Gretna Heritage Festival returns Sept. 29-Oct. 1_lowres


The Gretna Heritage Festival's mainstage does a throwback to the 1970s and '80s with headliners KISS (Saturday), Huey Lewis & the News (Friday), The B-52s (Sunday) and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (Sunday). There's music on four stages set up within a 25-block area of downtown Gretna along Huey P. Long Boulevard. The music lineup also includes G. Love & Special Sauce, Marc Broussard, Plain White T's, Colin Lake, Roddy Romero & the Hub City All-Stars, Cha Wa, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Amanda Shaw and others.

  The festival also has amusement rides, a German beer garden, an Italian village, food and craft vendors and more. Single-day admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Weekend passes are $47.50 in advance, $60 at the gate. VIP packages are available.