The 32nd Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is April 9-12, 2015.
We'll be live broadcasting all performances from the Esplanade in the Shade stage during FQ Fest. Such a lineup!
Friday, April 10
11:00 – 12:15 Idlewild String Confederation
12:30-1:45 Neshia Ruffins & Young Franchise Band
2:00-3:30 John Mooney & Bluesiana
3:45- 5:15 Eric Lindell
5:30- 7:00 Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes
Saturday, April 11
11:00 -12:15 Mississippi Rail Company
12:30-1:45 Ingrid Lucia
2:00 - 3:30` Guitar Slim Jr.
3:45 – 5:15 The Tin Men
5:30 – 7:00 Los Otros
Sunday, April 12
11:00 – 12:15 The Bottom Up Blues Gang
12:30 – 1:45 Robin Barnes
2:00 – 3:30 Creole String Beans
3:45 – 5:15 Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers
5:30 – 7:00 Astral Project
11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. both days.
The eighth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival celebrates the many traditions that trace back to Congo Square - including brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians and the music from Africa, the Caribbean and the Gulf South.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Class Got Brass contest takes place Sunday.
WWOZ will broadcast from the festival on Sunday, March 22:
12:00 – 12:45 Moyuba featuring Michael Skinkus (recorded Saturday)
1:00 - 1:45 Africa Brass Band LIVE
2:00 – 2:30 Yissy Garcia from Cuba (recorded Saturday)
2:45- 3:30 Tank and The Bangas LIVE
4:45 – 5:45 Hot 8 Brass Band LIVE
6:00 – 7:30 Rebirth Brass Band LIVE
Complete Festival Lineup
Saturday, March 21
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Latin Drum Circle
12:00 to 12:45 pm Moyuba featuring Michael Skinkus
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm Culu & N'Kafu African Dance
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm Alexey Marti
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm Yissy Garcia from Cuba
2:15 pm to 2:30 pm Tekrema Dance Theater
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm Big Chief Smiley Ricks
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Battle of the Mardi Gras Indian featuring Fi Yi Yi and the Guardians of the Flame, plus DJ Truth Universal
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm Cha Wa
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm N'Fungola Sibo Dance Theater
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm The Wild Magnolias featuring Monk Boudreaux and Bo Dollis Jr.
Sunday, March 22
11:00 am to 12:00 pm African Drumming & Dance Circle
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Bamboula 2000
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm Nkiruka Drum and Dance Ensemble
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Africa Brass
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm Tank & da Bangas
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm CLASS GOT BRASS COMPETITION
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm Hot 8 Brass Band
5:45 pm to 6:00 pm Class Got Brass winners announcement
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Rebirth Brass Band
On Friday, March 13, we'll be ending the Spring Membership Drive in style! OZ is broadcasting live from Kermit's Mother In Law Lounge in the Tremé, and you're invited to join us. We'll bring the live music, WWOZ DJs and throw a party. You'll be able to come by and get your membership in person, or just hang out and enjoy the company.
We'll be at the club, at 1500 North Claiborne from 11am to 7pm. Check back closer to March 13th for a full list of performers and a schedule of the mayhem we're planning for our listeners!
Celebrate the 1-year Anniversary of Louisiana Music Factory and WWOZ's Swamp Shop on Frenchmen Street. We'll be doing a live broadcast from 12:30 to 6p. And check out this lineup!
1p - John Boutte
2p - Lost Bayou Ramblers
3p - Little Freddie King
4p - The Shotgun Jazz Band
5p - Eric Lindell
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present its 4th Annual Jazz Journey Tribute to Martin Luther King on Friday, January 16.
In concert will be Grammy-nominated South African R&B and gospel artist Jonathan Butler.
Also performing for Jazz Journey are The Nu Legends with New Orleans' own Nicholas Payton, Herlin Riley, Max Moran, David Torkanowsky and Donald Harrison.
Jazz Journey will be carried on Wwoz 90.7 FM and on the internet at wwoz.org, live from the Dillard University Memorial Chapel beginning at 7:15.
Several speakers will deliver comments on Dr. King's legacy in the context of current events.
6:00p: Doors open
6:30p: Martin Luther King Tribute program with speakers
7:30p: Dillard University Choir performs
7:45p: The Nu Legends perform
9:00p: Jonathan Butler performs