The French Quarter Fest gets into full swing today starting at 10:00 am at the 100 block of Bourbon with a second line parade led by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers....strut on down to Jackson Square where the gates will open with a performance on stage by Pete Fountain!!!
TOP PICKS FOR FRIDAY!!Jackson Square - 11:00 am - Connie Jones and French Quarter Fest All Stars
Aquarium Plaza - 11: 15 am - Waylon Thibodeaux
Preservation Hall - 11:00 am - New Orleans Moon Shiners
Riverside C.O. - Leroy Jones Original Hurricane Brass Band
Esplanade Stage - 12:30 pm - Debauche
French Market- 1:15 pm - Palmetto Bug Stompers
Abita Stage - 1:45 pm - Irene Sage Band
Louis-Louis - 2:15 pm - Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review
Aquarium Plaza - 2:15 pm - Lost Bayou Ramblers
Aquarium Plaza - 4:00 pm - Bruce Daigrepoint Cajun Band
Louis-Louis - 5:30 pm - Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show
Esplanade Stage - 5:30 pm - Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
Aquarium Plaza - 5:45 pm - Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Abita Stage - 6:15 pm - Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
Louis-Louis - 7:30 pm - Glen David Andrew with special guest Amanda Shaw
Not on the French Quarter Fest Schedule...there's even more music!! Head on over to Le Petit Theatre at 616 St. Peter for their amazing Fest line-up!!
12:30pm - Pat Casey & The New Sound
1:45pm - Vaud & the Villains
3:00pm - E.company
4:15pm - John Michael Bradford and the Vibe
Now...don't just listen to me....there's loads more bands I didn't name, and lots of conflicts on my schedule...EAT, DRINK, ENJOY!!!! And click on the above link for a complete list of all the food, fun and events today and this weekend!!!
Looking for a day trip? Head on down to Pontchatoula for the Strawberry Festival....Strawberries galore, savory food, crafts and carnival rides!! One of the best fests in Louisiana...if you can't make it today...no worries, it's all weekend long!
And if you're looking for even more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire for all your music!!!
Have a good one until tomorrow!!!!!