Threadhead Thursday, presented by Zatarain’s

Thursday, April 26, 2018  The inaugural Threadhead Thursday in April 2010 at City Park event saw hundreds of local residents and visitors to New Orleans enjoy a free concert on the eve of Jazz Fest under the stars of a beautiful night sky. We were pleased to again host this very special evening of music in 2018, with assistance from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, City Park, and Backbeat Foundation.  Featuring Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, and Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys.

Threadhead Patry

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 No, it’s not a typo…. it’s the hottest ticket in town during Jazz Fest! Held each year on the Tuesday between Jazz Fest weekends, the enormously popular Patry features a huge line-up of New Orleans musicians as well as cameos by various surprise guests. Generous sponsorship from businesses and individuals, together with much sought after raffle items, allows the Foundation to raise substantial sums for our programs. See the Patry page for more information.

Threadhead Charity Raffle

Each year since 2005, Threadheads have conducted a charity raffle to benefit various non-profit organizations and causes in New Orleans. The raffle was initiated as part of the give-back philosophy adopted by Threadheads in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and in the years since, over $117,000 dollars has been raised and distributed. The 2018 Raffle concluded on 4/20. Please see the dedicated Raffle website at for a list of winners.

Threadhead Merchandise

The Threadhead Cultural Foundation has some great items for sale – and 100% of the proceeds support the Foundation.

The Threadhead Cookbook “Cooking to the Music: Recipes from Threadhead Kitchens” is available now!  This cookbook features over 200 recipes from Threadheads all over the planet.  Get your copy now before these sell out!

You’ll be stylin’ and profilin’ in the 2017 Threadhead Cultural Foundation T-Shirt! Navy blue with THF pocket logo on the front, and “C’mon be a Threadhead” slogan on the back.  Show your Threadhead pride!

Order items from the raffle website at Threadhead Raffle Merchandise