1. French Quarter Fest
French Quarter Fest is the largest music festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event attracts over 875,000 people annually.
The event was established in 1983 after the mayor of New Orleans appointed 9 business owners and one musician to come up with a new festival. The first edition of the fest was held the following year in 1984 and has since occurred annually with exceptions in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.
French Quarter Fest is dubbed the largest show of music of Louisiana in the world with hundreds of local musicians performing in over 20 stages throughout the old neighborhood of the French Quarter.
The genres performed include traditional and contemporary jazz to R&B, New Orleans funk, brass bands, folk, gospel, Latin, Zydeco, classical, cabaret, and international.
Quicks Facts About French Quarter Fest
- When: The festival is held in April Every year.
- How Long: The event lasts 3 days every year
- Where: The festival is hosted across the French Quarter Neighborhood of New Orleans