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Photo highlights from Day 1 of French Quarter Fest

Fri, 04/07/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make French Quarter Fest special. Check out some highlights from Day 1 from photographers Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee and Eli Mergel below!  Read more

5 things to know for 4/7-4/13

Thu, 04/06/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) French Quarter Fest is here! Beautiful weather is forecasted for the entire festival weekend and WWOZ is on hand broadcasting live from the Jack Daniels Stage on Friday and Saturday with artists like Panorama Jazz Band, Meschiya Lake, Corey Henry's Treme Funktet, The Sou... Read more

Colin Lake: French Quarter Fest preview

Thu, 04/06/17
French Quarter Fest returns April 6-9 and WWOZ will again be on hand for Friday and Saturday live broadcasting some of the best acts from the largest free musical festival in the United States. Tune in at 3:45p this Saturday to hear a live set from Colin Lake. See our whole... Read more

Instant Opus

Wed, 04/05/17
    Hey Friends,            Stopped by the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) Monday April 3, and checked out a show that was part of Instant Opus, a weekly series of improvisation and sonic communication. The Hi Ho already has the Blue Grass Pickin Party so this continues t... Read more

New music spotlight: David L. Harris

Tue, 04/04/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Trombone player, vocalist, and composer David L. Harris opens up with his debut solo album entitled Blues I Felt combining his "old-school leanings" towards traditional jazz with his sultry interpretation of blues and modern jazz. With the help of Shea Pierre (piano), Jasen... Read more

'Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music' at French Quarter Fest

Mon, 04/03/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Catch a break from the sun at The Louisiana State Museum at the Old U.S. Mint during French Quarter Fest. They'll be hosting a free lecture series on Louisiana music on Saturday and Sunday on the third floor. The Old U.S. Mint is located at 400 Esplanade Ave. and has two st... Read more

David Torkanowsky: Piano Night special feature

Mon, 04/03/17
WWOZ Piano Night is coming Monday, May 1! The 29th edition of Piano Night is subtitled "Back to the Roots" and for good reason. This Piano Night will be a return to the original concept: solo pianists, playing one at a time on the main stage at the House of Blues. Tickets a... Read more

Films at French Quarter Fest 2017

Sun, 04/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre will host the Film Festival portion of French Quarter Festival this year with another stellar lineup of films that are free and open to the public. The Theatre is located at 616 St. Peter. Full schedule with film synopses: Friday, April 7 1... Read more

French Quarter Fest preview: Muevelo

Sun, 04/02/17
French Quarter Fest returns April 6-9 and WWOZ will again be on hand for Friday and Saturday live broadcasting some of the best acts from the largest free musical festival in the United States. Tune in at 12:30p this Saturday to hear a live set from Muevelo, "New Orleans' n... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/31/17

Sat, 04/01/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Way Back Home    Jr. Walker & The All Stars    03:40    Rainbow Funk 2    Who Is He    Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir    04:26    Oh, Say Can You See 3    The Best You Can    Bill Withers    02:24    Making Music 4    Let the Water Run Dry (feat. Ken Boothe)    Inn... Read more

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