New Orleans Jazz Fest Attendance & Prices

Attendance Numbers

Publicly announced attendance numbers for the festival.

2017: "425,000"
2016: "425,000"
2015: "460,000"
2014: "435,000"
2013: "Over 425,000"
2012: "450,000."
2011: "More than 400,000."
2010: "Approximately 375,000".
2009: "Over 400,000", with "90,000 2nd Saturday".
2008: "Between 375,000 and 400,000".
2007: "375,000".
2006: "Between 300,000 and 350,000".
2005: "Approximately 400,000 total".

Prior to 2005, the Fest used to announce attendance numbers broken down by day.

First Weekend 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Thursday - - - -

26,000

-

Friday 48,000 56,000 77,000 73,000 49,000 51,000
Saturday 60,000 67,000 69,000 94,000 60,000 64,000
Sunday 69,000 78,000 73,000 65,000 58,000 40,000
Total 177,000 201,000 219,000 232,000 193,000 155,000
Second Weekend 1999 2000 2001 2002

2003

2004

Thursday 38,000 43,000 59,000 49,000

40,000

43,000

Friday 63,000 54,000 90,000 62,000 65,000 (2)0
Saturday 91,000 95,500 160,000 92,000 83,000 87,000
Sunday 86,000 73,000 90,000 66,000 66,000 61,000
Total 278,000 265,500 399,000 269,000 254,000 191,000
GRAND TOTALS 455,000 466,500 618,000 501,000 (1)452,000 340,000


Notes:

(1) I know the totals for 2003 don't add up.  All numbers came from 5/05/03 Times Picayune, I can only guess the discrepency is due to rounding errors.

(2) 2nd Friday 2004 was cancelled, due to inclement weather.

Ticket Prices

Walk-up (gate) price of a daily adult admission ticket.

2017 $80
2016 $75
2015 $70
2014 $70
2013 $65
2012 $65
2011 $60
2010 $60
2009 $50
2008 $50
2007 $45
2006 $40
2005 $35
2004 $25
2003 $25
2002 $25
2001 $20
2000 $20
1999 $18
1998 $16
   
1988 $9
1984 $6
1982 $6
1979 $4
1973 $2
1972 $3
1971 $3
1970 $3