On February 14, 2023

Billings Farm presents ‘Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story’

Saturday, Feb. 18 from 3-7:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—Get ready for Mardi Gras with a New Orleans style celebration. At 3 p.m. there will be a screening of “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” and at 5 p.m. enjoy a reception with live jazz performed by local virtuosos Michael Zsoldos and Ben Kogan.

“Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, along with a wealth of archival documentary footage from the past half century. This film not only captures the festival in all its glory, but also delves deep into the rich culture of new Orleans, the “Big Easy.”

“The kind of electric, spirit-lifting music documentary that will make you want to reinvent your life so that you can live your entire existence in the heart of Louisiana,” wrote the Globe and Mail.

The event will feature specialty cocktails and a menu of gumbo with chicken and sausage, including andouille sausage and crawfish for the daring sourced straight from New Orleans; muffuletta, a New Orleans classic; and sweet bites of monkey bread with a choice of bananas foster or a drizzle of bourbon chocolate sauce.

The film will be shown in the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center Theater and the reception takes place in the historic, restored barn.

Advance tickets are $75 per person or $85 at the door. Tickets for Billings Farm members are $65. Must be 21 and older. Tickets include the film, live music, food, beer, and wine, as well as samples and one specialty cocktail, compliments of event sponsor Vermont Spirits Distilling Co. Additional cocktails are available for purchase. 

Proceeds support the Woodstock Vermont Film Series and our vision to share place-based stories of people near and far, to engage our audiences, and to inspire conversations that increase connections with each other and our world.

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