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Jazz Fest organizers list security restrictions

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FOX 8 received this security statement and lists of allowed and prohibited items Thursday from the organizers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:

Jazz Fest always works with all relevant law enforcement agencies—local, state and federal—to assess any security concerns and to provide the highest level of special event preparedness available. Every year our comprehensive security plan is reevaluated and adjusted in ways deemed best to address current levels of national security.

As in the past Jazz Fest 2013 security measures will feature the usual bag searches and limitations on the sizes of some carry-in items. There will also be random pat-downs and vehicle searches at all Festival gates.



Small bags and backpacks (17" x 12" x 10")

12-pack or smaller soft coolers

Single, collapsible chairs

Wheelchairs, medical scooters

Blankets and ground tarps - 6' x 8' or less

Strollers for children

Handheld, personal-sized umbrellas

Factory-sealed bottled water for personal consumption


Re-entry allowed only with WWOZ Brass Pass, Foundation Gala Pass, Big Chief, Grand Marshal and Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass.

Festival reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the Festival anyone in violation of these policies.

Prohibitions will be STRICTLY enforced!




Hard-sided coolers, soft coolers larger than 12-pack size

Outside beverages whether carried or in vehicles except factory-sealed water for personal consumption

Wagons or pull-carts



Personal tents, shade canopies or other shelters/shacks, sport-brellas, etc.

Beach or pole-style umbrellas (over 63")

Inflatable items

Athletic games


Large chairs with rocker, foot rests, side tables, etc.

Other personal transport devices (e.g. skateboards, Segways, go-peds, etc.)

Inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space.

Video and audio recording equipment

Unauthorized vending or solicitation

Weapons, illicit drugs, and other contraband

Reserving tarp space larger than 6' x 8' is strictly prohibited

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