French Quarter Fest is one of the must-see music festivals in New Orleans. It's the largest free music festival in the entire South, with around 435,000 attendees last year. For 2009, FQF will encompass 18 stages and over 450 performers, with 250 hours of music!
WWOZ will broadcast many of these performances — from jazz and funk to roots and reggae — live from the new Southern Comfort "Esplanade in the Shade" stage at the Old U.S. Mint, so check out our broadcast schedule below and don't miss this amazing weekend of live New Orleans music!
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Soul Project|
|2:30 - 3:45 p.m.||Honey Island Swamp Band|
|4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Da Posse featuring Kevin O’Day, Reggie Scanlan, and Dave Malone|
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
|11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||The Revealers|
|4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Ingrid Lucia|
|5:45 - 7:00 p.m.||Astral Project|
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
|11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||The Creole Stringbeans|
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz|
|2:30 - 3:45 p.m.||Los Poboycitos|
|4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||E.O.E.|
|5:45 - 7:00 p.m.||Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias|
For more information and the complete schedule of performances and other new stage locations, visit the French Quarter Festival website, or go straight to the music schedule, where you can create your own customized schedule to print out.
The French Quarter Festival is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., a nonprofit organization that also produces Satchmo SummerFest in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December.
On April 16th at 1 p.m. jam/funk-rockers Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives will join us in our performance studio as part of the 'OZ Vibes in-studio live concert series. 'OZ Vibes is sponsored by The Transportation Revolution – The Home of Ducati, Triumph & Vespa New Orleans.
Blues singer Ingrid Lucia will perform live in WWOZ's performance studio on March 26 at 5 p.m. We'll be broadcasting her sultry voice live as part of our 'OZ Vibes live in-studio concert series, which is sponsored by The Transportation Revolution – The Home of Ducati, Triumph & Vespa New Orleans.
WWOZ brings you the sounds of South by Southwest! On Friday, March 20, we'll be broadcasting the Ponderosa Stomp Revue live from the Austin, Texas, music festival.
The lineup features:
7:00 p.m. - The Excels (Fort Worth, TX)
7:35 p.m. - The Elite (Fort Worth, TX)
8:05 p.m. - Eve & the Exiles (Austin, TX)
8:15 p.m. - Floyd Dakil Combo (Dallas, TX)
8:40 p.m. - Huelyn Duvall (Dallas, TX)
9:05 p.m. - Classie Ballou (Lake Charles, LA)
9:35 p.m. - Little Joe Washington (Houston, TX)
10:20 p.m. - Barbara Lynn (Beaumont, TX)
11:20 p.m. - Bo-Keys (Memphis, TN)
11:50 p.m. - Paul "Lil Buck" Sinegal (Lafayette, LA)
12:20 a.m. - Roy Head (Houston, TX)
1:05 a.m. - Silver Apples (New Orleans, LA)