Music plays a leading role in New Orleans, the city that brought jazz into the world. And while traditional jazz is revered here, New Orleans is tuned into all kinds of music expression. The calendar is dotted with music celebrations both epic and homespun. These festivals act as a kind of melodious Johnny Apple Seed, spreading the Gospel of New Orleans music to visitors from around the country and the world. Locals love them all, but French Quarter Fest, a free huzzah to homegrown musical talent, is a New Orleans favorite. Here is a list:. Meeting Planners.
50 years of musical celebration
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French Quarter Festival is April 8-11, 2021!
With the COVID pandemic continuing to evolve unpredictably—and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, including musicians, fans, participants, and staff—Jazz Fest will not occur this fall, as previously announced. This conclusion is made after much careful deliberation. It takes something truly momentous to interrupt a year New Orleans tradition as special as the Festival, but we feel strongly that the most prudent course right now is to allow more time for the situation to stabilize. We thank everyone for their patience as we have considered all of the matters necessary to making this difficult decision. We hope to see you there.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event has been cancelled. Please check the event website for details and updated information. This massive celebration highlights the food, music, art and culture of this beloved neighborhood. From the Riverfront all the way to Jackson Square guests can indulge in countless locals bites, live music performances, and special events and activities. Now in its 37th year, the French Quarter Festival takes place April The four-day festival showcases over musical acts across 20 stages throughout the French Quarter.