New Orleans is cranking up again after Mardi Gras: there are so many concerts and special events in the city this month that the Crescent City is a veritable orgy of music, entertainment and the arts. OffBeat contains the most complete compilation of entertainment activities that you’ll find in the city. We appreciate you referring to our magazine as you struggle to select what you’ll enjoy most in the Big Easy.
But you ain’t seen nothin’ yet: the 1991 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s schedule was released recently. This year’s Fest has seven full days of Heritage Fair (all the better for getting in some tunes without the crush of the crowds—well, we can hope, can’t we?). Admission to evening concerts ranges from $20.00 to $32.50 and daily admission to the Heritage Fair is $7.00. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 522-5555 or 1-800-683-1996 outside Louisiana. For a brochure listing all festival activities, call 522-4786 or write to the Fest office at P.O. Box 53407, New Orleans, LA 70153-3407.
By the way, for all of you who miss the Riverboat President concerts (that boat is now a casino in Iowa!), River Concerts, Inc. will present a series of New Orleans R&B concerts on the Creole Queen during Jazz Fest week.