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Iconic Musical Entertainment Announced for 2024 Beignet Fest

VIP tickets on sale for Nov. 16 festival

NEW ORLEANS — Beignet Fest organizers announce iconic musical acts including Jon Cleary, Big Sam and Amanda Shaw will headline the 2024 Beignet Fest Saturday, Nov. 16 at New Orleans City Park’s Festival Grounds. In keeping with the Beignet Fest Foundation’s charitable mission, the festival will kick off with a performance by the Prism Project, an inclusive performing arts program for youth ages 6 – 22.

“This year’s musical lineup is quite special because we’re featuring long-standing NOLA favorites, emerging local talent and a mission-driven performance with a nonprofit partner who serves children on the autism spectrum,” said Sherwood Collins, executive director of the Beignet Fest Foundation.

The full slate of entertainment presented by the New Orleans Tourism and Culture Fund includes the Prism Project, Imagination Movers, Sierra Green and the Giants, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen.

Organizers also launched ticket sales for the VIP Experience presented by Ruby Slipper. Available at, the VIP Experience is $50 for Adults 21+ and $30 for Youth under 21. All Youth VIP tickets must be purchased in connection with a VIP Adult ticket purchase. Children 0-3 are free with a paid adult. The VIP Experience includes admission to Beignet Fest, access to a private tented area with dedicated bathrooms, reserved green space near the stage, three taste tickets for a selection of signature Ruby Slipper cocktails and complimentary water. General admission tickets for Beignet Fest will go on sale at a later date.

Beignet Fest is presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans and supported by leading sponsors including New Orleans Tourism and Culture Fund, PJ’s Coffee, Abita Beer, The Times-Picayune/, Gambel Communications, Firefly Marketing and other local businesses.

To view the full entertainment schedule and purchase VIP tickets, visit 

About Beignet Fest & Beignet Fest Foundation:
Beignet Fest is a premier food festival in Louisiana that celebrates one of New Orleans’s most iconic dishes all in one place on one day. Proceeds from the event benefit the Beignet Fest Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to raise awareness and support for programs in Greater New Orleans that serve autistic youth and their families.

Recent Beignet Fest recognition includes:

  • New Orleans Magazine Tops of the Town Honoree 2023
  • Southern Living Best Food Festivals in the South 2023
  • Garden & Gun Top Southern Fall Food Festival List 2023
  • Tasting Table 21 Bucket List Food Festivals 2023


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