Start saving your appetite, because the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival is back November 12-13, 2016 — and it’s tastier than ever. The fest will dish out all of your favorite types of gumbo while serenading you with the finest collection of jazz, R&B and brass music in the city.
Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival is held at Congo Square in Armstrong Park on North Rampart Street opposite the French Quarter. Take a look at what you can expect from this free festival.
Music & Entertainment
This year’s music lineup celebrates the roots and legacy of the New Orleans brass band tradition. In addition to the city’s most popular contemporary groups – including Rebirth, Hot 8, To Be Continued, Pinettes and Lagniappe Brass Bands. Festival goers will also enjoy special performances by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s Brass Band, plus a few other groups new to the jazz scene.
Between sets, stop by the Arts Market (complete with a Kids Area) for some colorful, uniquely creative handmade crafts along with interactive workshops led by local artists.
This year, various cooking demonstrations will take place both days at 1:30 pm and 2:45 pm with cooking legends such as Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant, Wayne Banquet of Li’l Dizzy’s Café, Susan Spicer of Bayona, Mondo & Rosedale Restaurants, and Tanya Dubuclet of Neyow’s Creole Café.
2016 Treme Creole Gumbo Performance Schedule
Saturday, November 12
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Jack Brass Band
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Treme Brass Band
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Paul Brothers Brass Band
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm New Breed Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm To Be Continued Brass Band
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm Soul Brass Band
Sunday, November 13
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Band
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm Panorama Jazz Band
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Caesar Brothers Funk Box
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Pinettes Brass Band
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Hot 8 Brass Band
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm Rebirth Brass Band
While the brass music treats your ears, indulge in another New Orleans classic: gumbo. Twelve vendors will be serving up a smorgasbord of New Orleans’ signature dish in a variety of styles (vegan included). Gumbo z’Herbes, shrimp and oyster, chicken and andouille, Creole filé, dark roux – all of these and more will be served in their expanded food court. For those who can’t choose just one, sampling size portions will be available to mix and match until you find your favorite.
Directions from our Hotel
Bienville House is just a 15-minute walk from the park, providing our guests with a uniquely New Orleans way to spend their afternoon this weekend. Book now to enjoy Treme Creole Gumbo Fest in addition to all the excitement of the French Quarter.
One of the best parts about staying at the Bienville House is our close proximity to most iconic French Quarter destinations. There are multiple routes that will take you to the Treme Gumbo Fest through various New Orleans landmarks. Whichever path you choose, you’re only about 15 minutes away by foot and less than 10 minutes away by car.
To get in on the delicious fun, make sure to book a hotel room with us. If you can’t make it this weekend, there is a festival every weekend happening in New Orleans. Our prime French Quarter location makes it easy to never miss out on the fun.