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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

French Quarter Fest Attendance Skyrockets, Organizers Say


With mild weather for much of the weekend and four full days of festin', French Quarter Fest's 2014 attendance rose by more than 150,000 people over last year, according to organizers. The 31st edition of the Fest boasted 733,000, which is a marked increase over last 2013's 560,000 people.


French Quarter Fest Finale

Photos from the Final Day of Festing



French Quarter Fest closed out Sunday with clear skies and sets from New Orleans favorites, including Susan Cowsill, Little Freddie King, Lillian Boutte and many more. Photographers William Copen and Daniel Paschall were on hand to capture the action on the stages and in the crowds.


Today in New Orleans 4.13.14


It’s the last day of French Quarter Festival, and local acts such as the Astral Project and Mia Borders are closing out the fest. Los Angeles rapper Kid Ink is performing at House of Blues. Happy Birthday to Cosimo Matassa, local R&B pioneer who turns 88 today. Now, more to do this Sunday.  


French Quarter Fest After Hours: 4.12.14


Once the fest is done, the party goes on 'til Sun. On Saturday night in the clubs, Better Than Ezra hosts a giant fundraiser at the House of Blues, brass bands head to Blue Nile and Tip's, while a pair of dance parties unfurl on St. Claude and in Mid-City. Peruse all of tonight's post-French Quarter Fest happenings:


French Quarter Fest Weather: 4.12.14


After sending off the week, French Quarter Festival returns for wily weekend Saturday. Today's schedule features Glen David Andrews, Walter Wolfman Washington, Original Pinettes Brass Band, The Dixie Cups and more. Best of all, the weather is predicted to cooperate.


French Quarter Fest Road Closures, Shuttle Info


French Quarter Festival presents a pile-up of music, food and fun offerings. But the weekend-long jam means parking will be at a premium. Luckily, the Fest's location and organization present several options for getting to the Quarter without a car.


French Quarter Fest Film with Timecode: NOLA


If you're looking for something new to try at the 30th edition of French Quarter Fest, skip the shrimp and gator sausage cheesecake and check out the inaugural Film Festival, presented by local filmmaking collective Timecode:NOLA. The documentary-heavy program features stories of local music culture, and a look at NOLA neighborhoods from the film fest organizers.


French Quarter Fest's Locals Lagniappe Day (PHOTOS)


by Daniel Paschall

Just like on Mardi Gras, New Orleans didn't let a little severe weather alert get in the way of one of the local biggest parties of the year on Thursday. French Quarter Fest's locals lagniappe day went on despite the heavy afternoon downpour. After the sun shined through, photographer Daniel Paschall was there to capture the good times rolling. Click through to view the results:


French Quarter Fest Picks: Saturday


We've had a couple days to roll into French Quarter Fest, but today is the main event. With all of the fete's stages belting out all day long and the weather nothing short of picturesque, Saturday is looking to be a prime day for cutting loose. Below, NoDef hand picks our festival selections for this fine Saturday:


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Mary Kilpatrick, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Kailyn Davillier, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham

Staff Writers

Kerem Ozkan, Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings

Elisabeth Morgan

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Robert, Daniel Paschall

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Deputy Managing Editor

M.D. Dupuy

Managing Editor

Stephen Babcock

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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