Threadhead Thursday

Thursday, April 27, 2023   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 under the stars of a beautiful night sky.  2023 Sponsors include New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation and City Park Botanical Gardens.

Everyone is invited to help the world-wide music lovers known as the Threadheads RING-IN the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival WEEK! The night starts with the ferocious-yet-groovy FUNK MONKEY joined by the amazing ARSENE DeLAY, whose beautiful voice is described as a blend of the crystal clarity of Ella Fitzgerald crossed with the power of Etta James! THEN, COREY LEDET ZYDECO brings his perfect blend of old and new Zydeco traditions from the prairie lands of Louisiana to the beautiful surroundings of the City Park Botanical Gardens for those who love joyously dancing with grass in ya TOES! BREAK-IN YOUR FEST CHAIRS! City Park Botanical Gardens, 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans LA 70119.  Free admission (consider a $10 donation for City Park) and food and drink will be available for purchase.


Threadhead Patry

Tuesday, May 2, 2023   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.

The next Patry will be Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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 $130,000 dollars has been raised and distributed. The 2023 Online Spring Raffle wrapped up on 4/21/23 — we raised $23,188.50.  The winners list is posted here.  Please see the dedicated Raffle website at for more information.

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 a Threadhead Cultural Foundation T-Shirt!  Available in navy blue, heather blue, or heather gray, 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