Jazz/R&B Festival to feature reserved seating


The 22nd Annual Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival, which returns to the downtown riverbank after a one-year hiatus, will for the first time feature a limited amount of reserved seating.  According to Lisa Prudhomme, who along with her husband Mike, are the Co-Chairmen of the Reserved Seating Committee, the reserved seats in the new amphitheater in front of the stage should greatly enhance the concert-going experience.

“We knew that with the lineup we have for the festival this year, we needed to make the best use of the limited space we have on the riverbank and maximize the number of people who can comfortably view the main stage,” said Lisa.  This year’s festival is headlined by multiplatinum-selling groups Starship and the Ohio Players, and also features Rick Derringer, Maggie Rose, Wayne Toups, Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs and others. Reserved seating will consist of several rows of cushioned chairs which will cost $50 for Saturday along with stadium cushions which will be affixed to the concrete ledges on the amphitheater.

The cost of the cushions are $40 for Saturday.  All seating Friday night is general admission.  “Oh, they are going to sell like hot cakes.  There are less than 600 reserved seats available and we have had folks from all over the state and region calling and inquiring how they can get reserved seats.  We fully expect them to sell out within a few days,” said Mike.  RESERVED SEAT PRICES (Saturday Only) Chairs – $50 Stadium Cushions – $40 Note:  None of the Student or Veteran discounts applying to general admission apply to reserved seating.  If children 12 and under use a reserved seat, it must be a paid seat.  Regular adult general admission tickets and VIP tickets may be upgraded to reserved seating by adding $20 per ticket for a chair or $10 per ticket for a stadium cushion.

Weekend Pass:  Adults $45, Students $20, Under 12 – free.  (Weekend pass armbands must be worn Friday and Saturday.) Friday Night General Admission:  All seats Friday night will be general admission.  Adults $20, students with ID’s $10, children under 12 – free Saturday:  Adults $30, Students $15, Children under 12 – free, Active Military – free with ID RESERVED SEAT TICKETS must be ordered online at www.natchjazzfest.com GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS may also be ordered online or at The Harrington Law Firm in Natchitoches, the main branch of Bank of Montgomery, the Royal Street Branch of Midsouth Bank, the Keyser Avenue Branch of Sabine State Bank, and all branches of LA Capitol Federal Credit Union.  The festival will be on the riverbank rain or shine.  There are no alternate location contingency plans.

All tickets and passes are non-refundable.  For more information go to www.natchjazzfest.com and the Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival Facebook page.