It is always very interesting to see what is offered at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for merchandise. The music is the best it could be as is the food, and the merch is no exception, also good stuff. Close to 500,000 people attend over two long weekends and besides seeing everything from Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas to Tom Jones to Terence Blanchard to Lizzo you have a chance to buy shirts, hats, bandanas, posters and more. Interestingly, the Fest does not sell online, you have to get it at the Fest or forget it.
Interestingly, they moved hats and bandanas to their own stands, rightfully understanding that items without size can be sold faster than items where you have to decide if it will fit you.
Overwhelmingly the designs have been getting simpler at the Jazz Fest. A successful shirt design to my mind can be done without a ton of colors (says the guy who owns a 16 color mhm…)
Let’s take a look at what was offered and what the folks at the booths reported were the hot items.
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