New Orleans French Quarter Festival by Robin Murray

Posted on 4/10/2010 by Monica Yasher


Hi, I’m Robin Murray and I will be your Southern Correspondent for the New Orleans music scene. You can catch me here the second Saturday of every month!  I first fell in love with music at the age of twelve, when my parents gave me my first radio for Christmas. Since then, I have tweaked my musical interests to Blues and my friends call me the “Blueslady “.  I have traveled from New Orleans all the way up to Memphis, TN. I love doing photography for our local musicians. I developed this “hobby” as the years went by.  Now let me tell you where I will be this weekend. 

The New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl has attracted more visitors to this great city. The New Orleans 27th annual French Quarter Festival, April 9, 2010, through April 11, 2010, is no exception to the streets being flocked by tourists. This is one of the largest free concerts which starts in the French Quarter, right down to the banks of the Mississippi River. Attendance has been growing at rapid paces and is anticipated to be a record high this year.

Local Louisiana and New Orleans talent get their chance to shine in the lime light as this is their festival. There is everything from Blues, Jazz, Zydeco, Cajun, and Brass Bands.  And, this festival has become one of my favorites!  I can put my folding chair right near the river with the breeze blowing and the air full of music. A short distance away, Jackson Square is alive with music, as well as Preservation Hall, Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S Mint. It is anticipated that 250 hours of music by more than 150 musical performances on 17 stages will be available for your listening pleasure. More on my adventure in the days to come as I will be taking in more of the music that is only New Orleans.

I hope to see you at one of the shows, at the following lineup of artists:

Friday, April 9th

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 Robichaux - 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 Bells - 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!

Saturday, April 10th

Bonerama - Anders Osborne - Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers - Irvin Mayfield & NOJO All-stars - Little Freddie King Band - Rebirth Brass band -John Mooney & Bluesianna - Christian Serapes & 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 McDermot & 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 - TORNADO BRASS BAND - Loose Marbles - Dan Venhettes & The Hot Shots - New Orleans Moonshiners - Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band - Opera on Tap - Crescent Woodwind Quintet - Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees - Guitarist John Rankin – Ayla Miller - Talented Music Students of New Orleans Public Schools - Young New Orleans - Traditional Brass Band - Young Sounds of Houston - Red Hots Brass Band - Zohar Isreal Free Spirit Network - AND MORE!

Sunday, April 11th

The Radiators - Joe Krown Trio with Walter Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste Jr. - Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue - The Bucktown All-stars - Wild Magnolias - Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – Rockin' Doopsie Jr - Sunpie - Friendly Travelers - Susan Cowsil & 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 Night Crawlers - 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 Trolson & 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!
For more detailed information on this festival, please visit FQFI.
To read about another great festival, check out one of Nighthawk's blues trips here!
Copyright © 2010 Copyright Robin Murray. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2010 Copyright Monica L. Yasher. All Rights Reserved.

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