new orleans hotels FRENCH QUARTER FEST - April 7-10, 2016

Gear up to celebrate the unique and vibrant culture of New Orleans’ French Quarter this upcoming spring! The 33rd Annual French Quarter Festival is just around the corner, boasting musicians, food, and tours all with FREE admission once again. Music

Twenty-three stages will be placed throughout the French Quarter during this four-day celebration, featuring over four hundred musical performances. Genres will include anything and everything: traditional and contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco, New Orleans funk, classical, swing, rock, and international sounds that will bring a smile to any music lover’s face. This year’s lineup includes:

Thursday, April 7

  • Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
  • Cha Wa
  • Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
  • Ellis Marsalis
  • Fredy Omar con su Banda
  • The Joe Krown Trio
  • John Boutte
  • Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
  • The Revelers
  • The Tin Men

    Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
  • James Andrews
  • Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band
  • Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
  • Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington and the Roadmasters
  • Waylon Thibodeaux Band

    Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Casa Samba Extravaganza
  • Charmaine Neville
  • Flow Tribe
  • Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
  • Little Freddie King
  • Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
  • New Breed Brass Band
  • New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra
  • The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
  • Tank and The Bangas

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

  • Brass-A-Holics
  • Chegadão
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Goat in the Road (Comedy Troupe)
  • Guitar Slim, Jr.
  • Guitarist John Rankin
  • Los Po-Boy-Citos
  • The Original Pinettes Brass Band
  • Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
  • Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band
  • Treme Brass Band

    And these are only a few of the artists performing throughout the weekend! See the festival's website for more details regarding lineups and schedules. Food

    More than sixty food and beverage booths will be scattered around the historic French Quarter, with prices ranging from $3-$11. Pat O’Brien’s Hurricanes, jambalaya, crawfish étouffée and other New Orleans classics will be available for purchase.

    Keep up with all vendor updates at French Quarter Fest's website. Special Events

    In addition to the incredible live music, this year will host some special events, including dance lessons, parades, art shows and talks with some of the biggest legends in NOLA music. Click here to see the special event schedule for this year. Official 2016 Poster by Isabelle Jacopin

    Every year the French Quarter Festival Team selects an official painting to represent the spirit and culture of the French Quarter. This year’s beautiful poster was painted by French Artist, Isabelle Jacopin. 2,000 Silkscreened prints are available starting at $50 each. Click here to get yours before they sell out!

    How to Get There

    French Quarter Fest is located throughout the New Orleans French Quarter. The French Quarter is accessible via car or public transportation, like the streetcar line. Many public parking lots will be open nearby with a daily parking fee, especially nearby local hotels or the river. Tickets

    Admission to French Quarter Fest is completely free!

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