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Category: Major Events/Festivals

Start: Apr 21, 2022 12:00 AM

End: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 AM

French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA

Annual French Quarter Festival weekend!


French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron
Makes Triumphant Return to the Stage April 21 -24 

This is NOT a drill! French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, makes its official return to the stage April 21-24.

We invite you to reconnect with the flavors of regional cuisine from more than 50 local restaurants, dance to the beat of 265+ Louisiana acts on 20 stages, and enjoy special events that celebrate this unique city. The festival will operate from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day of the event. 
Festival organizers welcome the return of Chevron as Presenting Sponsor of both French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest. “Even though the event itself has been on hiatus the last two years, Chevron’s support of French Quarter Festival has never wavered,” said Leah Brown Public Affairs Manager, Chevron Gulf of Mexico. “Together, we funded local musicians and the gig community during COVID’s most difficult days. Now, we’re more excited than ever to see these legendary artists return to the stage. This year’s festival will be an opportunity to again support Louisiana musicians and businesses - and celebrate the Crescent City’s special culture, cuisine, and character. Chevron thanks the French Quarter Fest staff for their longstanding partnership and invites everyone to join us!” 
The FQFI staff has continued to work diligently to bring back this beloved event that has been missed by its growing community of fans, musicians, gig workers, sponsors and partners. Throughout this time the team has stayed in close communication with City, Health and Public Safety Officials and together are confident in the ability to produce a safe and joyful experience for all this year. “We have worked and waited patiently and now the countdown to our 2022 spring festival has officially begun,” said Emily Madero, President & CEO of FQFI. “We are returning strong with over 1,800 local musicians, more than 50 chefs and restaurants, new interactive fan experiences, and evening programming across the city. FQFI is proud to kick off the festival season in New Orleans with a truly authentic celebration and we welcome everyone to join us for an unforgettable four days.”

More than 265 Performances on
20 Stages
25+ debuts including Rickie Lee Jones, Chapel Heart Band and Vegas Cola Band 
We're returning to the stage with 265+ acts, including more than 25 debuts, across 20 stages throughout the historic French Quarter. Artists range from legends like Little Freddie King to emerging artists such as Trombone Shorty Academy's youth ensemble. Debuts include Rickie Lee Jones, Loose Cattle (led by Tony Award®-winner Michael Cerveris), The Lilli Lewis Project, Da Truth Brass Band, Gumbeaux Juice Feat. an All Star Lineup, Electric Yat Quartet, Notel Motel + more.

Returning favorites include Tank and the Bangas, John Boutté, Amanda Shaw, Bill Summers & Jazzalsa, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, and hundreds more. Attendees can experience Louisiana legends in the streets of the Quarter each night of festival, thanks to the Chevron Evening Concert Series, which returns in 2022 with Irma Thomas, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., Waterseed, and Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias at the Chevron Stage now in the Jax Brewery Lot. The GE Stage finds a new home in Jackson Square with an all-star lineup of New Orleans’ most respected artists and culture-bearers including Jeremy Davenport, Shannon Powell, Robin Barnes & the Fiyabirds, and James Andrews. The riverfront Abita Beer Stage brings four days of music including Sweet Crude, The Soul Rebels, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters. Artists on the Jack Daniel’s Stage in Canal Plaza include Alfred Banks w/ Sax Kix Ave, Erica Falls, and the Jamal Batiste Band. At the Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage, the lineup includes a Sunday morning Gospel performance from debut Zulu Gospel Choir. At the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, brass bands will be featured Friday-Sunday on the Louisiana Fish Fry Stage, and the WWL-TV Esplanade in the Shade Stage brings three days of music from crowd favorites like Tin Men and Sarah Quintana. The festival brings more music to the French Quarter neighborhood with the French Market Traditional Jazz Stage and Dutch Alley Stage located in the French Market District, the Café Beignet Stage at Musical Legends Park and Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, both at 300 Bourbon, the Jones Walker Songwriter Stage which returns to the outdoor courtyard at The Historic New Orleans Collection, and multiple street stages along Bourbon and Royal Streets.  
The complete schedule and updated festival app will be released late March. **Find the music lineup at frenchquarterfest.org.** 

French Quarter Fest After Dark
And the beat goes on!

French Quarter Fest expands your experience with new nightime programming Thursday - Saturday. French Quarter Fest After Dark is a curated series of performances and pop-up events to keep the good times rolling after the last festival stage closes. The official FQF After Dark Series will be held at different venues throughout the city. Stay tuned for more details on how to secure your spot to this premier series.
  • Thursday, April 21 FQF After Dark at Double Dealer
  • Friday, April 22 FQF After Dark at Three Keys at the ACE Hotel
  • Saturday, April 23 FQF After Dark at Hotel St. Vincent

Culinary Lineup includes 50+ Vendors  
Experience mouth-watering flavors from over 50 vendors across six food sites! The 2022 French Quarter Festival Culinary Lineup, sponsored by Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard, returns with New Orleans' most infamous dishes, as well as new takes on the classics and items that can only be found at the Fest.  
This year’s lineup includes delicious options from Vaucresson’s Sausage Co., Morrow’s, Miss Linda the Yakamein Lady, Ajun Cajun, Walker's BBQ and more. Don't miss some of our culinary debuts like Cocoa and Cream Cate Submit your event here

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