As the 35th annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron approaches (April 12-15, 2018), French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly announces final details about the free homegrown festival. Attendees will experience music from 1,700 world-class, local musicians, food from the region’s favorite restaurants, and four days of unique special events.
French Quarter Festival 2018 is also an official Tricentennial event: The Tricentennial Homecoming Pavilion, sponsored by New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, will be located near the Jack Daniel’s Stage and open all four days of festival. In Jackson Square, Hilton will sponsor the Hilton Tricentennial Stagewith a four day lineup that includes John Boutté, Ellis Marsalis, and Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns. On Saturday, April 14, French Quarter Festival will celebrate the Tricentennial with fireworks on the Mississippi River immediately after the music ends on the Abita Beer Stage, at approximately 9pm.
“In 2018, as we reflect on our 35 year history, we are delighted to remain a locals’ favorite and proud of the significant economic impact we generate for New Orleans,” said Emily Madero, President & CEO of FQFI. “Though the festival has evolved from a small neighborhood event, we have remained committed to our mission to support the local culture and economy. As we celebrate this banner year, we are excited to bring a record number of musical debuts, fresh menu items, new partnerships, and unique experiences that will both honor our heritage and embrace our future.”
23 Stages, More than 30 New Artist Debuts
Music Schedule Now Available at frenchquarterfest.org!