Thursday FQF music

Alex McMurray , Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, Bag of Donuts, Banu Gibson, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Cupid and the Dance Party Express Band, DeJan’s Olympia Brass Band, Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans , Juju Child, Lisa Amos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas, New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects, Panorama Jazz Band, Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ Jubilee, Preservation All-Stars,Rechelle Cook and the Regeneration Band,Robin Barnes &  The  Fiyabirds, Sweet Crude , “Terrance “”Hollywood”” Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Irene Sage Band, The Pentones, The Quickening , T’Monde, Tuba Skinny

 

Main Stages – Thursday
Abita Beer Stage
  • The Irene Sage Band
    Presented by Original New Orleans Po-Boys
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • New Breed Brass Band
    Presented by New Orleans Social House
    12:35 pm – 1:50 pm
  • Sweet Crude
    Presented by Aloft New Orleans Downtown
    2:10 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
    Presented by YPO
    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Presented by Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
    5:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage
  • Juju Child
    Presented by GW Fins
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Alex McMurray
    Presented by Andrew & Rebecca Kelly
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • The Pentones
    Presented by F.E.S.S., Inc.
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Lisa Amos
    Presented by Councilmember Ramsey, District C with Harrah’s
    3:50 pm – 5:05 pm
  • Bag of Donuts
    Presented by Tropical Isle
    5:25 pm – 6:45 pm
GE Digital Big River Stage
  • Panorama Jazz Band
    Presented by Sal Borelli
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
    Presented by Sal Borelli
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • New Orleans Suspects
    Presented by Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
  • Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ Jubliee
    Presented by The Penthouse Club New Orleans
    3:30 pm – 4:55 pm
  • Cupid and the Dance Party Express Band
    5:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Jack Daniels Stage
  • Tuba Skinny
    Presented by Dew Drop Jazz Hall
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • The Quickening
    Presented by Event Producers
    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Deltaphonic featurinig Khris Royal
    Presented by Mid City Pizza
    2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory
    Presented by JAX and The Berger Company
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Rechelle Cook and the Regeneration Band
    Presented by Perkins A/C & Heating
    5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
  • T’Monde
    Presented by Toulouse Royale
    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas
    Presented by Windsor Court Hotel
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers
    Presented by Rolland Safe and Lock
    3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
    Chevron Evening Concert Series
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hilton Tricentennial Stage
  • Preservation Hall-Stars
    Presented by Lucky Dogs, Inc.
    11:15 am – 12:25 pm
  • Banu Gibson
    Presented by The Bombay Club
    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Fredy Omar con su Banda
    Presented by Jesters
    2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds
    Presented by Vinson Guard Service, Inc.
    3:50 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Terrance “Hollywood” Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
    Presented by The Derbes Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Read more about it:

http://www.offbeat.com/articles/fqfiq-french-quarter-festival-2018/

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Friday FQF music

 

Gypsy Elise, Jamal Batiste Band, James Andrews, Jamey St. Pierre & The Honeycreepers, Joe Krown, Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv, John Boutté, Jon Cleary, Kumasi, Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest, Louisiana’s LeRoux, Love Evolution, Luther Kent Quartet, Lynn Drury, Magnetic Ear, MainLine, Marc Stone, Mario Abney , Marshland, Meschiya Lake and the Little, Big Horns, Mia Borders, Naughty Professor, New Bumpers Jazz Band (France), New Orleans 4T’s (Japan), New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Party Gators (International), Red Hot Brass Band, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Sean Ardoin, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Smoke N Bones Stooges Brass Band, Thais Clark & her JAZZsters, The Catahoulas, The Crooked Vines, The Revealers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Water Seed, Waylon Thibodeaux Band, Yung Vul, Zachary Richard, Zena Moses & Rue Fiya, Zydeco Dance Lesson w/ Mary Burns.
To learn about each artist:
 http://www.offbeat.com/articles/fqfiq-french-quarter-festival-2018/
Main Stages – Friday
Abita Beer Stage
  • Mia Borders
    Presented by Friend of Fest
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Cha Wa
    Presented by The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
    12:35 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Louisiana’s LeRoux
    Presented by Zapp’s Potato Chips
    2:10 pm – 3:25 pm
  • Bonerama
    Presented by Patrick Gros, CPA, APAC
    3:45 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters
    Presented by Friend of Fest
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Chocolate Milk
    Presented by Pennington Lawson LLP
    7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Tropical Isle Hand </br> Grenade Stage
  • Marc Stone
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv
    Presented by ALT 92.3
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Love Evolution
    Presented by Windsor Court Hotel
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Joe Krown
    Presented by Ralph’s On the Park
    4:00 pm – 5:25 pm
  • Water Seed
    Presented by The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
    5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men
    Presented by Ruth’s Chris Steak House
    7:20 pm – 8:45 pm
GE Digital Big River Stage
  • Smoke N Bones
    Presented by Love at First Bite
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Marshland
    Presented by Crescent Bank
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Lynn Drury
    Presented by Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith
    2:00 pm – 3:25 pm
  • MainLine
    Presented by AOS Interior Environments
    3:45 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Bill Summers & Jazalsa
    Presented by AOS Interior Environments
    5:30 pm – 6:55 pm
  • Jon Cleary
    Presented by McLoughlin Family Foundation
    7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Jack Daniels Stage
  • The Catahoulas
    Presented by Sal Borelli
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Jamal Batiste Band
    Presented by Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
    Presented by Café Beignet
    2:00 pm – 3:25 pm
  • The Crooked Vines
    Presented by Gray Line
    3:45 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Naughty Professor
    Presented by Caballero & Adams Attorneys
    5:30 pm – 6:55 pm
  • Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
    Presented by Park First
    7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
  • Waylon Thibodeaux Band
    Presented by Voodoo Harley-Davidson
    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Dance Lesson
    Academy Sports + Outdoors
    1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
    Presented by Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Dance Lesson
    3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
    Presented by New Orleans Social House
    3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Sean Ardoin
    Presented by Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Zachary Richard
    Presented by Chevron Evening Concert Series
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hilton Tricentennial Stage
  • Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
    Presented by Spotted Cat Music Club
    11:15 am – 12:25 pm
  • Ellis Marsalis Quintet
    Presented by Court of Two Sisters
    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • John Boutté
    Presented by Linda & Mark Caplan
    2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest
    Presented by The Derbes Foundation
    3:50 pm – 5:00 pm
  • James Andrews
    Presented by Rolland Safe and Lock
    5:20 pm – 6:45 pm

Fri Update: Saturday FQF CANCELED!

🚨 Due to the threat of severe weather, French Quarter Festival officials announce that the event is cancelled on Saturday, April 14. Weather threats include damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes, and heavy rainfall. The festival will reopen for its final day on Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m.

The full cancellation includes all outdoor and indoor performances and special events. “Our first priority is the safety of our attendees, artists, chefs, and community,” said Emily Madero, President and CEO of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. “This difficult decision comes after meeting with weather and security officials. We will resume full operations on Sunday and look forward to a day of music, food, and culture!” 🚨

 

 

A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arséne DeLay, Al “Lil Fats” Jackson, Alexandra Scott, Alfred Banks w/Cool Nasty, Amanda Ducorbier, Amanda Shaw, Anaïs St. John, Andre Bohren, Arrowhead Jazz Band featuring Sam Kuslan, Babineaux Sisters Band, Basic Swing Dance Lesson w/ Crescent City Swing, Basic Swing Dance Lesson w/ NOLA Jitterbugs, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Brass-A-Holics, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Cajun Dance Lesson w/ Darrell Drucker, Charmaine Neville, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Chuck Credo IV, Cole Williams Band, Dancing Grounds, Dash Rip Rock, Davis Rogan, Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton, Dick Deluxe ,Dixie on My Mind (Japan), Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Edna Karr (Westbank), Egg Yolk Jubilee, Erica Falls, Funk Monkey, G and The Swingin’ Gypsies, George and Gerald French, Grayson Brockamp and the New Orleans Wildlife Band, Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees, Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra, Higher Heights Reggae Band, Homer A. Plessy Community School, Hot Rod Lincoln, Jack McLaughlin’s Oz Band (Australia), Jake Landry & Right Lane Bandits, Jamil Sharif, Jane Harvey Brown Traditional Jazz All Stars, Jazz & Charleston Dance Lesson w/ Nola chorus girls, John “Papa” Gros, John Rankin, Johnette Downing, Kettle Black, Kid Simmons Jazz Band, Kids & Family Yoga – Wild Lotus Yoga, Le ReBelles Dance Performance, Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band, Linnzi Zaorski, Little Freddie King, Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs, Luke Spurr Allen, Lulu and the Broadsides (feat. Dayna Kurtz), Luna Mora, Mari Watanabe’s Chosen Few Jazz Band, Mark Brooks, Mason Ruffner, Mike Harvey’s Hot CluB, Miss Sophie Lee, Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Naydja CoJoe, New Birth Brass Band, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys,On The Levee Band, Opera on Tap, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Otra, Papa Mali, Partner Charleston Dance Lesson w/ Dance Quarter, Patrice Fisher and Arpa, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, Paulin Brothers Jazz Band, Professor Craig Adams band, Rebirth Brass Band, Richard “Piano” Scott and Friends, Sexy Dex, Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band, Smitty Dees Brass Band, Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band, Soul Brass Band, Soul Project, St Peter Street Jazz Band, Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Sweet Olive String Band, TBC Brass Band, The DayWalkers, The Fortifiers, The Iguanas, The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band, The Last Straws, The Nayo Jones Experience, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins, The Zion Harmonizers, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions, Tricentennial High School Band (Citywide), Turnaround Arts Program/ReNew: Delores T. Aaron Middle School Brass Band, Tuxedo Jazz Band (Sweden), Valerie Sassyfras, Warren Easton, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Wendell Brunious, Zohar Israel & the Free Spirit Afro Caribbean Showcase, Zydeco Dance Lesson w/ Darrell Drucker, Zydefunk

To learn about each artist:
 http://www.offbeat.com/articles/fqfiq-french-quarter-festival-2018/
Main Stages – Saturday
Abita Beer Stage
  • Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias
    Presented by Omni Royal Orleans
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • The Iguanas
    Presented by Badine Land Limited
    12:35 pm – 1:50 pm
  • Brass-A-Holics
    Presented by Patrick Gros, CPA, APAC
    2:10 pm – 3:25 pm
  • Little Freddie King
    Presented by Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    3:45 pm – 5:05 pm
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
    Presented by The Leslie Fund
    5:25 pm – 6:45 pm
  • Rebirth Brass Band
    Presented by McLoughlin Family Foundation
    7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage
  • Christian Serpas & Ghost Town
    Presented by Schecter Guitars
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Al “Lil Fats” Jackson
    Presented by Toulouse Royale
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Hot Rod Lincoln
    Presented by JAX and The Berger Company
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Soul Project
    Presented by Hotel Provincial
    4:00 pm – 5:25 pm
  • Mason Ruffner
    Presented by GW Fins
    5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Otra
    Presented by Antares Technology Solutions
    7:20 pm – 8:45 pm
GE Digital Big River Stage
  • The Zion Harmonizers
    Presented by The Praline Connection
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show
    Presented by Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Cole Williams Band
    Presented by Libby and Mary Frances Fitzpatrick
    2:00 pm – 3:25 pm
  • Higher Heights Reggae Band
    Presented by Café Negril
    3:45 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles
    Presented by Patrick Gros, CPA, APAC
    5:30 pm – 6:55 pm
  • John “Papa” Gros
    Presented by Andrew & Rebecca Kelly
    7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Jack Daniels Stage
  • Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
    Presented by The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Amanda Ducorbier
    Presented by The Roosevelt Hotel
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Zydefunk
    2:00 pm – 3:25 pm
  • Dash Rip Rock
    Presented by Center Staging
    3:45 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Funk Monkey
    Presented by Manning’s Sport Bar & Grill
    5:30 pm – 6:55 pm
  • Erica Falls
    Presented by Southern Silkscreen
    7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
  • The DayWalkers
    Presented by New Orleans Social House
    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Dance Lesson
    1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
    Presented by French Market Corporation
    2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Dance Lesson
    3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Babineaux Sisters Band
    Presented by Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation
    3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots
    Presented by Omni Royal Orleans
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Shaw
    Presented by Chevron Evening Concert Series
    7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Hilton Tricentennial Stage
  • Tim Laughlin
    Presented by Galatoire’s Restaurant
    11:15 am – 12:25 pm
  • Wendell Brunious
    Presented by The Derbes Foundation
    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins
    Presented by Gootee Construction Inc.
    2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Charmaine Neville
    Presented by Corporate Realty
    3:50 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band
    Presented by Samuel Loudenslager
    5:20 pm – 6:45 pm

Sunday FQF music

A Celebration in Song, Adam Crochet, African Drumming, Singing, and Dancing with Seguenon Kone, Andrew Duhon, Andrew Hall’s Society  Brass Band, Andy J Forest Treeaux, Arrowhead Jazz Band featuring Sam Kuslan, Astral Project, Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, Bamboula 2000, Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz, Basic Swing Dance Lesson w/ Crescent City Swing, Basic Swing Dance Lesson w/ NOLA Jitterbugs, Beth Patterson, Blato Zlato, Bonsoir, Catin, Bucktown All-Stars, Cajun Dance Lesson w/ Darrell Drucker, Calvin Johnson and Native Son, Carl LeBlanc, Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires, Christien Bold & SoulSwing, Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders, Corey Henry &  the  Treme Funktet, Creole String Beans, Crescent City Swing, Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar Band featuring Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk, Dancing at Dusk with Tom Saunders and the Tomcats, Darcy Malone and The Tangle, Don Jamison Heritage School Of Music (Citywide), Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko and Friends, Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie, Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road, Garden District Band, Germaine Bazzle, Gina Brown & Anutha Level, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, Gregory Agid Quartet, Harmonouche, Honey Island Swamp Band, Hot Club of New Orleans, Hot Stuff featuring Becky Allen, James Martin Band, James Williams, Jeremy Davenport, John Royen’s New Orleans Rhythm Band, Johnny Sansone, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Jonathon Boogie Long, Kelcy Mae, Kids & Family Yoga – Wild Lotus Yoga, Kinfolk Brass Band, King James & The Special Men, KIPP Believe College Prep (Uptown)*, Landry Walker H.S. (Westbank), Lars Edegran and the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience, Lena Prima, Mahogany Brass Band, Martin Luther King High School  Marching  Band  (Lower 9th Ward ), Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters, Michael Watson, Mikhala “Jazz Muffin” Iversen, New Bumpers Jazz Band (France), NOCCA Jazz Ensemble  (Citywide), NOLA Chorus Girl Dance Performance, Ovi-G Froggies, Palmetto Bug Stompers, Papo y Son Mandao, Ponchartrain Owls (International), Raw Oyster Cult, Red Wolf Brass Band, Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group, Ricardo Pascal Orchestra, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Russell Batiste and Friends, Sam Price & the True Believers, Sarah Quintana & The Miss River Band, Shake Em’ Up Jazz Band, Shotgun Jazz Band, Sierra Green & The Soul Machine, Skitthegga Swing (Norway), Stephanie Jordan, Stone Rabbits, Storyville String Band featuring Seva Venet, Symphony Chorus of  New Orleans, Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires, The Albinas Prizgintas Quartet, The Dixie Cups, The Dukes Of Dixieland, The Joe Cabral Thrio, The Jones Sisters, The Mid-City Aces, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, The Pfister Sisters, The Smoking Time Jazz Club, The Tin Men, The Vettes, Them Ol’ Ghosts, Tom Fischer, Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band, Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony,Treme Brass Band,Vivaz,Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans, Zydeco Dance Lesson w/ Darrell Drucker
To learn about each artist:
 http://www.offbeat.com/articles/fqfiq-french-quarter-festival-2018/
Main Stages – Sunday
Abita Beer Stage
  • Cullen Landry & the Midnight Streetcar Band feat. Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
    Presented by Councilmember Ramsey, District C with Harrah’s
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Bucktown All-Stars
    Presented by Pat O’ Brien’s
    12:35 pm – 1:50 pm
  • The Dixie Cups
    Presented by Our Place Promotions
    2:10 pm – 3:25 pm
  • Raw Oyster Cult
    Presented by Southern Comfort
    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk
    Presented by McLoughlin Family Foundation
    5:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Tropical Isle Hand </br> Grenade Stage
  • The Jones Sisters
    11:00 am – 12:20 pm
  • Johnny Sansone
    Presented by Councilmember Brossett, District D with Harrah’s
    12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans
    Presented by NASH FM 106.1
    2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ovi-G Froggies
    3:50 pm – 5:05 pm
  • Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet
    Presented by WBOK 1230
    5:25 pm – 6:45 pm
GE Digital Big River Stage
  • Papo y Son Mandao
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • King James & The Special Men
    Presented by The Pontchartrain Hotel
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • The Vettes
    Presented by Cristy Cali
    2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
  • Russell Batiste and Friends
    Presented by Badine Land Limited
    3:30 pm – 4:55 pm
  • Honey Island Swamp Band
    Presented by Caballero & Adams Attorneys
    5:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Jack Daniels Stage
  • Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road
    Presented by Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    11:00 am – 12:10 pm
  • Sam Price & the True Believers
    Presented by Councilmember-at-Large Williams with Harrah’s
    12:30 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Darcy Malone and The Tangle
    Presented by AOS Interior Environments
    2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
  • Gina Brown & Anutha Level
    Presented by The Blood Center
    3:30 pm – 4:55 pm
  • Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
    Presented by Ericksen Krentel, LLP
    5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
  • The Mid-City Aces
    Presented by Kathleen & Edmund Schrenk
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Academy Sports+Outdoors Dance Lesson
    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Bonsoir, Catin
    Presented by Meyer The Hatter
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Academy Sports+Outdoors Dance Lesson
    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
    Presented by Windsor Court Hotel
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
    Presented by Chevron Evening Concert Series
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hilton Tricentennial Stage
  • Lena Prima
    Presented by The Bombay Club
    11:15 am – 12:25 pm
  • Jeremy Davenport
    Presented by Davenport Lounge
    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
    Presented by Limo Livery
    2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
  • The Dukes of Dixieland
    Presented by Steamboat Natchez
    3:50 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Stephanie Jordan
    Presented by Corporate Realty
    5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Save Our Sponge Concert Tonight

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On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Woodlands Conservancy will host a celebration of 17 years of the nonprofit land trust organization’s work to Save Our Sponge, the 800 plus acres of bottomland hardwood forest serving as a protective stormwater and wind barrier for the Greater New Orleans area.
The Patron Party begins at 6 p.m. with gourmet appetizers and spirits while listening to music by Harry Hardin’s Jazz Quartet and perusing an array of Silent Auction items. Patron Party admission includes VIP seating at the Save Our Sponge Concert and complimentary cocktails throughout the evening.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for guests arriving for the Save Our Sponge Concert. The SOS Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with Tom McDermott on the Steinway Grand Piano in the Concert Hall followed by Lost Bayou Ramblers.
Proceeds benefit Woodlands Conservancy, a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) land trust organization

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Okay. I promised myself I wouldn’t and yet here I am talking about the anniversary of 2005. But I’d like to be clear that I am just talking to my neighbors in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast. Not that I don’t appreciate you, my fellow Yankees and you Canadians and Westerners and your fierce concern for a fair shake for our city. I do, but I feel like I’ve spent these years talking to you about New Orleans and Louisiana and Mississippi and sharing the secret greatness of it with you and you either get it or you don’t. You either believe we matter or you don’t and there is nothing more I can say right now to help you understand. But I’ve had little time for my neighbors and pals here so this is for them because so many of them are downhearted and angry about the state of their place.
Now that we have the distance of time to raise our eyes and look about, it is very clear that we have lost a tremendous amount that is not going to return. My grandmother died in July of 2006, after returning in January to her remodeled and unfamiliar home. That home that her family had done their best to make right after dozens of trees fell on the property and one on the corner of her house. I am convinced she looked around her town for a bit and just said no thanks. I can understand that as many of my friends have packed up and moved away – for good most of them – because they are bitter or they are sad, so sad- or frightened by the real possibility of it happening again.
I wrote the next paragraph to friends in exile in December of 2005 (kept it in the email folder so named):
I know some of you have heard comments from some New Orleanians about your decision to not come back right now. Some people are acting badly about who is here now and who is not. I (and many others) understand why it is not feasible for some folks to come back right now. I think that it is very clear thinking to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and family, as well as doing what you must do to keep a job or children going.This is a frontier town right now, and not too pretty or easy. The ups and downs are dramatic and ongoing. I tell you, I would not be here either right now if my work did not depend on it. Having said that, I am glad I am here. I am glad because I can help with direct action, which is my thing, but if your thing is keeping the awareness up in other places, cool.I know each of you is doing the good work out therein the “normal” world. Thank you for that and please know all of us- whether on Esplanade Avenue or Main Street- are in this together.
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Some of those who received it replied with gratitude and promises to return and some did not reply at all. Some of those who didn’t reply returned soon and some never did. I was wrong a lot about who would stay away longest and who would return. You never can tell.
I don’t know what wind event or infrastructure collapse or political spite is coming for us next, but there is one thing that I do know: the cool and lovely fall IS coming and with it, second lines and festivals and outdoor movies and football and satsuma season and much more. And then it will be Carnival season and we will sit together on neutral grounds and laugh and sing and dance and shake our head in amazement that people work every day and shovel snow when they could be here. I’ll bike to the park and meet friends for a walk around the Big Lake or make plans to meet for drinks for “an hour” and still find we are still there 3 hours later laughing until we cry, wiping tears away with paper napkins. The server will smile and bring us more drinks and napkins, pleased with our fun. I’ll stand on a corner good-naturedly arguing politics with favored friends who I find walking their dog and when done, will go back to my car thinking how amazing they are.Stopping in a store near my house, I’ll have a looong chat with the shopkeeper and find we went to the same high school or that he is related to my next-door neighbor and neither of us will be that surprised by the many connections. Artist friends will touch me with their enthusiasm and talent, so open and loving to a world that rarely honors them. My mother will proudly show me all of the young bananas on her trees and ask me once again if I know of anyone who wants them-if not, can I just put them on the curb, cuz somebody will take them.And in doing all of this, we’ll get through it again. Hopefully without any evacuation scares or more oil spilling and then we’ll have had another season to catch our breath and keep rebuilding even as we watch more of why we want to rebuild slip away or be taken from us. And really, that knowledge of loss past and present and likely in the future does connect us and make the time together sweeter. It doesn’t always make it easier but makes you feel less alone or unsure. So I hope you don’t hide away this week or next; embrace the ragged and the unfinished or shake a fist or raise a finger at the profanely new and shiny. Who cares what the world says about us or about 2005 or the city since; all that matters is what we think, what we do and how we shape it. Take in all of it with the grace and humor that we are awarded at birth or as soon as we kill that first palmetto bug (and keep right on talking) and let’s just go sit at the river and visit and remember.