Tickets Go On Sale Today For 2016 Louisiana Seafood Festival

NEW ORLEANS – The 2016 Louisiana Seafood Festival, which is a signature three-day annual fundraising event for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, that also produces the event, will take place from Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4, 2016, at the City Park Festival Grounds.

         Festival reps said they will implement ticketed admission this year, which will help to provide a continued high quality experience for all guests and raise funds for the Foundation’s mission.

         Advance tickets will be $8 per day, advance weekend ticket packages will be $22, and children 55 inches and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Ticket prices will increase beginning Friday, September 2, to $10 per day and $25 weekend ticket package.

         Tickets go on sale today via Gambit Tickets.

         The festival is rain or shine; all ticket sales are final.

         Festival reps said the event will feature over two dozen of the best restaurants and caterers in Louisiana, live national and local music acts, over a dozen celebrity cooking demonstrations from some of the region’s highest acclaimed chefs, an art market with handmade and original crafts and children’s activities.

         Food vendors include:

         Acme Oyster House, Ajun Cajun, Blue Crab Restaurant, Café Giovanni, Dat Dog, Dirty Dishes, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Ernst Café, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Goodfellas Seafood and PoBoys, Jacques-Imo’s, Katie’s Restaurant, LaDelyo’s Creole Catering, Lüke, Miss Linda The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, Mr. Mudbug Catering, Quintin’s Ice Cream, Red Fish Grill, Royal House Oyster Bar, Saltwater Grill, Seither’s Seafood, Superior Seafood, TJ Gourmet, Voleo’s Seafood, Woody’s Fish Tacos

         The festival will present three days of live music on the Bud Light Music Stage including:

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

         “We are thrilled to share our 2016 festival plans,” Tony Abadie, festival co-chair and 2nd vice president of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, said. “Our food vendors and music lineup are top-notch and sure to create a fun-filled weekend for New Orleans locals and visitors.”

         “We were all blown away with the record-breaking attendance of over 56,000 people last year for our first time scheduling the festival on Labor Day weekend,” Glen Armantrout, festival co-chair and 1st vice president of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, said. “We look forward to welcoming people back for another great festival and to raise funds for our Foundation’s mission and community impact.”

         2016 festival sponsors include:

         Bud Light and Shock Top (distributed locally by Southern Eagle Sales and Service,) New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bergeron Automotive, PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation, United Rentals, Louisiana Lottery, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Coca-Cola, The New Orleans Advocate, OffBeat Magazine, Where Y’At Magazine, Cox Communications, Entercom Radio, Gambit Weekly, Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine, New Orleans, Magazine.

         Festival dates and times:


Friday, September 2, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gates open at 11:00 a.m.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gates open at 11:00 a.m.


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