The Essential Guide to New Orleans Jazz Fest
Mark and Olivia at Jazz Fest

Mark and Olivia at Jazz Fest

The Essential Guide to New Orleans Jazz Fest

Ever been to Jazz Fest, or want to go? We’ve got all the insider tips you need to have a great time! We’ve got you covered on what to eat, how to get around, navigate the fairgrounds, and find a place to pee without waiting in line!


The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. 

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

The exhibition Unknown Sitters displays portraits from The Historic New Orleans Collection’s holdings of people who are unidentified in the historical record. The sitters’ identities were lost or erased from history for a variety of reasons.

Despite the many unknowns, these works of art have much to share. The sitters’ clothing and surroundings, written inscriptions and signatures, and the artists’ biographies allow curators to craft basic narratives of the lives and times of the people depicted. When grouped together, these works reflect the field of portraiture in New Orleans art history and illuminate the gaps and biases in the historical record. The exhibit runs through October 6, 2024.

As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.

Go to to plan your trip.


Accidental Cajun Photography

It’s been said a picture says 1000 words and it’s true — A good picture should tell a powerful story. James Cullen, of Accidental Cajun Photography, has been using his camera to tell stories in New Orleans for over a decade, and now he wants to tell your story. Whether you are in town for a quick weekend getaway and want a professionally shot portrait session, are planning an elopement or a wedding, or want fun family photos, Accidental Cajun Photography customizes each shoot to fit your needs.

James also offers photography experiences where he is your personal paparazzi and concierge for the day as you experience the most interesting aspects of New Orleans culture. To inquire about bookings and packages, email ~[]( Don’t just make memories, but keep them. 


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