New Orleans (February 13, 2013) – Save the date to celebrate French Quarter Festival’s 30th Anniversary – April 11th -14thin New Orleans. Known as the “largest free festival in the South,” and touted by leading tourism officials as the “kickoff to the festival season in New Orleans,” French Quarter Festival will present an exciting array of entertainment, including hours of live performances by local musicians, authentic New Orleans cuisine, and spectacular events over four full days.
Orleans’ most well-known musicians.Festival goers can savor upscale dining in a festival atmosphere at the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch” – a variety of authentic local cuisine from more than 60 critically acclaimed New Orleans restaurants. Some of the restaurants at festival include Antoine’s, Galatoire’s, Muriel’s, R’evolution, Jacques-i-mo’s, Boucherie, Crescent Pie and Sausage, GW Fins, Trey Yuen, K-Paul’s, Tujague’s, Praline Connection, and more
In an effort to promote the cultural heritage of the City of New Orleans and the Vieux Carré, French Quarter Festival presents the return of Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music. This addition will feature a new film series titled TimeCode:NOLA to be screened at the Louisiana State Museum’s OLD U.S. Mint. Both series focus on the creativity New Orleans has fostered in music and film through the use of storytelling and interactive discussions with musicians and filmmakers. These informative films will give insight to the local culture of our unique and ever evolving city. French Quarter
Festival also showcases other one-of-a-kind, family friendly special events, including free dance lessons from the NOLA Jitterbugs, two children’s areas exhibiting activities in nutrition, fitness, arts, culture, and history, Dancing at Dusk, Battle of Bands, Opera at Dusk, and much more!
Locals and early bird visitors are invited to the return of French Quarter Festival’s “Locals’ Lagniappe Day,” where locals can appreciate a full fourth day of music, food, and fun Thursday, April 11th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both the Riverfront Park and Jackson Square.
The 2013 French Quarter Festival will feature a special 30th Anniversary Gala, on April 11th at Antoine’s Restaurant. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (504) 522-5730. A portion of the proceeds from the Gala will benefit The Roots of Music (www.therootsofmusic.com).
Visit www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest or call (504) 522-5730 for more information about French Quarter Festival and other events produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc
French Quarter Festival is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (www.fqfi.org), the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which also produces Satchmo SummerFest in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. promotes the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.