This festival celebrates the music, food, and culture that is uniquely New Orleans. Even though headliners are brought in as crowd pleasers, it is the local and regional musicians who comprise the majority of the line up for both weekends. Memorable performances by the various Mardi Gras Indian tribes are scheduled throughout the festival as well.
Some of the fan food and drink favorites include: Crawfish Monica, Crawfish or Shrimp Bread, Muffalattas, hot Beignets, Café au Lait, Strawberry Lemonade, gelato, and so much more.
Prior to Jazz Fest is the French Quarter Festival on April 12-15th. This is the 34th year of French Quarter Fest, which also celebrates the music, food, and culture of the Crescent City. Live music fills the streets of the Quarter, as well as the bandstand in Jackson Square. Food vendors also line the Square.