About Jazz Fest
The 2016 musical line-up features local musicians playing alongside renowned national and international performers in styles encompassing blues, R&B, Cajun, Zydeco, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Country and everything in between. During the festival, there will also be a wide range of locally owned businesses selling delicious foods and artisanal crafts inspired by the history of Louisiana and other regions from around the world. Jazz Fest brings more than 450,000 visitors each year to celebrate the local culture and music of New Orleans and Louisiana, generating $300 million in economic value to the city.
Additional details about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell
About Shell and Jazz Fest
Shell is deeply invested in the communities where we operate. Our employees live here, work here and volunteer here - making us a vital part of a resilient and vibrant New Orleans and Louisiana community.
The partnership between Shell and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell began in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when Shell stepped up as the event sponsor to ensure the survival of the city’s signature cultural celebration. We recently renewed our sponsorship agreement with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival through 2019, which will see the festival celebrate its 50th anniversary and the City of New Orleans mark its tri-centennial.
With almost every aspect of Shell’s business represented here – including Deepwater exploration and production, pipeline, refining and manufacturing and a retail network – we are proud to call Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico a Heartland. Our continued involvement with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell is our way of honoring the place we call home.