Shorty Fest Presented by Acura

Shorty Fest 2022 Presented by Acura will take place at Tipitina’s on Monday, May 2! Brought to you by the Trombone Shorty Foundation with support from Gia Maione Prima Foundation and Tip-It Foundation, Shorty Fest Presented by Acura is our way of bringing the community together to preserve the future of our music culture. This year’s musical lineup features performances by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic feat. Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and students from the Trombone Shorty Academy.

Tickets are SOLD OUT, but our Outdoor Block Party is FREE and open to the public! Join us starting at 5pm, right outside Tipitina’s.

Thanks to for their support of Shorty Fest! CLICK HERE to live stream the event starting at 8pm CST.


5pm Silent Auction and VIP Tent open outside
5:10-5:35 New Orleans Nightcrawlers
5:40-6:00pm Battle of the Bands (Warren Easton & Abramson Sci Academy Marching Bands)
6:05-6:20pm Shorty Academy Students
6:20m-6:40 Cyril Neville “Walk of Fame” Induction
6:40-7 Big Chief Juan Pardo & Mardi Gras Indians

La Cocinita Food Truck will be on site! Plus family friendly games and activities, silent auction & VIP tent, and more. Join us starting at 5pm!

Our FREE outdoor block party starts at 5pm. We’ll also have a tent on the neutral ground to house our silent auction and outdoor VIP area, and La Cocinita Food Truck will be onsite. We’re excited for the return of Tipitina’s Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony during the Shorty Fest outdoor block party – this year honoring the legendary musician Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Uptown All-Stars). The honor is given to musicians who have earned their place in New Orleans’ revered music history. Recipients are recognized as cultural icons in our community and have provided countless inspiration to rising young musicians and performers. Past Walk of Fame awardees have included Fats Domino, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers and Galactic.

We need your support! Click HERE to donate or text “GIVE” to (504) 509-5010.

Bid on silent auction items like a custom trombone or trumpet signed by Trombone Shorty, one-of-a-kind artwork, and more. Proceeds from the sale of all auction items benefit the Trombone Shorty Foundation. Click HERE to view our items!

“This year’s Shorty Fest is going to be epic. For the first time, we’re taking it to the street with a free block party to kick off the event as we celebrate the culture of greatest city in the world, New Orleans!” — Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

Thank you to Acura, our Presenting Sponsor, for their generous continued support, and also to supporting sponsor the Gia Maione Prima Foundation. Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed per current city ordinance, such as possibly requiring valid complete Covid-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative Covid-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours, and/or masks required for entry. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.

“Acura is honored to be back presenting Shorty Fest 2022 as part of our longstanding support of the Trombone Shorty Foundation as it celebrates a decade of inspiring young jazz musicians of New Orleans,” said Meliza Humphrey, senior manager of Acura Marketing. “And a huge congratulations to Cyril Neville for his well-deserved Walk of Fame achievement as he continues to advance NOLA music culture and music fans around the world.”

“The Gia Maione Prima Foundation is honored to partner with Trombone Shorty Foundation in supporting this year’s Shorty Fest,” said Anthony J. Sylvester, Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation. “The partnership will assist in providing many opportunities to the next generation of NOLA jazz artists through educational programs.”