The air-conditioned Grandstand gives Festival-goers a chance to take an intimate look at the vibrant culture, cuisine and art of Louisiana. This year’s programs include Special Exhibits spanning both weekends on the 1st Floor, West Wing, and four intriguing stages: The Food Heritage Stage (1st Floor East), The Cajun Cabin (on the apron outside Food Heritage), the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage (2nd floor East), and the Lagniappe Stage (in the outdoor paddock). The New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association’s (NOGSBA) Book Store is now located in the Grandstand. NOGSBA continues to support children’s literacy with proceeds from Jazz Fest book sales. The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
box set Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be available for purchase at the NOGSBA Book Store.