we have a abundance of Homeless people left over from the flood?

this is just my opinion...yes it is sad, but God helps those who help them selves.......and from what i have seen......a majority of the ones who are homeless could care less and they are waiting for everything to be handed to them....so, get off your duffs and help your selves.....we have to.....it does make a difference.........

Favorite Activity on a Normal Day.?

Hmm... there's some real touristy things that are pretty fun to do once in a while- i love to go down to the Quarter during the day and walk around the Flea Market and the Riverwalk, etc. There's always things to do and people to see. If the weather's nice, i'll even go down there by myself occasionally on an afternoon when i get off early from work and just people watch and browse around- there's always music playing and the whole atmosphere is just something that even a local can get caught caught up in. :)

What's Special About Your City/Town?

Me.

Bug bite question? Weird reaction.?

Could be a spider bite, could be an allergic reaction. Put some vaseline or bug-bite medicine on it and see if it goes away. If it doesn't, go see a doctor. Oh! Soak your hand in an oat meal bath. Oat meal helps stop itching. Hope this helps you! Please answer mine! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090502165954AAkmSfY&r=w

Jazz Band Trip locations?

http://www.celebrationtoursllc.com/citytour.html ..

What else not to miss in New Orleans?

Thank you for visiting and I hope your time in New Orleans has gone well. Below are more suggestions regarding activities, but don't feel pressured to actually DO anything - you have already done a lot! Relax, sleep late, and have a vacation! More things to do, plus restaurant suggestions: There are other sightseeing opportunities in the greater New Orleans area, including carriage rides/tours, plantation tours, swamp tours, and even Katrina disaster tours. The steamboat Natchez also does a harbor tour. There are numerous tour companies and your hotel can help with the arrangements. Try to avoid scheduling an outdoor tour until you know the weather forecast for the day in question. There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music. Note that music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set " of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so know the price before you sit down. The clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking water or nothing. It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it s delivered so there can't be any confusion at the end of the evening. Visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions). The Canal Place shopping center is in the French Quarter and has a cinema and higher-end shopping (Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers, etc.). The lobby for the Westin Canal Place Hotel is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(www.westin.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d'Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry. The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and traditional live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, tel 504-525-0200 (reservations are important and they are not open every day). The Palm Court is closed from about July 25th to about September 25th each year. Tujaques Restaurant (823 Decatur Street) is very traditional and has moderate prices: http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/ Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade - which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504-945-5635). The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes: http://www.napoleonhouse.com/ The Aquarium and Audubon Zoo are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter. The Louisiana State Museum is in the French Quarter: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ New Orleans is also home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum (www.ddaymuseum.org) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org). Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter. NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking. Check www.frenchquarter.com for ideas about other things to do. Hope you have a great time!

Anyone live in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina/Rita?Will u go back?

I moved away from NOLA (Gretna) several years ago. I was thinking about moving back the beginning of last year, but my mother became ill so I stayed in Texas. When I found out Katrina was heading for New Orleans I stayed glued to the T.V. I couldn't sleep. When the mandatory evacuation order was issued I broke down and cried like a baby. I got so depressed watching the footage of the aftermath I had to make myself stop watching. Next thing I knew here comes Rita, heading straight for my area. (Texas coast) The poor people evacuating from N.O. now have to evacuate, because of Rita, along with all the people from Galveston, Houston, Baytown etc. It was horrible!!! To answer your question about going back to N.O., yes, I plan on moving back. You can take the people out of New Orleans, but you can't take New Orleans out of the people!!!

My cousin and I are travelling across the states?

Wow, I wish had the time to take the trip with you. First of all, unlike many places in Europe, the hostel network is not great in the US outside of major cities. However, many motel chains are really cheap, like Motel 6 and Super 8. Also, if you invest in some camping equipment, you'll save tons of money and finding camp sites it easy. From New Orleans I'd travel to San Antonio, Texas, then up to El Paso. From there you HAVE to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Over to Tuscon Arizona (Kartchener Caves), up to Phoenix, the Grand Canyon, then into Utah for the more amazing National Parks, then meander over to San Diego, up to LA, then up the coast on route 1 to San Francisco, into Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, Las Vegas. Then be prepared to be BORED getting back to the East Coast. New York, Philadelphia, the New Jersey shore, New England. It boggles the mind. If you need more information, contact me through Yahoo/Answers.

How do I become a famous singer?

Millions of people can sing and sing well. If you have exceptional talent they will find you.

What's New Orleans like right now? How is it recovering?

Many of the convenience stores are still not 24 hours as they were before but they are open daily and open later now. Some are open 24 hours though. Many restaurants still have still limited their days/hours of operation but you will always have options especially on weekends everything is full swing. Grocery stores are still not as numerous as they used to be which is my biggest pain in the butt. The Zoo and Aquarium are up and running and doing well. Lights and Traffic Signals are pretty much all back up in many areas. Though the areas that had the most amounts of water they are going to be a long time coming back still I would say they are still on the 10 year plan in some areas (this is not the touristy areas but as a previous resident you understand what I am referring to). The Riverwalk and Canal stores are back up and running but not what they used to be or the same variety but that is on its way to changing slowly and hopefully successfully. And lastly I think the French Quarter is very safe. Its well patrolled by the police and is as clean as I have ever scene it. As in any city at night I would recommend not walking alone but all in all that is not where the crime occurs. Here is a great article that give some of the successes we have had already this year with large festivals and events to give you an overall look too. http://www.neworleanscvb.com/articles/index.cfm/action/view/articleID/1857/typeID/27

Do you care to know any funny New Orleans facts?

If you stand on the levee in front of the French Quarter (on the east bank of the Mississippi River) at dawn you can watch the sun rise over the west bank. Canal Street divides the city into eastern and western halves by going north from the river to the lake. Many of the streets that cross Canal Street change prefixes, but to north/south and not east/west - such as North Claiborne and South Claiborne. The "north" streets are on the downriver side of Canal Street. South Carrollton and South Claiborne cross.

When is crawfish in season in New Orleans?

Crawfish season in Lousiana is from late February to mid-May. Although with farm raising you can really get them anytime in New Orleans. So Jazz Fest is certain in the season. Have fun.

what suggestions would you make for new orleans?

I see you've already seen many of the tourist attractions in the city. If you're willing to drive a bit, you might want to consider a day trip to check out some of the plantations in the area. You might visit Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana http://www.oakalleyplantation.com Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan, Louisiana http://www.destrehanplantation.org There are a number of beautiful plantation homes that are within an hour's drive of the city. If you're really low on cash, and don't want to splurge on admission, even the drive thru plantation country, along River Road, would make a pleasant day trip. If you have the time and you're willing to drive a bit further, make the drive to St. Francisville, north of Baton Rouge, where there are numerous plantations. If you do make the drive to St. Francisville, be sure to check out Oakley Plantation, where John James Audubon created some of his works. St. Francisville is also home to famous Rosedown Plantation, the Myrtles, and many, many others. As for food, if you're low on cash, try some of the less expensive local cuisine. A picnic is inexpensive, and would be appropriate for the plantation drive. Find a Manuel's Hot Tamales cart, and buy yourself some of the tastiest tamales around. Try one of the local po-boy sandwiches, have them wrapped up for take-out, and eat them on a picnic.

how easy is it to travel from kenner to the french quarter?

you can get a catch a bus or pay to ride the shuttle. Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $13.00 (per person, one-way) or $26.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call well enough in advance for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 10 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. $2 fuel surcharge added to total fare. The RTA service to Fest has returned to 2005 (Pre-K) routes and prices. No more $3 like last year. Fare is $1.25 each way, exact change, coins or bills. And the Jefferson Transit E2 bus from the airport is again running all the way to Downtown (Elks Place).

Rock & Pop, Joe Cocker, Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Cray, Jakob Dylan, Kings Of Leon, Bon Jovi, Neil Young?

I would like to see Bon Jovi. Hell ya! I will pick up SusiQ and come on down there hon. Grab Gardeniagal and have a good ol time. After Jon, i would love to see Neil Young. I have always liked him. He has no age and will go on forever. Joe Cocker i would like to hear him sing you are so beautiful and have a little help from my friends, but i think that would be about it.

Can you help me find a hotel in New Orleans?

You are right. It is called the Avenue Plaza Resort and Spa. It is located at 2111 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Toll Free Phone 1-800-438-6493. Their website is http://www.avenueplazahotel.com To see some reviews on hotels in the French Quarter visit http://www.french-quarter-alive.com/french-quarter-hotels.html

Do you know of any good places to watch the flight this weekend in New Orleans?

Try these places: Johnny White's Sports Bar - (504) 524-4909 720 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA Hyttops Sports Bar & Grill - (504) 561-1234 500 Poydras Plz, New Orleans, LA Ugly Dog Saloon - (504) 569-8459 401 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans, LA

When you think of New Orleans, what do you imagine?

I would have to say the food and the people. At least that's what I missed during my 4 weeks of exile from Katrina. I have no idea how the people where I was could choke down what they called food and how on Earth can they survive with out Tony's and Crystal is beyond me. I could find neither at their grocery. Seriously, there were so many grocery items that I took for granted. Blue Runner red beans, anything Zatarian's, creole mustard, fresh seafood, snowballs, Hubig's pies, Manuel's Tamales... Sigh. Even without the basics, (Tony's and Crystal), the worst thing about not being home was being surrounded by strangers. No one just stopped and had a conversation with you, no one called you darlin' or hon, and you had no connection with anyone. It's not like when you are standing in the store and you end up having a big ole conversation with some lady you don't know over what's the best way to cook beans and after a few questions realizing that she has a friend Uptown who used to go to Gentilly on Fridays to get her hair done with the same lady that your Mama used to get her plants from. Now if you are looking for what image I picture when someone says New Orleans, I see a street shaded by large old oak trees, century old wood frame houses painted in every color under the rainbow, people sitting on their stoops watching the kids play.

What do yall think of New Orleans hosting the NFL draft?

First, people like Wild Ape are what's wrong with America. Obviously he doesn't realize how valuable New Orleans and South Louisiana are to the rest of the country (e.g. being a major port, offshore oil platforms, fisheries, etc.). Please stop complaining about taxes. Most people here are struggling here than you ever will in your entire life! Anyway, I think New Orleans should host the Draft, despite it being the first weekend of JazzFest. While JazzFest appeals to many people, including myself, it would be nice to see something new come to the city. I think it would actually be beneficial for the city to host both events.

New Orleans bars serve underage with parent?

I don't know of any, so chances are it's 21, law is law folks ... As for getting served without an ID while underaged, no way ...

New Orleans bars & restaurants serve underage with parent?

Yes a restaurant in New Orleans will let your mother order a drink for you. You can not order your mom or dad has too. You can not just keep ordering drinks. You get one so drink slow. You can not get into a bar with a parent this is only for restaurants.

Can you drink underage in New Orleans with parental consent?

Interestingly, I have just looked at the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control website which, under FAQ, has "Legal What is the legal age to enter a bar in Louisiana? 18 years old. What is the legal drinking age in Louisiana? 21 years old. However, 18-20 year olds may consume alcohol in an alcoholic beverage outlet if they are accompanied by a parent, spouse, or legal guardian who is 21 years of age or older." which would appear to answer your question

How was your Jazz Fest experiace this year in New Orleans?

As the others said, JazzFest 2007 is later this month (last weekend of April + first week of May). However, French Quarter Fest was this weekend and it was GREAT!!! It was the best one I have attended and have gone (not every year) for decades.

I need to know what date van morrison will be performing april 27 thru 29 for jazz fest in New Orleans ,La?

The link to Morrison's official site is below. You can click on "News and Tour" to keep up to date with tour information. The tour schedule only goes up to 4/14/07 now, but you can keep checking back to get the latest information. http://www.vanmorrison.co.uk/

Where is the best area of New Orleans to stay for the Jazz Fest?

if you want to save money get hotel in Kenner and ride the shuttle bus.

Poll: Have you ever been to Jazz Fest in New Orleans? If so, who did you see?

Yes I have and it was a fantastic time! To name just a few, I saw The Neville Brothers, Dr John, Earth Wind & Fire, Santana and James Taylor. I'm a big fan of the people and the great Louisiana food. I recall eating a lot of oysters (fried and in poboys, etc...), alligator (there was alligator on a stick, lol) and jambalaya (my fave).

What bands are playing Jazz Fest in New Orleans this year ?

Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, ZZ Top, John Legend, Van Morrison, Brad Paisley, Jill Scott, Ludacris, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, New Edition, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Irma Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, Counting Crows, Allman Brothers Band, Allen Toussaint, George Benson, Pharoah Sanders, George Thorogood, Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong, Better Than Ezra, Joss Stone, Banda el Recodo, Calexico, Taj Mahal, Johnny Rivers, Lucinda Williams, Branford Marsalis, Richie Havens, Soulive, Cowboy Mouth, Percy Sledge, Tony Joe White, Gillian Welch, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir, T-Bone Burnett, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Mose Allison, Marcia Ball, Roy Hargrove, Chuck Leavell, Arturo Sandoval, The Holmes Brothers, Snooks Eaglin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The New Orleans Social Club, James Carter, The Radiators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucky Peterson, Darrell McFadden, Sonny Landreth, Danilo Perez, Ivan Neville, Dottie Peoples, Davell Crawford, Ba Cissoko of Guinea, George Porter, Jr., Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Tab Benoit, Les Amazones of Guinea, World Saxophone Group, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Buckwheat Zydeco, Anders Osborne, Elder Baab & the Madison Bumble Bees of Winnsboro, Eddie Bo, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Rosie Ledet, Amanda Shaw, The Iguanas, Marva Wright, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Deacon John, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue, Bob French, Elysian Fieldz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Ellis Marsalis and over 500 more groups will gather in New Orleans for the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, April 27-29 and May 4-6, 2007.

How was your experiance at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA? Liked it, hated it etc.....?

Loved it. I had a great time. I went Sunday, got drenched, danced barefoot in the mud at the Acura stage. I ate crawfish pie and chocolate-covered strawberries, and laughed at the people hiding from the rain by standing under the misting tent. My tie-dyed clothes ran in the rain and turned my feet purple and blue. Walking home, I passed the Hare Krishna temple, which was having a Vedic wedding, open to everyone to witness. The whole day felt like the old New Orleans, pre-Katrina. Lots of fun.

Have any of you ever been to Jazz Fest in New Orleans and if so, how was it?

No, but they have a documentary on the jazz fest on pbs.com or travel.com

Planning a Bachelor Party in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (4/27-4/30). Dinner and drinking venues??

Anywhere on Bourbon is good for drinking (and strip clubs). And there aren't open container laws (at least not any that are enforced) so you can walk with your drink. Make sure to hit up Paddy O'Brien's - you have to have at least one hurricane! EDIT- I was there for New Year's this past year. The Quarter is OK, Especially during a festival. You shouldn't have a problem walking to where you need to go unless you want to go uptown or something. But for what ya'll are wanting to do - stay in the Quarter.

New Orleans hotel recommendations for Jazz Fest?

It might be hard to get a room as many places book up way in advance but I think this is a wonderful place. They are close to the bus route to take you to the festival and walkable to every attraction in the Quarter. http://www.maisondubois.net/

Does anyone have any tips for going to Jazz Fest in New Orleans?

Go see as much music as you can. The big stages are great but don't forget the local music you can see on the smaller stages. Eat a lot. Mango freezes, crawfish monica, crawfish bread, softshell crab po-boys, sno-balls, eat it all. Consider paying for parking. Cabrini on Esplanade offers safe parking for $20. No matter what, have a good time!

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest 2007 Going first weekend or 2nd?

I usually go both weekends because i love the jazz fest and have been going for 4 years now but then i do live in Southern Louisiana so it's convenient to go

Does anyone have any suggestions for someone going to Jazz Fest in New Orleans for the first time?

Alright, looks like other people have the New Orleans scene covered for you, so let me break down what are the must-eats at Jazz Fest. I was having this discussion with a buddy the other day and he said that a local's preferences may be wholly different from that of a tourist - seeing as how I can get boiled crawfish any day of the week, but not crawfish bread. So, here are my official recommendations on the best eats at Jazz Fest. #1 Cochon de Lait PoBoy - slow roasted pulled pork with homemade cole slaw served on french bread. Top with a little hot sauce, and seriously, the BEST thing to eat at the fest. #1b if you don't get that, get the Cuban Sandwich. Ham, pork, pickle and cheese on buttered and pressed french bread. Delicioso. #2 Crawfish Bread - some people are tired of it (but that's how I feel about the Crawfish Monica) crawfish, bell peppers, cheese, and some secret seasonings all baked in a pizza dough like crust. Delish. #3 Fried Fish Ferdinand (first time I had it this year) - a filet of speckled trout (I think, could've been drum) lightly fried and topped with a rich creole sauce - almost a meunier - with a shrimp or two. Flaky & succulent. #4 Creole's Stuffed Bread. You ever eat a Natchitoches meat pie? Well it's like that but baked inside a doughy chewy crust instead of a fried pie crust. You break it in half and douse it in a tomatillo like green hot sauce, and it's effin awesome. Okay, those are my top picks. Other picks, especially if you've never had them: Softshell Crab PoBoy, Yaka Mein, Jambalaya, there's a combo plate that comes with a thing called a Crawfish Sack, some crawfish beignets and something else; that's good stuff. And after I'm all done, I like to top it all off with a mango freeze. Now, You can't possibly eat all of this in one day. Heck, I went for three days this past weekend, and I didn't get to eat everything I wanted. But stick with these, and you can't go wrong. Unfortunately I can't make it back this weekend coming, so Happy Dining, and I'll see you next year.

Jazz Fest 2009 New Orleans?

mmm... may be, they use to go to places just like everybody else... I just know that they were in Nashville on April 2 and May 5. Is New Orleans near of Nashvile? I´m not from USA.

what is the best way to get around during Jazz Fest in New Orleans?

Catch the RTA. The Broad Bus. Get off on the street after Esplanade and walk like 3 blocks and BAM, the race track. Usually the bus driver know what it is and RTA usually makes a bus that goes straight to the Jazzfest. You catch on Canal Street by the old Krauss.

Uniqueness Jazz Fest 2012 New Orleans?

Anyone going to JAZZ FEST in New Orleans?

Check out www.nojazzfest.com: The website has the dates, ticket prices, and info on airline & hotel discounts. The festival is held at the Fairgrounds, which is a track for horse racing. The Fairgrounds is NOT within realistic walking distance of downtown and parking a car at or close to JazzFest is impractical. There are no hotels close to the Fairgrounds. Many hotels offer a shuttle to jazzFest and taxis are available.Public transit (see www.norta.com) should be able to get you to within medium walking distance of the Fairgrounds. Bicycling would work if the Fairgrounds has somewhere to secure your bike (call & ask if you might do that). New Orleans' weather is typically warm to hot by the end of April, so wear light cotton clothes + comfortable shoes and bring sunblock + insect repellent. It may rain so be prepared for that.

Will the Neville Bros play at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2006?

After Aaron's? rendition of the national anthem at the superbowl, why would anyone ever want to see him sing again?

Anyone going to New Orleans Jazz Fest?

Oh, yes. I wouldn't miss this. It is one of my favorite things to do.

Any suggestions where to look for (or know of) hotel + ticket packages for 07 New Orleans Jazz Fest?

Visit the Jazz Fest's website http://www.nojazzfest.com and click on "Hotels" within the "travel" link near the top. It has an up-to-date list of available hotel rooms in the New Orleans area. The info on each hotel includes a toll-free phone number, so you can call the hotel for tickets as well as reservations. The Jazz Fest's website also has a "Tickets" link which allows you to purchase tickets online for the advance price of $35 per day. Tickets are $45 on the day of the event.

Affordable rental homes for Jazz Fest in New Orleans?

There is a great house you can rent next to tipitinas uptown. They even have a private entrance to tips and give some tickets to shows. It has a 8 person hot tub with a outside TV where you can watch the shows live outside. You can also watch them on the TVs inside. It is called the The Tchoup House... This place is awesome we had it twice for mardi gras. http://www.tchouphouse.com/ I would also suggest a bed and breakfast on esplanade or near the quarter. I suggest, http://www.houseonbayouroad.com/ http://www.degashouse.com/ http://www.1896omalleyhouse.com/ http://www.creolegardens.com/ HH Whitney House- http://www.hhwhitneyhouse.com/ http://www.antebellumguesthouse.com/ http://www.fivecontinentsbnb.com/

New Orleans Jazz Fest for a teen?

Jazz Fest Is great for all ages. The music is great and food superb. There is also stands to do some shopping. The concerts don't get really crazy it is like any outside music festival but huge. There is not any decent teen clubs in New Orleans but there is one in metairie. I think a good idea for your group would be to go to Preservation Hall. It is a very famous music hall for all ages and does not Serve alcohol and no smoking. Because of this all ages are allowed. It would be nice to go to a nice dinner in the quarter, go to preservation hall and then go to cafe du monde for beignets.

Does anyone know how to get to Jazz Fest in New Orleans?

Follow your nose.

Going to Jazz Fest in New Orleans but flying to Lafayette?

it is about 2 hours 10 minutes. You can take a greyhound bus or amtrak. You can get on a greyhound bus at 10:45 pm but it takes longer to get there like 7 hours. They have other times at a more decent time that take 3 hours to get to new orleans. http://www.greyhound.com/home/Default.aspx http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage If you can rent a car that would be the fastest way. You could just rent it and then return it at the new orleans airport when you get there. It looks like the greyhound bus and the amtrak has so many stops that it will take so much longer to get there.

What is a good hotel to stay at in New Orleans for Jazz fest?

The JazzFest is held at the Fairgrounds, which is not within realistic walking distance of downtown, There are are not any hotels close to the Fairgrounds. Best is to stay at a hotel in the French Quarter, Central Business District, or Warehouse District. That was you are within walking distance of everything downtown. There is limited parking at the Fairgounds. DO NOT try to park in the neighborhoods arounf the Fairgrounds. The area is safe, but scores of Parking Control Agents and dozens of Parking Control tow trucks will be combing the area looking for illegally parked cars to take to the impound lot. It is a residential neighborhood and the residents have complained for decades about cars blocking their driveways, etc. during JazzFest so the City responded with "zero tolerance" parking enforcement. Many hotels operate shuttles to the fairgrounds for JazzFest, Grey line operates them, and the transit authority can also get you there: http://www.graylineneworleans.com/ www.norta.com There are lots of taxis (you will have to pay the "special event" rate): http://www.unitedcabs.com/id1.html The JazzFest website has a link for hotels: http://www.nojazzfest.com/ Another option is to rent an apartment via New Orleans Bed & Breakfast: nobba@cox.net 888-240-0070/504-561-0447 There are literally thousands of restaurants. Call first to see if a reservation is impartant during JazzFest: http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/Dining Hope you have a great time!

Is there an open stage for muscians at the new orleans jazz fest?

i've never seen and open stage but i've seen people just bring their instruments and just play while sitting on the grass but that really doesn't help you much, lol. um your best bet would be to contact the organizer for a clear answer, but i honestly don't think so

Does anyone know when Gilberto Santa Rosa will play at the New Orleans Jazz Fest?

He will play Sunday May 6th. @ 3:40 in the afternoon at the Louisiana Rebirth Stage.. Below is the link to the Jazzfest.. I like his music too!

Is the 2nd week for the New Orleans Jazz Fest sold out?

def not sold out try again

How early should I show up to New Orleans Jazz Fest?

The gates to the Fairgrounds open at 11:00am. If it is really important to you, locate the stage where Tim Mcgraw will play and "stake out" a spot. People do that with a blanket, but someone has to stay with the blanket as there will probably be other performances before Tim McGraw is on stage. Otherwise you take your chances.