Jennifer Rooney, a New Orleans local and long time supporter of all things Jazz Fest, established Fest4Kidz in 2007, in response to a call from Threadheads to help disadvantaged kids have a ‘Day at Jazz Fest’. In 2014, about 40 children plus their chaperones were able to attend a day at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival through the Fest4Kidz program.

“If only one child becomes interested in music and chooses a drum over a drug, picks up a trumpet instead of a gun, our efforts will not be in vain.”

The ‘Day at Jazz Fest’ experience includes an entry ticket for a child and their chaperone, a Fest4Kidz tee shirt and a little spending money to sample some of the tastes of Fest.

By becoming a Member of Threadhead Cultural Foundation, you will help us encourage the continued growth of the New Orleans music culture and inspire the younger generation to keep the music alive.
Fest4Kidz Merchandise is available here and if you interested in helping donate to this great cause, click below to donate.