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Satchmo SummerFest Cuts to the Roots (VIDEO)


Satchmo SummerFest kicked off this morning. Local leaders and arts personalities gathered in front of the Old US Mint to celebrate the music festival’s start and honor it’s namesake, Louis Armstrong. City Councilm embers Jarred Brossett and Jason Williams joined festival director, Marci Schramm, to make remarks about the event and enjoy a performance by the Roots of Music.


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:


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock