If you plan to attend any of the days of the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, you can leave your cash at home (for the most part).

Like most other large-scale special events, Jazz Fest 2023 will be a cashless experience. Ticket, food, beverage, craft, and merchandise booths will no longer accept cash payments.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Facebook
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Facebook

However, for festivalgoers who head to Jazz Fest with only cash, the Festival will offer cash exchange booths.

What forms of payment will be accepted?

  • All major credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Prepaid cards
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Samsung Pay

What's the cash exchange process like at Jazz Fest?

Those without credit cards or digital payment options can bring their cash to a Cash Exchange location and obtain a prepaid card. There is a maximum exchange of $500 per card but multiple cards can be purchased.

There are no fees associated with getting a card. Any balance remaining on a prepaid card can be spent outside the Festival.

See the Jazz Fest Map for Cash Exchange locations.

This year's Jazz Fest will take place Friday, April 28 through Sunday, May 7 at the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

  • To see the complete entertainment lineup, visit the Music Schedule page here.
  • Food vendors & menu items are available here.
  • Highlights of Arts & Crafts participants are available here.
  • You can view the Jazz Fest 2023 map here.

For all you need to know about this year's Jazz Fest, visit nojazzfest.com.

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