French Quarter Festival 2014Since we are located in the heart of the French Quarter, one of our favorite festivals of the year is French Quarter Festival! Not only is this fabulous four-day event completely FREE but it brings in some of the very best in music and food to the bustling heart of the city of New Orleans. French Quarter Fest 2014 kicks off Thursday, April 10th and lasts until Sunday, April 13th. Known as New Orleans’ largest free festival, French Quarter Fest is celebrating its 31st year of existence.

French Quarter Fest 2014: Music

Bigger and better than ever before, this year’s French Quarter Festival brings more than 80 musicians to 20 stages spread throughout the French Quarter. For the first time since 1987, the lineup includes a headlining appearance from legendary Dr. John.

Other top names from the French Quarter Fest 2014 lineup:

  • Lionel Ferbos and the Louisiana Shakers
  • Chris Owens
  • Irvin Mayfield & The Jazz Playhouse Revue
  • Tim Laughlin
  • Irma Thomas
  • Charmaine Neville
  • The Dukes of Dixieland
  • Donald Harrison, Jr.
  • The Ronnie Kole Show
  • Jeremy Davenport
  • Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, & Russell Batiste
  • The Dixie Cups
  • Blues Masters featuring “Big Al” Carson
  • Lena Prima
  • Dash Rip Rock
  • Astral Project
  • New Birth Brass Band
  • + Many, many more!

Check out the official French Quarter Fest lineup here.

French Quarter Fest 2014: Food

This year’s French Quarter Festival features more than 60 different food vendors, including Arnaud’s, Galatoire’s, and Restaurant R’evolution. The wide variety of food available will include plenty of local favorites like alligator sausage, po-boys, sno-balls and daiquiris.

Check out the full list of French Quarter Fest 2014 vendors here.

We’re thrilled to welcome all our guests one of the best weekends of the year. If you weren’t able to make a reservation in time, there’s always next year… We’re not going anywhere anytime soon!