From our waters to your plate, the Louisiana Seafood Festival is a celebration of all the fresh and flavorful seafood that makes our state great. This year the party offers 3 days of live music, celebrity Chef cooking demonstrations, a beer garden featuring local and craft selections, a Kid’s tent, and artist village, and, naturally, over 2 dozen delicious food and drink vendors. Some of the new participants this year include Ajun Cajun, Dat Dog, Dirty Dishes, Praline Connection, Quintin’s Ice Cream, Voleo’s Seafood.

In the WWL-TV Cooking Pavilion, 16 celebrity chefs, representing the top seafood chefs in the state, will reveal their secrets to exceptional seafood preparation and cooking. Just a few of those you can check out include Wilfredo Avelar from Emeril’s new restaurant, Meril, Austin Kirzner from Red Fish Grill, Tory McPhail from Commander’s Palace, and Andrea’s Andrea Apuzzo.

There is so much outstanding local and big name talent appearing on the Bud Light Music Stage, I am going give you the whole schedule right here:

3:00pm Darcy Malone and the Tangle
4:30pm Benjy Davis
6:00pm The Producers
7:30pm Zebra
11:00am Dave Jordan and the NIA
12:30pm Tank and the Bangas
2:00pm Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
3:45pm Big Sam’s Funky Nation
5:30pm Village People
7:30pm The Romantics
11:00am Big Easy Playboys
12:30pm Hot 8 Brass Band
2:00pm Paul Varisco & the Milestones featuring Luther Kent
3:45pm Flow Tribe
5:30pm Bonerama with Special Guest George Porter Jr.
7:30pm Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice

People may not be aware that this event is a fundraiser for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. This is accomplished by:

·      Supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry.

·      Providing access to culinary and hospitality education.

·      Working to ensure a positive perception of LA’s hospitality industry.

·      Providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.


See you all at the Fest!


WHAT: Louisiana Seafood Festival presented by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

WHERE: City Park Festival Grounds in New Orleans

WHEN: September 2 – 4, 2016. Friday 3:00 – 9:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 9:00

TIX & INFO: Advance tickets are available daily, $8, or for the entire weekend, $22. These prices do not include a processing fee. Tickets will also be available at the gate for $10 and $25. Visit LouisianaSeafoodFestival.com for more information