Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon and Mel B. will be in town to decide which locals will advance, and this is the first time the season eight judges will come together.
Executive Producer Jason Raff says they found a wide array of talent either from this area, or from people who traveled to New Orleans for the auditions. "We have singers, we have dancers. we have contortionists, acrobats, magicians, we got some animal acts. We have a little bit of everything."
They'll all be vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts -- and the $1 million prize.
Raff helped launch the top-rated summer series in 2006 and has been with the show for all seven previous seasons.
America's Got Talent kicks off the new season from here in New Orleans, although these shows won't air until this summer. Be part of the red carpet action yourself, as tickets were still available at last check. Tickets are free and the shows are open to the public.
Raff says they've wanted to tape here for a few years, but it's been so busy here in New Orleans, America's Got Talent only now could secure space.
And it's not too late to try out, as the show is still accepting video auditions.
Click here to submit an video audition for America's Got Talent
No word on if Executive Producer Simon Cowell will be in town for the tapings.