Tuesday, February 23, 2010

French Quarter Festival announces initial music line-up for 2010

The French Quarter Festival announces its preliminary line-up of music, food vendors and more…

Mark your calendar 
April 9 - 11, 2010

The award-winning French Quarter Festival is Louisiana's largest free music event, a three-day local music showcase scattered throughout the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. There are music performances on 17 stages. The community festival also features the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch," which are the festival food booths operated by nearly 60 local chefs and restaurants throughout the festival weekend.


Big Sam's Funky Nation - Soul Rebels - 101 Runners - Honey Island Swamp Band - Connie Jones & the FQF All-Stars - Ingrid Lucia - ZydePunks - Shamarr Allen - The Revivalists - Mark Stone Band - Coco Robicheaux - Waylon Thibodeaux - Ensemble Fatien - Russell Batiste & Friends Featuring Jason Neville - Audacity Brass band - Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives - Dukes Of Dixieland - Glen David Andrews - Banu Gibson - Lionel Ferbos and the Louisiana Shakers - Margie Perez - Miss Sophie Lee - Lost Bayou Ramblers - Cullen Landry & Midnight Streetcar - Freddy Omar - Irene Sage - Derrick Freeman & Smokers World - Bone Tone - Original Hurricane Brass Band - J' Monque D Blues Band with Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians -TBC Brass Band - The Victory Belles - Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes - the Jimmy Thibodeaux Band - J. J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts - Steve Pistorius and his Southern Syncopators - Tornado Brass Band - Liberty Hall Stompers - Dan Venhettes & The Hot Shots – AND MORE!

Bonerama - Anders Osborne - Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers - Irvin Mayfield & NOJO All-stars - Little Freddie King Band - Rebirth Brass band - Christian Serpas & Ghost Town - The Tin Men - Ovi G & the Froggies –Otra - E.O.E. - Talented Music Students of McDonogh # 35 and Warren Easton H.S. - Storyville Stompers - Onward Brass Band - Kora Konnection - Young Fellas - Baby Boyz Brass Band - Tim Laughlin - Wiseguys -Wanda Rouzan - The Ronnie Kole Show - Charmaine Neville - The Nobles - Creole String Beans - Groove Sect - Los Po-Boy-Citos - Soul Project - Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band - Les Freres Michot - Cedric Watson - Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse - Sean Ardoin and R.O.G.K. - Heritage School of Music - Bamboola 2000 - Anais St John - The Cotton Mouth Kings - Amy Trail - Lynn Drury - Micah Mckee - Charlie Oxford - Andrew Duhon - John Michael Rouchell - Zazou City - Hot Club of New Orleans - Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz - Tom McDermott & his Jazz Hellions - Bruce O'Neil & the Hard Working Jazz Band - Lisa Lynn - Orange Kellin's New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra - Lars Edegran's New Orleans Jazz Band - Some Like it Hot - Rhodes Spedale & Jazz From Congo Square - The Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band - New Orleans Jazz Vipers - James Andrews - Loose Marbles - Dan Venhettes & The Hot Shots - Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band - Opera on Tap - Crescent Woodwind Quintet - Rachel Van Voorhees - John Rankin – Ayla Miller - Talented Music Students of New Orleans Public Schools - Young New Orleans Traditional Brass Band - Young Sounds of Houston - Red Hot Brass Band - Zohar Isreal Free Spirit Network - AND MORE!

The Radiators - Joe Krown Trio - Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue - The Bucktown All-Stars - Wild Magnolias - Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – Rockin' Doopsie Jr - Sunpie - Friendly Travelers - Susan Cowsill & Friends - John Boutte & Paul Sanchez - Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys - Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes - Luke Winslow-King - U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp - Society Brass Band - Treme Brass Band - I'voire Spectacle - New Orleans Nightcrawlers - Loose Marbles - Panorama Jazz Band - the Pfister Sisters - Leif Pedersen's 1944 Big Band - Jeremy Davenport - Washboard Chaz Blues Trio - "Big Al" Carson & the Blues Masters - Sasha Masakowski and Musical Playground - Ole Man River Band - Acoustic Swiftness - Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue - Astral Project - Jonno & Bayou Seville - PorcheVide Playboys - Chubby Carrier - Heritage School of Music - Davy Mooney - Cindy Scott - John Autin - Matt Lemmler Quartet - Dancing at Dusk with Rocky's Hot Fox Trot Orchestra - Dana Abbott - Ruby Rendrag - Karen Waldrup - Kristin Diable - Jim McCormick - Jimmy Robinson – Wazozo - Kid Simmons New Orleans Jazz Band - Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders - Duke Heitger's New Orleans Wanderers - Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road - The Last Straws - The New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra - Leroy Jones and New Orleans Finest - The Tom Sancton New Orleans Quintet - Jane Harvey Brown - Linnzi Zaorski & Delta Royal - Rick Trolsen & the New Orleans Po Boys – Tornado Brass Band - New Orleans Moonshiners - Doc Houlind Jazz Band - Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band - Songs of Paul Robeson Ensemble - The Frenchmen String Quartet – GNOYO - U.S. Army Brass Quintet – AND MORE!
Acts are subject to change

The ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’ Offers Some of the Finest Food in the World 27th Anniversary Celebration.

The 2010 event will shatter that record by offering over 105 food and beverage booths from some of the city’s culinary elite. Over 105 food and beverage booths (list of concessionaires attached) located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint that make up the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch,” feature authentic local cuisines from the area’s finest restaurants including such festival favorites as Jambalaya, Crawfish Bread, Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Muffaletta, Crawfish Bisque, Hot Sausage Po-boys, Cajun Meat Pies, and more. Foodies will also enjoy Crawfish and Goat Cheese Crepes, Fish Tacos, White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding, and Praline Crème Brulee. In addition to all of the wonderful food items, the festival offers an array of deliciously cool beverages including Abita Beer, frozen Southern Comfort cocktails, Fetzer wines, Coca-Cola products, Hurricanes, Margaritas, a wide assortment daiquiris, and Community Coffee. Most menu items range in price from $3 – $7 to keep the festival not only fun, but affordable.