New Orleans North

hosted by Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

8th Annual New Orleans North – Friday, June 7

New Orleans North is an early summer outdoor Mardi Gras-style event. It features bands, beer tents, and Cajun Food. The New Orleans atmosphere is enhanced with Hurricane drinks, a stilt walker, jugglers and other street performers.

Admissions:

  • Must be 21 or over
  • $7 pre-sale admission – Buy your tickets online today!
  • $10 at the door
  • Open to the public
  • Stop into the Joliet Chamber office, 63 N. Chicago Street in downtown Joliet
  • Tickets may also be purchased at the following businesses:
    • TCBY Frozen Yogurt, 930 Brookforest (Rt. 59)
    • Johansen & Anderson, 925 Plainfield Rd.
    • Great American Bagel, 1101 Essington Rd.
    • First Midwest Bank (Jefferson & Infantry branch)
    • David Nelson Jewelers, 1312 W. Jefferson St.
  • A percentage of the proceeds will support local charities

Outdoor Festival Location:

  • Downtown Joliet N. Chicago St./Van Burren
  • Parking available on downtown street/lots, public parking garages on Ottawa & Scott Streets

SPONSOR NEW ORLEANS NORTH

Contact us A.S.A.P To Become a Sponsor

For additional information, or to become a sponsor, please contact: Kelly Baltas at the Joliet Chamber of Commerce. Phone: (815) 727-5371 or Email: kbaltas@jolietchamber.com

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR TICKET SHARING?

VOLUNTEER

We are seeking friendly, smiling faces to volunteer at New Orleans North! Volunteers are asked to help at entrance gates, sell drink tickets, serve cold beverages and more! As a thank you for helping, volunteers are welcome to attend the festival at no charge!

TICKET SHARING

Looking for a simple way to earn extra money for your charity, club or organization? Consider selling tickets to one of downtown Joliet’s well attended festivals – New Orleans North. For every $7 pre-sale ticket sold by your club receive back $2.00!

2019 Festival Poster

We are excited to offer our fans a rare opportunity to purchase one of a limited quantity of signed and numbered New Orleans North 2019 Festival posters by Brent Moats.

Full details to be announce very soon for the opportunity to reserve your copy. Prints will be available for pick up only in a few weeks at the Chamber office. Check back for pick up time.

This pre-sale offer is only good while supplies last, and will go quick!

Thanks for your support and we will see you on June 7th. Limit 5 per person.

 

2019 Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage Performances:
Hot Mess (5:15 to 6:30 PM)
The Big Shoulders Brass Band (7 to 8:30 PM)

The Big Lagniappe (9 to 11 PM)

Alley Performers: 8 Local Individuals will rotate throughout the evening including Brent James, Alex Hoffer, Brian Motyll, John Condron, Coleen Wild, John Green, Ally Flood, and Chris VI.

In an effort to truly mirror the streets of New Orleans, our event will also feature various performers:

  • Stilt Walker
  • Magician
2019 Food Court Vendors

Food Court Menu:

  • Crawfish Boil
  • Fried Catfish
  • Shrimp Boil
  • Carnitas, Fish & Beef Tacos
  • Cuban & Arrachera Panini
  • Loaded Mac N Cheese
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Ultimate BBQ Fries
  • Super Pig Sandwich
  • Flaming PIg Sandwich
  • Pork Chop Sandwich
  • Bacon Cheese Fries
  • Pizza
  • Hot Chips
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Biegnets
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Jambalaya
  • Pineapple Bowl
  • Rice Bowl
  • Nachos
  • Hamburgers
  • Brisket sliders
  • Elote Corn
  • Ribs
  • Hot Links
  • Veggie Tempura
  • Cajun & BBQ Chicken on a stick
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Italian Beef
  • Cheesecake

Food Provided By:

  • Big Fish Grille / Big Bash Catering
  • Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza
  • Chuck’s Southern Comfort Cafe
  • Carnivale Food Truck
  • Smokin’ Z BBQ
  • Soul Kantina
  • Station One Smokehouse
  • Firewater BBQ
  • Bojo’s
  • Beef Shack Joliet
  • Cajun Boil & Bar
  • Cheesecake by James
Thompson's Tap - New Addition in 2019

Van Buren Street will transform into a New Orleans style open air beer garden. Seating, live jazz music, and dueling piano’s will entertain guests.

A brand new area in memory of one of our festival founders, sure to add one more opportunity of excitement during the festival!

2019 Street Vendors

Street Vendors:

  • Popus Gourmet Popcorn – gourmet popcorn
  • Touched by Natalga – body butters, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, lip scrubs, and massage oils
  • Sweet Suite Confectionary – candied apples, flavored popcorn, truffles, and filled candies
  • Something Different by Vivian – purses and custom made jewelry

New Orleans North Countdown

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TENT SPONSORS

New Orleans North Tent Sponsors

KOOZIE SPONSOR

BEER TENT SPONSORS

VOLUNTEER SPONSORS

ARTIST EXHIBIT SPONSORS

DRINK TICKET SPONSORS

WRIST BAND SPONSOR

HOSPITALITY SPONSOR

BOURBON ST. SPONSOR

SIGNAGE SPONSOR

ROVING ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR

ALLEY STAGE SPONSOR

BEAD SPONSOR

THOMPSON’S TAP SPONSOR

Facebook Live Sponsors

TBD

STREET VENDOR SPONSOR

TBD

BEAD SPONSOR

TBD

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Welcome Sponsors

Chicago Billboard

Renaissance Center
Salem Village Nursing and Rehab Center

Illinois Marine Towing

Festival Poster Sponsor

Tom Grotovsky & the Great American Bagel

Zydeco Sponsors

Alpha Media USA
Silver Cross Hospital
Heritage Corridor CVB
Voyager Media/Bugle Newspaper
Joliet Slammers

Trader Magazine

Cajun Sponsors

University of St. Francis
Beaver Creek Enterprises, Inc.

Catholic Education Foundation
Welcome Wagon
BMO Harris Bank
Kavanagh, Grumley & Gorbold, LLC.
22nd Century Media

Crawfish Sponsors

Joliet Junior College
Polley's Garage
Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Abri Credit Union
Wermer Rogers Doran & Ruzon, LLC.
Caton Commerical Real Estate
State Representative Larry Walsh Jr.
Joliet Area Community Hospice

Joliet Fraternal Order of Police
Bank Financial

Friends of Jeff Sponsors

Crase Auto
Lindsey Heavener

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Catherine Adamowski
Joliet Public Library

Quinn Adamowski
Cathedral Area Preservation Association

Chris Adler
Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal

Donnie Chestnutt
Greater Joliet Area YMCA

Rick Cronholm
Johansen & Anderson, Inc.

Kim Cunnea
Providence Bank & Trust

John Gillmann
Hometown National Bank

Tom Grotovsky
Great American Bagel

Lindsey Heavener
Joliet Police Department

Clay Johnson
Joliet Technologies

Mark Lauer
Joliet Police Department

Eric Loula
Louis Joliet Mall

Karri McLeod
Dimond Bros. Insurance

Ken Plante
Plante & Associates

John Simpson
Frank Burla & Sons Builders

Rick Waggoner
Hometown National Bank

N. Chicago St. Van Buren