Treme Creole Gumbo Festival 2012

Few things satisfy the palate more than a bowl of steaming hot, spicy hot Creole gumbo, and nowhere is there a better place to celebrate it than in Treme, believed to be the oldest neighborhood of free African Americans in the United States. Ground Zero for the New Orleans food and fun is Congo Square and Louis Armstrong Park, in the neighborhood now widely known from the HBO hit series “Treme.” Hosted by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, the Creole Gumbo Fest is a celebration of all things that make New Orleans unique: its food, its music, its art and its ambience that draws millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Admission to this two-day New Orleans festival is free. The highlight of the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, in addition to the gumbo of its theme, is the great traditional New Orleans jazz performed by its world-renowned New Orleans brass bands. Ten of them will be performing over the two days of the festival, five on each day. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, Nov. 10 •11:00 am to 12:15 pm: Pocket Aces Brass Band •12:45 pm to 2:00 pm: Lagniappe Brass Band •2:30 pm to 3:45 pm: Hot 8 Brass Band •4:15 pm to 5:30 pm: Soul Rebels Brass Band •6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Dirty Dozen Brass Band Sunday, Nov. 11 •11:00 am to 12:15 pm: Baby Boys Brass Band •12:45 pm to 2:00 pm: To Be Continued Brass Band •2:30 pm to 3:45 pm: Free Agents Brass Band •4:15 pm to 5:30 pm: Pinettes Brass Band •6:00 pm to...