Jazz in the Park searching for vendors

Jazz in the Park is calling all interested food and craft vendors to be a part of Season 9 of Jazz in the Park! if you are interested in becoming a food or craft vendor, please visit our website and complete the vendor form and email it to vend@armstrongpark.org or call Chris at 504-258-2444.

Frequently asked questions:

What is the load in time?
Load in time is from 12:00 to 2:30pm, all food vendors are required to be completely set up by 3:00.  All trucks must be cleared from the loading lanes by the required time.

How big is the booth?
Booth size is 10X10 but can be expanded with permission of the Jazz in the Park Vendor Coordinator.

What kind of menu/prices do the other vendors offer?
All food vendors set their own prices for their approved menu items.  No menu items are to be sold without prior approval of the Jazz in the Park Vendor Coordinator.  All violators will be subject to fine.

Do you have an idea of sales volume, how much, how many days, etc.?
Sales volume varies per menu items but popular items such as: barbecue, tacos, hamburgers, crawfish bread, charbroil oysters, hot dogs consistently grossed $1500-2000 a week.  But the short answer is if you have good food, product and presentation you will do really well at Jazz in the Park.

What is provided by the festival; tenting/canopy/signage/tables, etc.?
Jazz in the Park provides prime spaces to vendors and also covers the cost of the fire marshal.  Signage is available for a reasonable fee.  All vendors are responsible for their own tents (White), tables, chairs, generators, and signage and/or anything they need to be successful.

Will all sales go to Jazz in the Park, or is there opportunity for revenue?
Food vendors pay their vendor fees to Jazz in the Park Vendor Coordinator and after fees are received by the vendor coordinator a space will be given and all revenue generated is the food vendor profits.

Will there be electricity and water?
Water is on site but typically all vendors should be self-sufficient, meaning vendors are responsible for the things that they need.  Electricity is on site but is limited to stage production staff ONLY.

What cooking mediums are allowed; fire, frying, etc.?
An onsite fire-marshal will be on site to monitor cooking and frying from burners, grills, and open flams. If you are cooking on site you must place plywood under your cooking utensils to capture remnants, grease, oil and etc. It is mandatory to clean up any stains prior to departing. If any stains are left you will be fined $150.00.

Can I sell drinks to my customers?
Selling of drinks, such as water, cold drinks or any adult beverages is strictly prohibited unless special permission is giving which is hardly ever. Jazz in the Park is responsible for all drink sales.

Will I be on all Jazz in the Park paid advertisement?
Yes for a minimal fee, you can get on all our 75,000 fliers, billboards and website.

All funds are due March 15, 2016, PAID IN FULL ONLY, if you do not pay in full , then you space will not be secured. MONEY ORDERS OR CASHIERS CHECKS ONLY, made payable to People United for Armstrong Park. NO EXCEPTION

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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