Our favorite festival of the year, the French Quarter Festival, has finally announced the music line-up for 2014!
From Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13, hundreds of local musicians will be playing on over a dozen stages set up across the Quarter. Judging from the list, this is going to be a year to remember.
Here are our favorite bands that will be playing:
Thursday, April 10
- Chris Owens
- Flow Tribe
- Preservation Hall Brass Band
Friday, April 11
- Dr. John and the Nite Trippers
- Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
- Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
- George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
- Rebirth Brass Band
Saturday, April 12
- Charmaine Neville
- Glen David Andrews
- Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse Revue
Sunday, April 13
- Hot 8 Brass Band
- Jeremy Davenport
- Raw Oyster Cult
- Storyville Stompers Brass Band
- Treme Brass Band
If you’ve never been to the French Quarter Festival, then it’s time to plan a trip. It’s one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the nation, and it doesn’t stop there. New Orleans’s best restaurants set up stations in Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the French Quarter, and they serve their favorite dishes and drinks. Most dishes cost $10 or less, and the selection is wide: Hurricanes, po-boys, red beans and rice, jambalaya – basically all the favorites.
The weekend of the festival will also include an art show on Pirate’s Alley, free tours of gardens and courtyards in many private French Quarter homes, and even fireworks over the Mississippi River.
Since French Quarter Festival all happens in, well, the French Quarter, our hotel has a distinct advantage. For our guests, it’s only a short walk to any of the stages where the musicians will be performing, as well as all the other festivities. Need a break? Walk five minutes back to your room and recharge. It’s that easy when you stay with us.
There’s still time to book a room for the weekend of French Quarter Fesetival, but you need to do it soon. Give us a call at 1-800-366-2743 or book your room online.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.
The dedicated and friendly staff of Hotel St. Marie will ensure you experience all of the best of New Orleans' many sights, sounds, and tastes.