Come experience the food, music and culture of New Orleans in the authentic Lagniappe Lounge, right on the show floor. Stop by to enjoy performances by the Ashe Cultural Arts Center and Mardi Gras Indians, live broadcasts from local radio station WWOZ, and jazz trio performances. You can also participate in cooking and cocktail demonstrations from the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the New Orleans School of Cooking, with seafood compliments of the Louisiana Seafood Board. Attendees will have the opportunity to shop from a selection of handmade arts from fine local craft artisans including painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and other delights.
When you need to refuel between sessions, the Lagniappe Lounge provides comfortable seating equipped with charging stations for your devices and survival kits with everything that you might need, from band-aids to Zapp's chips. Be sure to stop by and snap a photo on the Mardi Gras float or take part in coloring a mural created by a local artist to commemorate the annual meeting in New Orleans.