On Saturday, April 14, French Quarter Festival will celebrate the Tricentennial with fireworks on the Mississippi River immediately after the music ends on the Abita Beer Stage, at approximately 9pm.
Throughout its history, French Quarter Festival has been committed to featuring local artists. In a region with a wealth of talent, organizers introduce new artists to the lineup each year. In 2018, French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron welcomes more than 30 debuts. The list includes: singer/songwriter Amanda Ducorbier; Chocolate Milk – the New Orleans funk band that worked with Allen Toussaint, played backup on dozens of notable sessions, and released eight major-label albums; Zydeco-sensation Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble; and Cajun advocate, writer, and acclaimed musician Zachary Richard. Returning favorites include Cyril Neville, whose Swamp Funk is among the debuts, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Little Freddie King, recent Grammy-winners Lost Bayou Ramblers, and hundreds more! The complete music schedule is now available on the festival’s new website, frenchquarterfest.org. Fans can also download the app, produced in partnership with sponsor GE Digital