Your VIP Box Seat to Spring Festivals!

Royal Sonesta New Orleans is excited to host you for the 2018 Spring Festival Season. As the VIP box seat to a true French Quarter experience, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers the best of the Big Easy all under one roof. The hotel is home to several dining and entertainment venues, including Restaurant R’evolution, Bar R’evolution, The Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, Le Booze and PJ’s Coffee Café. Enjoy the following during your stay with us:

  • Newly renovated guest rooms
  • Centrally located in the French Quarter
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Outdoor pool and courtyard
The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 27-May 6

  • The largest outdoor concert event in New Orleans, typically falls on the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May and is held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. With 12 stages of soul-stirring music — jazz, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, blues, R&B, rock, funk, African, Latin, Caribbean, folk, and much more — the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a singular celebration. In between stages, be sure to check out the Fest's "Food Fair," as well a hundreds of arts and crafts.
  • The 2018 Music Line-Up includes big names like Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffet, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Khalid, Common, Steve Miller Band, Smokey Robinson, Better Than Ezra, The Revivalists and much more!
  • HINT: Dress in breathable clothing with comfortable shoes, be prepared with a an umbrella or rain gear and a chair or picnic blanket to relax while enjoying the shows.


Desire - Chargrilled Oysters

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, May 23-27

  • Celebrating its 26th anniversary, N.O.W.F.E. is the city's premier foodie event and has become one of the most incredible culinary events in the nation attracting more than 7,000 connoisseurs and locals who love to enjoy delicious food, great wine and a good time.
  • On May 23rd Restaurant R'evolution hosts a Wine Dinner with wines paired perfectly with the restaurant's cuisine.
  • The Grand Tasting takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on May 25th, so be sure to visit our food booths by Desire Oyster Bar, Restaurant R'evolution and Royal Sonesta New Orleans, all of which are individually competing for the Fleur de Lis Culinary Awards in designated categories.


Houston Rodeo

Bayou Country Superfest, May 25-27

  • A three-day festival celebrating country music held annually during Memorial Day weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
  • Popular headliners in 2018 include: George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and more!



Essence Music Festival, July 5-8

  • This 4th of July weekend festival takes place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with one main stage and four “Superlounges,” which are smaller, nightclub-like settings for more intimate shows. The five-stage format ensures that you'll always be able to find the right music and crowd for your mood.
  • Taking the stage in 2018 will be Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Miguel, The Roots, Doug E. Fresh and many more!


*Please note our Special Events Cancellation Policy