French Quarter Festival

Scoot
April 17, 2019 - 12:02 pm
French Quarter Fest 2019 attracted large crowds on a weekend with nearly perfect weather. With a minimal number of incidents, it is fair to say that this year’s French Quarter Fest was a huge success for both the city and those in attendance. If you were there for one or all of the days of the fest...
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Don Ames
April 14, 2019 - 9:49 am
Although the forecast called for severe weather overnight, nothing occurred to interfere with the French Quarter's biggest party of the year. Festival organizers say they were ready for anything but, luckily, the storms passed and the party will proceed as planned Sunday. Hours for the final day of...
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Don Ames
April 13, 2019 - 11:21 am
Although the forecast called for severe weather overnight, nothing occured to interfere with the French Quarter's biggest party of the year. Festival organizers say they were ready for anything but, luckily, the storms passed and the party will proceed as planned Sunday. Hours for the final day of...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:59 am
The largest showcase of Louisiana music begins today. French Quarter Festival opens mid-day with performances starting at 11 a.m. "With over 23 stages, we'll showcase more than 1,700 musicians," said French Quarter Festivals, Inc. President Emily Madero. This year, forty-three artists will make...
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Rob Davis Photography via French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Chris Miller
March 21, 2019 - 2:34 pm
The French Quarter Festival today announced final details of this year's spring fling. The April 11-14 event will bring a record number of debut acts among its 1,700 Louisiana musicians, organizers said. "This year we’re shaking things up with a new stage, more headliners, and recycling," said...
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Scoot
April 16, 2018 - 10:52 am
Have you ever noticed that sometimes great things result from great disappointments in life? You want something to turn out a certain way before life interrupts that, but you realize that what you thought was disappointing was actually the best thing that could have happened. And that’s what...
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Don Ames
April 13, 2018 - 11:05 am
Another busy weekend in the area, with some big festivals and a parade. And, they're not going to let a little Saturday rain spoil the fun. Only an electrical storm will put the French Quarter Festival on pause. "We have no intention of shutting down. We are a rain or shine event," says spokeswoman...
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Chris Miller
April 12, 2018 - 1:30 pm
A fuel spill on the Mississippi River fouled the water and the air as thousands filled Woldenberg Park on the New Orleans riverfront for French Quarter Festival. A strong petrochemical odor was noticeable in the park. The Coast Guard says a cargo ship hit a pier and spilled 4,200 gallons of diesel...
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Rob Davis Photography via French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Chris Miller
April 12, 2017 - 11:14 am
More than 700,000 people enjoyed French Quarter Festival 2017, festival organizers announced today. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. says attendance for the opening Thursday surged 60 percent -- that day featured Aaron Neville's French Quarter Fest debut. "Visitors came from around the world to join...
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