The family-friendly event returns to Jefferson Parish after two-year hiatus
Hip hop soul singer and ASCAP award winner Musiq Soulchild, legendary American jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright, and Louisiana’s “King of Swing”, Tucka, will headline the 2022 Westbank Heritage Festival taking place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5.
The free, outdoor festival will take place in Segnette Field at the John A. Alario Event Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd. in Westwego, La. Festival gates will open at 12 p.m. each day.
While there is no cost to attend the event, parking is available at the Alario Center for $15.
Other confirmed performers include: Choppa, Brass-A-Holics, Keith Frank, DJ Polo, Royal Essence, Cherchez La Femme, Street Lyfe, The Lioness, La Rezzy, Shire Nutt, Troy Laz, and Fresh x Reckless.
In addition, attendees will have access to local food vendors, artisans, and family-friendly activities.
Founded in 2015 by former Jefferson Parish District 3 councilman, Mark Spears, and the New Growth Economic Development Association to celebrate the unique culture of the West Bank, provide opportunities for local businesses and encourage tourism throughout the area, the festival has since attracted thousands to the West Bank each year with its nationally-renowned music line-up.
“The Westbank Heritage Festival returns in grand fashion to inspire families, celebrate our local heritage, and invest in economic growth,” says Jonathan Stewart, president of the New Growth Economic Development Association. “We are bringing high-energy and high-caliber artists who resonate with multiple generations and genres, while providing a venue where local vendors and businesses can thrive.”
Marking its sixth installment, this year’s Westbank Heritage Festival is again an initiative of New Growth Economic Development Association and Jefferson Parish District 3 Councilman Byron Lee.
“We are absolutely elated about the festival’s return following a necessary two-year postponement during the wake and peak of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Lee. “We will use this moment to pivot forward, leverage the strength of our community and resources, and serve as a catalyst for economic transformation on the westbank.”
For festival updates and announcements, visit www.westbankheritagefest.com and follow @WBHeritageFest on Facebook and Instagram.