French Quarter Festival

French Quarter Festival 2014
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French Quarter Festival 2014

Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Venue
French Quarter
Lat/Long
29.960475, -90.062921 (View Map)
Dates
4 Days (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 - Sun, 13 Apr 2014)
Ticket Price
Free
Status
Festival Planned
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The French Quarter Festival is the largest free music festival in the south of the USA! It is expected that the 2014 will be biggest yet which makes the French Quarter Fest. the biggest free music festival EVER (…in the south ;-))! Come on over to the historic French Quarter (Vieux Carré) and enjoy 3 days of free music on 20+ outdoor stages and numerous participating venues throughout the area! I’ll see you there, along with 1,400+ musicians and 560,000 others!

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History

The First French Quarter Festival - band in 1983

The First French Quarter Festival – band in 1983

The French Quarter Festival is an annual free music festival hosted in the historic region of Vieux Carré in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisana. It was initially ‘founded’ in 1983 but wasn’t until 1984 when the first festival was held. The first festival gave rise to some 1,000 musicians across 10+ stages in and around the French Quarter. The music genres at the festival are varied and you’ll be sure to find some jazz, world, blues, gospel, classical, brass band, rock and pop in the area along with some other eclectic music styles.

The organisers of the French Quarter Festival (French Quarter Festivals, Inc) pride itself on their free events and also host the Satchmo Summerfest in August and the Christmas New Orleans Style in December which are other great times to be in New Orleans.

A little quote from one of New Orleans residents on the festival:

“The best free show on earth next to Mardi Gras. Better than Mardi Gras because it’s music. It’s part of our culture, a part of our history,” said patron Kevin Oliver.

A fireworks show is normally held on the Mississippi River to mark the end of the festival (going out on a bang and all that!).

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A table showing the dates, times, line-up, programme and performance info for the French Quarter Fest 2014.
Date
Start Time
Performing Artists
Venue
Thur 10 April 201411:00Tropical Isle presents Blues Masters featuring 'Big Al' CarsonAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Thur 10 April 201412:30Organic TrioAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Thur 10 April 201414:00Fredy Omar con su BandaAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Thur 10 April 201415:15Panorama Jazz BandAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Thur 10 April 201416:30Soul Project NOLAAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Thur 10 April 201417:45Pelican Energy Consultants presents Bag of DonutsAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Thur 10 April 201411:00Clear Channel Radio of New Orleans presents Melody Cloud SingersGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Thur 10 April 201412:30Pelican Ice presents Tank and The BangasGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Thur 10 April 201414:00New Orleans Hotel Collection presents New Birth Brass BandGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Thur 10 April 201415:30Badine Land Limited presents Eric LindellGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Thur 10 April 201417:15Southland Plumbing presents Flow TribeGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Thur 10 April 201411:00Bourbon House presents GravyAbita Beer Stage
Thur 10 April 201412:45Ralph's On the Park presents Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter 'Wolfman' WashingtonAbita Beer Stage
Thur 10 April 201414:15aos presents Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New OrleansAbita Beer Stage
Thur 10 April 201416:00Mardi Gras World presents PJ MortonAbita Beer Stage
Thur 10 April 201417:30Kim Higgins Keller Williams presents BoneramaAbita Beer Stage
Thur 10 April 201411:15McLoughlin Family Foundation presents PresHall Brass BandCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Thur 10 April 201412:45James R. Moffett Family Foundation presents Lionel Ferbos and the Louisiana ShakersCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Thur 10 April 201414:00Muriel's presents The Pfister SistersCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Thur 10 April 201415:15Johnny's Po-Boys and Josie DeGrusha present Benny Grunch and the BunchCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Thur 10 April 201416:30Fleur de Paris presents Chris OwensCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Thur 10 April 201417:30National World War II Museum presents The Victory Big BandCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Thur 10 April 201412:30Original New Orleans Po-Boys presents Big Easy PlayboysChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Thur 10 April 201414:00Samuel Loudenslager presents Waylon Thibodeaux BandChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Thur 10 April 201415:45Lowry-Dunham Case & Vivien Insurance presents Corey LedetChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Thur 10 April 201417:30Chevron Evening Concert Series presents Beausoleil avec Michael DoucetChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201411:00Three Muses presents Luke Winslow KingWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:30Windsor Court Hotel presents Robin BarnesWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Fri 11 April 201414:00Windsor Court Hotel presents Camile Baudoin and the Living RumorsWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Fri 11 April 201415:45Rotary DownsWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Fri 11 April 201417:30Jefferson Financial presents Dash Rip RockWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Fri 11 April 201411:00Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte LLP presents Sweet CrudeAbita Beer Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:45Francher-Perrin Group of Gardner Realtors presents Honey Island Swamp BandAbita Beer Stage
Fri 11 April 201414:15Zapp's Potato Chips presents Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue SwingersAbita Beer Stage
Fri 11 April 201416:00Tropical Isle presents Dr. John and the Nite TrippersAbita Beer Stage
Fri 11 April 201418:00Whole Foods Market presents The Roots of MusicAbita Beer Stage
Fri 11 April 201419:30Mardi Gras World presents Rebirth Brass BandAbita Beer Stage
Fri 11 April 201411:00Diablo's HornsGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:30Paul Sanchez & Minimum RageGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Fri 11 April 201414:00Douglas Green Associates Inc. presents Davis RoganGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Fri 11 April 201415:45Love at First Bite presents DebaucheGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Fri 11 April 201417:30Sheraton New Orleans presents Davell CrawfordGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Fri 11 April 201419:15George Porter Jr. & Runnin' PardnersGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Fri 11 April 201411:00Marc StoneAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:30Dianne & Philip Prejean present Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk RevueAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201414:00McLoughlin Family Foundation presents Sasha MasakowskiAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201415:15Clear Channel Radio of New Orleans presents Kid Merv and All That JazzAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201416:30Tricia Boutté & Bootleg OperationAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201417:45ITC Printing & Promotions presents Nigel HallAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201419:15Patrick Gros CPA APAC presents Brass-A-HolicsAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Fri 11 April 201411:15Tujague's presents Connie Jones and the FQF All StarsCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:45Jacques-Imo's Cafe presents Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz SerenadersCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Fri 11 April 201414:15Friend of the Festival presents Banu Gibson & the New Orleans Hot JazzCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Fri 11 April 201415:45Steamboat Natchez presents The Dukes of DixielandCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Fri 11 April 201417:15Trashy Diva presents The New Orleans Nightingales RevueCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Fri 11 April 201411:15Audacity Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Fri 11 April 201412:45One Mind Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Fri 11 April 201414:15Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. O'Dowd present Leroy Jones' Original Hurricane Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Fri 11 April 201416:00Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. O'Dowd present Lagniappe Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Fri 11 April 201417:45Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. O'Dowd present Stooges Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Fri 11 April 201411:30NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:00Mary Ann & John Jacobs In Support Of lowernine.org present Aurora Nealand and the Royal RosesFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Fri 11 April 201413:30NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Fri 11 April 201414:00Wells Fargo Advisors presents Wendell BruniousFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Fri 11 April 201415:30NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Fri 11 April 201416:00SmithStag presents Shannon Powell BandFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Fri 11 April 201412:00Bernie and the Party Gators (Germany)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Fri 11 April 201413:30Borderland Dixie Band (Australia)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Fri 11 April 201415:15Wild Turkey Washboard Band (Switzerland)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Fri 11 April 201416:45Doc Houlind Revival All Stars (Denmark)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Fri 11 April 201412:00Minos the SaintHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Fri 11 April 201414:30Tyler Kinchen & the Right PiecesHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Fri 11 April 201417:00Colin Lake TrioHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Fri 11 April 201419:30John Lisi and Delta FunkHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Fri 11 April 201412:30Tropical Isle presents Brandon Moreau and His CajungrassChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201413:45Dance LessonChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201414:00Bruce Daigrepont Cajun BandChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201415:15Dance LessonChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201415:45Jefferson Financial presents Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp BandChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201417:30Chevron presents Amanda ShawChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201419:30Chevron Evening Concert Series presents Nathan and The Zydeco Cha ChasChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Fri 11 April 201414:30Andrew DuhonIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Fri 11 April 201417:00Walter 'Wolfman' Washington and the RoadmastersIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Fri 11 April 201420:00Davell CrawfordIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sat 12 April 201410:30NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00Spotted Cat Music Club presents New Orleans Cottonmouth KingsFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:15NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:45Libby & Mary Frances Fitzpatrick present Steve Pistorius & the Southern SyncopatorsFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:00NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:30Jane Lennon presents The Smoking Time Jazz ClubFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:45NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201416:15Duke Heitger's Steamboat StompersFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF)House of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sat 12 April 201412:30Big Al and the HeavyweightsHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sat 12 April 201415:00Emily KoppHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sat 12 April 201417:30The ScorsesesHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sat 12 April 201420:00Jonathon Boogie LongHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sat 12 April 201411:00The Bottoms Up Blues GangWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:30ChegadãoWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:00Chris Mulé and The PerpetratorsWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:45Southern Silkscreen presents Ernie Vincent and the Top NotesWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sat 12 April 201417:30Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte LLP presents Johnny Sketch and the Dirty NotesWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00David Benoit APLC presents Dave Ferrato & TchoupazineGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:30Pelican Ice presents Lynn DruryGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:00Russell Batiste & Friends with The Wild Tchoupitoulas featuring Jason NevilleGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:45Lost Love Lounge presents Egg Yolk JubileeGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sat 12 April 201417:30The Praline Connection presents Glen David AndrewsGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sat 12 April 201419:15Nicoll's Limousine presents Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild MagnoliasGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00Kat Walker Jazz BandKids' Stage presented by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
Sat 12 April 201412:00Songs for Junior RangersKids' Stage presented by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
Sat 12 April 201413:00Calliope PuppetsKids' Stage presented by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
Sat 12 April 201414:00Songs for Junior RangersKids' Stage presented by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
Sat 12 April 201415:00Dancing Grounds Kid’s WorkshopKids' Stage presented by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
Sat 12 April 201416:00Zohar Israel and the Free Spirit WalkersKids' Stage presented by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
Sat 12 April 201411:00Theolonious Monk Institute of Jazz presents NOCCA Jazz EnsembleHarrah's Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:30Bayona Restaurant Historic Investments LLC and Carole & George Kulman present Jane Harvey Brown Trad Jazz StarsHarrah's Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:00Grupo Feijao presents Riccardo Crespo and Sol BrasilHarrah's Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:45Court of Two Sisters presents H.O.N.O.R.Harrah's Stage
Sat 12 April 201417:30Sweet Substitute Jazz Band The Original Pin Stripe Jazz Band & Jerry Embree's Jazzman BandHarrah's Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00Cori Walters and the Universe Jazz BandWhere Y'at Magazine Stage
Sat 12 April 201413:15Slidell Memorial Hospital presents The Last StrawsWhere Y'at Magazine Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:30Harry's Corner presents Lisa LynnWhere Y'at Magazine Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00Michael Baker presents Symphony Chorus of New OrleansClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sat 12 April 201412:30Albinas Prizgintas and FriendsClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sat 12 April 201414:00Opera on TapClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sat 12 April 201415:30Guitarist John RankinClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sat 12 April 201411:00Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith presents The Irene Sage BandAbita Beer Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:45Brother Tyrone & The MindbendersAbita Beer Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:15The Almar Foundation presents The Dixie CupsAbita Beer Stage
Sat 12 April 201416:00Renard Poché BandAbita Beer Stage
Sat 12 April 201417:45Patrick Gros CPA APAC presents Tommy MaloneAbita Beer Stage
Sat 12 April 201419:30Patrick Gros CPA APAC presents Walter 'Wolfman' Washington and the RoadmastersAbita Beer Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:00Schecter Guitars presents Christian Serpas & Ghost TownAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:30Ovi-G and the FroggiesAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:00Jax and The Berger Company presents BRWAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:15Lena Prima and BandAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201416:30King & Queen Emporium presents Zion Trinity BandAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201417:45Erica FallsAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201419:15Kim Higgins Keller Williams presents OtraAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:15Red Hot Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sat 12 April 201412:45The Andrei Foundation presents Onward Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sat 12 April 201414:15F.E.S.S. Inc. presents Magnetic EarPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sat 12 April 201416:00Corey Henry's Treme FunktetPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sat 12 April 201417:45New Orleans Original Daiquiris presents The Original Pinettes Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sat 12 April 201411:15Windsor Court Hotel presents Tim LaughlinCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:45Sam Poche presents John Autin and Ex-TremeCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:15The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John PerkinsCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:45Whole Foods Market presents Charmaine NevilleCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sat 12 April 201417:15Royal Sonesta presents Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse RevueCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:15Machus of Portland OR presents Jimmy LaRocca's Original Dixieland Jazz BandNOLA Defender Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:25Rupert Cornelius Inc. of Madison WI presents Garden District TrioNOLA Defender Stage
Sat 12 April 201413:30GW Fins presents Rick Trolsen's New Orleans Po'BoysNOLA Defender Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:45Lars Edegran's New Orleans Jazz bandNOLA Defender Stage
Sat 12 April 201411:30Crescent Transport presents Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz BandRick's 315 Stage
Sat 12 April 201413:45Hyatt French Quarter presents Clive Wilson's New Orleans SerenadersRick's 315 Stage
Sat 12 April 201416:00The Erin Rose presents The New Orleans Jazz VipersRick's 315 Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:00Mayes2Cabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sat 12 April 201413:00Tom McDermott and His Jazz HellionsCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sat 12 April 201414:00Cafe Istanbul presents Michaela HarrisonCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sat 12 April 201415:00Barbara ShortsCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sat 12 April 201412:00Canal Creepers (Sweden)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sat 12 April 201413:30New Orleans Red Beans (Japan)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sat 12 April 201415:15Kobe Next Winners Quartet w/ Mutsuko Kawamoto (Japan)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sat 12 April 201416:45Happy Pals (Canada)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sat 12 April 201412:00Reginelli's Pizzeria presents The Daniel 'Weenie' Farrow Jazz QuintetPreservation Hall Stage
Sat 12 April 201413:00Seva Venet and his Storyville StringbandPreservation Hall Stage
Sat 12 April 201414:00The Calvin Johnson QuintetPreservation Hall Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:00Darryl Adams & The Tornado FourPreservation Hall Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:00New Orleans Jazz Institute's Saturday Music SchoolIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sat 12 April 201414:30Salute to service featuring the Navy Band New Orleans Jazz Ensemble and the Marine CorpsIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sat 12 April 201417:00Shannon Powell BandIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sat 12 April 201420:00Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse RevueIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sat 12 April 201412:00Sean BruceBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201412:45Rebecca RoubionBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201413:30Travis MeadowsBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201414:15Denton HatcherBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201415:00Jaland CrosslandBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201415:45Amy TrailBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201416:30Andrew DuhonBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201417:15Colin LakeBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sat 12 April 201412:00Sylvain presents Rickey PittmanRouses Stage
Sat 12 April 201413:45Buffa's Bar & Restaurant presents Royal & Dumaine HawaiiansRouses Stage
Sat 12 April 201415:30Windsor Court Hotel presents Hot Club of New OrleansRouses Stage
Sat 12 April 201412:30Somethin' Else Cafe presents Babineaux Sisters BandChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201413:45Dance LessonChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201414:00Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products presents Lost Bayou RamblersChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201415:15Dance LessonChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201415:45Jesters and Toulouse Royale present Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco KrushChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201417:30NOLA Motorsports Park presents Sean Ardoin-n-ZydekoolChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201419:30Chevron Evening Concert Series presents Roddie Romero & the Hub City AllstarsChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sat 12 April 201417:30Jerry Embree's Jazzman BandBattle of the Bands
Sat 12 April 201417:30The Original Pin Stripe Jazz BandBattle of the Bands
Sat 12 April 201417:30Sweet Substitute Jazz Band The Original Pin Stripe Jazz Band & Jerry Embree's Jazzman BandBattle of the Bands
Sun 13 April 201410:30NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00Ben Polcer and the GrindersFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:15NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:45Friends of the Dew Drop present Tuba SkinnyFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:00NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:30Ray & Tobi Carter present Linnzi ZaorskiFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:45NOLA Jitterbugs Traditional Jazz Dance LessonFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201416:15Pet Care Center of New Orleans presents New Orleans MoonshinersFrench Market Traditional Jazz Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00New Orleans Classic Jazz OrchestraWhere Y'at Magazine Stage
Sun 13 April 201413:15Windsor Court Hotel presents John Royen's New Orleans RhythmWhere Y'at Magazine Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:30Fritzel's presents Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz BandWhere Y'at Magazine Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00Kat Walker Jazz BandKids' Stage presented by Tulane Hospital for Children
Sun 13 April 201413:00Funny Bones Comedy Improv for KidsKids' Stage presented by Tulane Hospital for Children
Sun 13 April 201414:00Red Wolf Brass BandKids' Stage presented by Tulane Hospital for Children
Sun 13 April 201414:00Jason Rhein & FriendsKids' Stage presented by Tulane Hospital for Children
Sun 13 April 201416:00Johnette DowningKids' Stage presented by Tulane Hospital for Children
Sun 13 April 201411:00Greater New Orleans Youth OrchestraClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sun 13 April 201412:30Jee Yeoun KoClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sun 13 April 201414:00Windsor Court Hotel presents Harpist Rachel Van VoorheesClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sun 13 April 201415:30Thomas Kientz and Amy PfrimmerClassical Music Stage sponsored by the Brown Foundaton
Sun 13 April 201411:00The Friendly TravelersAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:30Rodrigue Studios presents I'voire SpectacleAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:00Joey Piel NOLA Lending Group presents Susan CowsillAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:15Friend of Festival presents Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New OrleansAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sun 13 April 201416:30Mardi Gras Indian OrchestraAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sun 13 April 201417:45Badine Land Limited presents Gina Brown & Anutha LevelAbsolut Louis-Louis Pavilion Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00Superior Energy presents Casa Samba ExtravaganzaGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:30The Ritz-Carlton presents Jeremy DavenportGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:00Acadian Ambulance presents Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster GentlemenGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:45Raising Cane's presents The New Orleans SuspectsGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sun 13 April 201417:15Badine Land Limited presents The IguanasGE Capital/Technology in NOLA Big River Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents Don Jamison Heritage School Of MusicHarrah's Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:15Bamboula 2014Harrah's Stage
Sun 13 April 201413:30The Hyatt Regency presents Anais St. JohnHarrah's Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:00Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights presents Young Reliance Brass BandHarrah's Stage
Sun 13 April 201416:30Sylvain presents Miss Sophie LeeHarrah's Stage
Sun 13 April 201418:00Dancing at Dusk with the Tom Saunders and the TomcatsHarrah's Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00The Idlewild String ConfederationWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:30Ingrid LuciaWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:00Buffa's Bar & Restaurant presents Los Po-Boy-CitosWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:45Creole String BeansWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sun 13 April 201417:30Astral ProjectWWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00Lillian Boutté & Gumbo ZaireAbita Beer Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:45Pat O'Brien's presents The Bucktown All-StarsAbita Beer Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:15Donald Harrison Jr. with Special appearance by Tipitina's InternsAbita Beer Stage
Sun 13 April 201416:00King Krebs & Jurgens presents Little Freddie KingAbita Beer Stage
Sun 13 April 201417:30Felipe's Taqueria presents Raw Oyster CultAbita Beer Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:00International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF)House of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sun 13 April 201412:30The Mercy BrothersHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sun 13 April 201415:00Mia BordersHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sun 13 April 201417:30Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco HellraisersHouse of Blues Stage in the Voodoo Garden
Sun 13 April 201411:15Andrew Hall's Society Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sun 13 April 201412:45Zapp's Potato Chips presents Storyville Stompers Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sun 13 April 201414:15Ellen McKinney presents Treme Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sun 13 April 201416:00Orleans Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sun 13 April 201417:45Sheraton New Orleans presents Hot 8 Brass BandPopeyes Barracks St. Brass Band Jam with OffBeat Magazine
Sun 13 April 201411:15Crescent Decal Specialist presents Kid Simmons New Orleans Jazz BandNOLA Defender Stage
Sun 13 April 201413:30The Gumbo Shop presents Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Legacy BandNOLA Defender Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:45Carl LeBlancNOLA Defender Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:15James AndrewsCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:45Spotted Cat Music Club presents Meschiya Lake and the Little Big HornsCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:15Meyer the Hatter presents Leroy Jones & New Orleans' FinestCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:45Paddison Builders Herman Herman & Katz and Dr. James Riser present Leif Pedersen's 1944 Big BandCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sun 13 April 201417:15Whole Foods Market presents The Uptown Jazz OrchestraCapital One Bank Jackson Square Stage
Sun 13 April 201411:30Cafe Beignet presents Paulin Brothers Jazz BandRick's 315 Stage
Sun 13 April 201413:45Rhodes Spedale & Cool BreezeRick's 315 Stage
Sun 13 April 201416:00Orange Kellin's New Orleans Deluxe OrchestraRick's 315 Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:00Gregg Stafford and the Jazz HoundsPreservation Hall Stage
Sun 13 April 201413:00Jeffrey Hills and the Survivors Brass BandPreservation Hall Stage
Sun 13 April 201414:00Kevin Louis and the St. Peter Street Jazz BandPreservation Hall Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:00Mari Watanabe and her Chosen Few Jazz BandPreservation Hall Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:00The BelieversBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201412:45Scoots NOLA presents Peter NovelliBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201413:30John FohlBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201414:15Nasimiyu Murumba BandBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201415:00Alexis and the SamuraiBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201415:45Daria and the Hip DropsBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201416:30Kristin DiableBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201417:15Baby BeeBMI Songwriter Stage at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Sun 13 April 201412:00Rich LookCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sun 13 April 201413:00Norbert Slama TrioCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sun 13 April 201414:00Joe Cabral TrioCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sun 13 April 201415:00Hot Stuff Featuring Becky AllenCabaret Stage presented by the Hotel Monteleone
Sun 13 April 201412:00Razzle Dazzle presents Helen Gillet's Wazozo ZorchestraRouses Stage
Sun 13 April 201413:45La Divina presents HarmonoucheRouses Stage
Sun 13 April 201415:30Big Green LLC presents Jimmy RobinsonRouses Stage
Sun 13 April 201412:00Jerome Gatius New Orleans Big Four (France)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sun 13 April 201413:30Fats Jazz Cats (Germany)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sun 13 April 201415:15Pontchartrain Owls (International)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sun 13 April 201416:45Magnolia Brass Band (Canada)International Stage at Dutch Alley
Sun 13 April 201412:30Les Freres MichotChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sun 13 April 201413:30Dance LessonChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sun 13 April 201414:00Sunpie & the Louisiana SunspotsChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sun 13 April 201415:00Dance LessonChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sun 13 April 201415:30Sheraton New Orleans presents FeufolletChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sun 13 April 201417:30Patrick Gros CPA APAC presents Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco TwistersChevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Sun 13 April 201414:30Red Hot Jazz Revue with the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Jass BandIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sun 13 April 201417:00Colin LakeIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Sun 13 April 201419:00Glen David AndrewsIrvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta

what do you think of this years lineup?

Official lineup Page for the FQF.

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The 2013 lineup was as follows:

Venue

2013 French Quarter map

2013 French Quarter map

Music performances take place throughout the French Quarter in various venues and also on outdoor stages (20+ of them) spotted around various parks including Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Bienville Street, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint.

Food

There is a HUGE amount of food vendors at the French Quarter Music Festival this coming year. Some vendors have had their ‘spot’ for 10+ years serving up the same dishes! Along with the street vendors are the 65+ participating restaurants that serve up cuisines from around the world also known as the ‘Worlds largest jazz brunch!’.

crawfish and goat cheese crepes

crawfish and goat cheese crepes

Festival favourites include: crawfish and goat cheese crepes, cochon de lait po-boys, crawfish bisque, Oysters Bonne Femme. Make sure to visit some of the areas best restuarants to get your tastebuds going; a couple of my favourites: Antoine’sDesire Oyster Bar, Galatoire’s & G W Fins.

A selection of the food menu:

Antoine’s
Vendor Since 2007
$6
Demi Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce
Oysters Bonne Femme
Shrimp Regua
Bombay Club 
Vendor Since 2002
Beef Brisket Sandwich $7
Gulf Seafood Escabeche $7
Chocolate Chip Cookies $5
Court of Two Sisters 
Vendor Since 1984
Crawfish Louise $6
Turtle Soup $5
Crépes à la Cart 
Vendor Since 2007
Crépe with Shrimp and Tasso Cream Sauce $7
Black & Gold (Nutella & Banana) Crépe $6
Nutella Crépe $5
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse 
Vendor Since 2011
$7
Prime Beef Debris Po-Boy (Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse)
Bourbon BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy (Bourbon House)

If you’re on a bit of a budget you could visit the FrenchQuarter.com page on ‘Cheap Eats’ which I discovered from a good ol’ google search!

Tickets

The festival is FREE and there are no tickets. Easy.

Flights & Transportation

The nearest international airport to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and is located roughly 14 miles (22.5 KM) from the venue, it normally takes between 15-25 minutes to travel from the airport to the festival dependent on traffic and the route taken. You’ll be able to get a taxi and it will likely cost you around $20.

To get the best flight deals I would use SkyScanner as they take 0% commission and are rarely beaten on price. Feel free to do a quick check on prices using their official flight checker below (note: Results will open in a new browser window so you won’t leave this page  8-) ):

Additional transport info and a map of this festivals location can be found in the tabbed ‘Map & Transport Hubs‘ section below.

Hotels & Accommodation

The cheapest accommodation options I could find in and around New Orleans, Louisiana during festival period (mid April 2014) are shown below:

*** Prices will rise the closer you get to the festival dates so book early and avoid disappointment… ***

Hotels Combined

For a full list of good hotels to stay in during the festival period I would highly recommend visiting Hotels.com – New Orleans Page for more hotels.

If you are on a super shoe-string budget then search HostelWorld and get a bed in a hostel for as little as $17.50! - (Private rooms often $29.80)

Note that there is NO OFFICIAL TENT CAMPING at the French Quarter Festival this year. However, you are allowed to ‘camp’ in your RV or Motorhome at the nearby New Orleans West KOA it seems to be a popular camp-site according to the numerous 5-star reviews at TripAdvisor.

Interview

We currently have not been able to interview anybody at the French Quarter Festival, if you work for the festival and would like to answer a few questions for this section of your listing, please contact me so that we can get something arranged, thank you.

Outside of the Festival

If you’re coming from far and wide to attend next years festival then make sure you give yourself ample time to explore outside of the festival grounds as New Orleans is a gem of a city with many things to see and do. Obviously the city is renowned for it’s music culture as we all know, but did you know that it’s home to Antoine’s, the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Louisiana (est. 1840), or that the name “Uncle Sam” was coined on the wharfs of New Orleans before Louisiana was a U.S. territory — goods labeled “U.S.” were said to be from “Uncle Sam.” and that the card game Poker was invented here back in the early 1700′s. Read some more interesting facts about New Orleans here and here if you’re interested.

If you have any questions or need more information on this festival then please leave a comment below. NB. You will also find tabs below which display photo gallerieslive festival newstransport information etc – make sure you check them out before you leave and visit again soon as festival pages are being continually updated with new info!!

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Post last updated by Paul Thomson on April 30, 2014
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