Louisiana hosts around 400 festivals annually to celebrate its vibrant cuisine, agriculture, art, and music. LSU Special Collections houses various materials pertaining to festivals across Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. New Orleans Jazz Fest is heavily represented, as it is one of the state’s largest and most popular celebrations. There are also many smaller folk festivals that showcase local cultures, such as the Festival de Musique Acadienne and the Louisiana Folklife Festival. Records of festivals past and present reveal the aspects of Louisiana culture that locals deem worth celebrating.
Listed below are some recommended catalog key terms for searching for festivals. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Louisiana Music Festivals
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for festivals. Full steps on how to use these subject headings can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Festivals -- Louisiana.
Festival of Contemporary Music.
Folk festivals -- Louisiana.
Music festivals -- Louisiana.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, La.)
A few of the collections held by LSU Libraries Special Collections are listed below. Additional collections may be found utilizing the subject headings listed in the sections above.
Books and other published materials