Your VIP Box Seat to Spring Festivals!

Royal Sonesta New Orleans is excited to host you for the 2017 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
French Quarter Fest

French Quarter Festival, April 6-9

  • Home to an "Official French Quarter Festival Stage" at The Jazz Playhouse VIEW SCHEDULE
  • Happening in mid-April each year, you can enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical performances on at least fifteen stages throughout the French Quarter over a three-day weekend. Nearly 60+ food and beverage booths located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint will make up the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch," a signature event, featuring authentic local cuisine from renowned area restaurants.
  • Sample food at the Restaurant R'evolution and Desire Oyster Bar booths on the riverfront: 
    • R'evolution: Sugarcane Glazed Pork Belly Po-Boy and Crab Beignets with Red Pepper Remoulade
    • Desire: Oyster Rockefeller Po-Boy, Fried Chicken & Waffles with Bourbon Cane Syrup, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

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The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 28-May 7

  • 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 2017 Music Line-Up includes big names like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Meghan Trainor, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Darius Rucker, Widespread Panic, Alabama Shakes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Meters, Earth Wind & Fire, Irma Thomas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dr. John 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.

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*Please note our Special Events Cancellation Policy