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October 27-29, 2017

2016 Louisiana Seafood Festival – Food, Music & Ticket Info Released

NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 14, 2016) – New information has been released for the 2016 Louisiana Seafood Festival, which is a signature fundraising event for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, who also produces the event. The three-day annual festival, scheduled for September 2-4, 2016 at City Park Festival Grounds in New Orleans, is a celebration of all the fresh and flavorful seafood that makes Louisiana great. The festival features 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.
The 2016 festival will feature the following food vendors preparing a wide array of Louisiana seafood delicacies:

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. The 2016 lineup includes:

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

The festival 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. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15, 2016 via Gambit Tickets at http://louisianaseafoodfestival.com/.

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, 2016 to $10 per day and $25 weekend ticket package. The festival is rain or shine; all ticket sales are final.

Friday, September 2, 2016 3:00pm-9:00pm Gates open at 3:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2016 11:00am – 9:00pm Gates open at 11:00am
Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:00am – 9:00pm Gates open at 11:00am

“We are thrilled to share our 2016 festival plans. Our food vendors and music lineup are top-notch and sure to create a fun-filled weekend for New Orleans locals and visitors,” said Tony Abadie, festival co-chair and 2nd vice president of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
“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. We look forward to welcoming people back for another great festival and to raise funds for our Foundation’s mission and community impact,” said Glen Armantrout, festival co-chair and 1st vice president of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
We are thankful for our 2016 festival sponsors including 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.
For information visit LouisianaSeafoodFestival.com, facebook.com/LASeafoodFestival, and twitter.com/LASeafoodFest. The smartphone app is also available for Android and iPhone at http://louisianaseafoodfestival.com/apps/.


Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation facilitates the efforts of the hospitality industry to improve Louisiana in a variety of ways and to provide support for the education, health and social welfare of children in the community. The Foundation works to focus the combined strength of the Louisiana hospitality industry, maximizing its ability to measurably improve the communities it serves. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.4 million in support of its mission. The Foundation produces a slate of annual signature fundraising events including the Louisiana Seafood Festival, Gold Medal Chefs Gala, Red Stick Food Festival, Champions Club at Zurich Classic, and Horses Hops & Cops. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouisianaHospitalityFoundation, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lahospfound and for more information visit www.louisianahospitalityfoundation.org.