do not have VIP credentials. Violating this policy will cause the credential to be confiscated. VIP Experience ticket-purchasers may bring up to two children up to age 10. Children age 11 and older must have their own purchased credential. All sales are final. No refunds will be given for any reason. All VIP Experience access areas are open to those who purchased credentials, as well as members of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Board of Directors, festival sponsors and invited guests. Thank you for supporting the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more about the Foundation, please visit our web site here.