2022 Uncle Sam logo


Monday, July 3, 2023

2:30 pm - 10:30 pm 

(Gates open at 2:00 pm)


Celebrate Independence Day at beautiful Lafreniere Park in Metairie at Uncle Sam Jam! Each year, festival-goers look forward to live music, delicious food and great company!

Uncle Sam Jam is a FREE festival featuring top local and national acts and a fireworks show to close out the night. 

The concert meadow and its sprawling 155-acre green space is an ideal setting to celebrate the July 4th holiday.  

If you are interested in participating as a festival sponsor, please click for information regarding our 2023 contribution packages. 

Uncle Sam Jam Couple  Uncle Sam Jam fireworks


2023 USJ lineup

USJ 2023 Times


Hot Dog Eating Contest


If you are interested in participating in this year's annual hot dog eating contest, sponsored by Lucky Dogs, PLEASE CLICK THE GRAPHIC!

You must be 16+ to enter. The winner will receive a trophy, t-shirt, baseball cap, & gift card to a local Jefferson Parish business! Registration is first come - first served. 


Stars & Stripes Pass


VIP Package includes:
  • Parking inside the gates for one (1) vehicle 
  • Four (4) VIP wristbands
  • Premium stage viewing
  • Private cash bar
  • Private comfort station/restroom


General Parking Pass
Price: $10
  • Parking inside the park for one (1) vehicle 
  • General Parking will also be available at the gate. Spaces are VERY limited​ however. We do suggest purchasing in advance 

CLICK to purchase


Free Parking at the Shrine on Airline
Free parking is available at The Shrine on Airline
  • Parking is first come first serve
  • Shuttle service will be available to and from the Uncle Sam Jam event site



There is NO admission fee to get into the Concert Meadow. 

There will be NO Outside Food or Drinks Allowed. A list of allowed & prohibited items can be found here

The gates will open at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd.

This year's fireworks display will happen at approximately at 9:30pm.

The Concert Meadow will be completely fenced in with 3 entry/exit gates:

Pedestrian Entrances & Exits:

  • Downs Boulevard
  • Sunrise
  • Judith Street

Vehicle Entrance & Exit: 

  • Downs Boulevard ONLY​


  • Big Easy Treats / Dippin' Dots
  • Cayenne Seafood Specialties
  • Couzan's BBQ Team
  • Danny & Bonnie Seafood
  • Frytastic!
  • Kona Ice
  • Messina’s Catering & Events
  • NOLA Boils & Catering
  • Rosa’s Cocina
  • Bof Bars


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