While Voodoo and Jazz Fest gets most of the national press of our local festivals. Yet, Gretna Heritage Festival has been a solid music festival for years. They often get bands that draw great crowds but wouldn’t necessarily be top tier at the other two festivals.
This year’s lineup is headed by KISS, Huey Lewis & the News, and the B-52s. However, there are some other great bands on the bill including Pat Benatar, Our Lady Peace, the Plain White T’s, Marc Broussard, Rockin Dopsie Jr, and Amanda Shaw. If Mrs. Nola Nerd feels up to it we will go on Saturday to see Our Lady Peace and KISS. Sunday wouldn’t be bad either with Pat Benatar and The B-52s.
This is one of the more affordable festivals in town. Advanced single-day tickets are $20 and weekend passes are $47.50.
Of course, being a southern Louisiana festival, there will be great food and drink. Rouses will sponsor a Craft Beer area with 10 different brews. Some of the food offerings include chargrilled oysters, fried soft shell shrimp, chicken and waffle sandwich, boudin, crawfish bread, cracklins, fried Snickers, and rabbit po-boys.
Plus there will be rides for the kids. There will be a German beer hall (since it is practically October), an Italian Village, and an arts and craft section.
Hopefully, we will see you there!