Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the producers of the French Quarter Festival have postponed the festival until the fall of 2020. The new dates for the festival will be Thursday, October 1st through Sunday, October 4th.
The French Quarter Festival is said to be the largest free music festival in the South, bringing thousands of music lovers to the Vieux Carre to listen to some of New Orleans' and Louisiana's best musicians, sample food from some of our finest restaurants, and peruse crafts and artwork from local artists and artisans.
The producers have put together a stellar lineup of musicians. Thursday's headliners include the Ellis Marsalis Quintet, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Friday's acts include Irma Thomas, known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Rickie Lee Jones making her French Quarter Fest debut, and the Dukes of Dixieland. Saturday brings Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses, Bonerama, Deacon John and the Ivories, and Dana & Tom's friend Wendell Brunious. And Sunday closes out the French Quarter Festival with Astral Project, John Boutte, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Rockin' Dopsie Jr, and the Washboard Chaz Trio. This may be the strongest FQF lineup in years.