Are kids welcome?

For its inaugural event, the festival does not include activities for kids. However, in the coming years we plan to include a kids friendly zone. 

What are the dates and times of the festival?

The Inaugural date is October 7, 2017. The gates will open at 10am and the last performance is scheduled for 9pm.  

Where will the festival be held?

Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival will be held a few blocks away from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in beautiful Slidell, Louisiana. On the grounds of the fabulous Northshore Harbor Center located at 100 Harbor Center Blvd. Slidell, Louisiana 70461

What are the ticket prices?

General Admission tickets are $50.00, reserved seating are $75.00 and VIP tickets are $100.00 per person respectively. Tickets for the Sunday Jazz Brunch are $60.00 per person. (click HERE for seating details). The seating is designed with you in mind to ensure a memorable experience and the overall atmosphere for smooth jazz music lovers.

Where can I purchase Tickets?

Tickets can only be purchased on our website HERE or at the Box Office on site (Northshore Harbor Center 100 Harbor Center Blvd Slidell, Louisiana). Tickets from any other sources will not be honored and are invalid. Illegal entry into the festival is prohibited and will be handled by local law enforcement accordingly.

Can I re-enter with the purchase of my ticket?

Your festival ticket allows one person per ticket to enter festival, once you leave out of entrance another ticket must be purchased to re-enter the festival. No in/out will be allowed, no exceptions

Can I bring my pet i.e. (dog, bird, reptile etc.)?

Pets of any kind are not allowed, except for service animals. Documents for service animals must be provided upon entry to the festival.

What if it rains, can I bring an umbrella?

We suggest that you keep up with the forecast as the date gets near because no umbrellas are allowed, you are welcomed to bring rain coat or ponchos for inclement weather.

What is the rain/bad weather policy?

The festival will go on rain or shine. We hope for the latter.  Please monitor the local date on weather reports and plan your attire and preparations accordingly.

What is the attire?

The festival is in October and the weather is unpredictable – We recommend light comfortable casual clothes, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and bug repellant.

Can I record the festival?

We appreciate understand the urge to record memories however, the audio and video recording of performances is prohibited. Feel free bring cameras and take lots of pictures to preserve your wonderful memories. However, please remember to share on social media and tag #camcityjazzfest #jinjeanspresents

Where should I park?

The “Northshore Harbor Center has ample parking. We are pleased to say that there are no parking fees. There is a limited designated area for VIP ticket holders. Upon arrival to the VIP parking entrance, please present your proof of purchase to receive reserved parking. VIP parking is based on a first come first serve bases.

Can I bring Food and Drinks?

Please do not bring outside food or drinks as they are not allowed. No exception! There will be some of the best food vendors from the area serving a variety of choices. Drinks including water will be sold at the festival.

Is the festival accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, please contact us via email 7 days prior to arrival if you did not indicate this on your ticket order form. A Passenger Loading/Unloading area with wheelchair/disabled access is located close to the Main Entrance. A limited number of parking spaces are available, also on a first come first served basis.

Are there ATMs available onsite?

Absolutely, for your convenience. There is a small service charge for usage

How can I get involved?

We believe it takes a village - so if you are a people person and enjoy interacting with others, please visit our website and complete the volunteer form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your volunteer request

My company is interested in becoming a sponsor. Who should I contact?

For all sponsorship opportunities, visit our website HERE for information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For us, safety is paramount in making sure that all that attend the festival enjoy themselves. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to a search if requested by security personnel, that includes pockets, bags and possibly removing your shoes. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

First Aid?

There will be a medical first aid station located on grounds of the Northshore Harbor Center, staffed by Emergency Medical Technicians, throughout the Festival weekend.

Safety & Prohibited Items

All illegal drugs, Illegal substances and/or drug paraphernalia are prohibited.
Weapons of and kind (firearm, pocket knives, etc.) are also prohibited
See something say something policy- law enforcement will be on site for your assistance and safety.

Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival Policy?

  • NO refunds or exchanges so please keep purchase ticket in a safe place
  • NO coolers, outside beverages, food or open containers containing liquid permitted on festival grounds.
  • NO unauthorized or unlicensed vendors
  • Unauthorized Solicitations are Not Allowed
  • Tailgating is Not Allowed
  • Festival continues rain or shine. All ticket purchases are final.
  • Please keep up with ticket purchase- No replacement or refund if lost or misplaced
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