We now know who will be performing at French Quarter Fest 2020. Today (2/4/2020) organizers announced the lineup for the popular free festival. They say French Quarter Festival will take place at Woldenberg Park and the French Quarter from April 16 to April 19. Over 280 bands will be performing on 25 stages this year. Altogether there will be over 1,500 musicians. Almost 40 acts will be performing at French Quarter Fest for the very first time. Among the artists making their French Quarter Festival debut are: French Follies Jazz Band, Rickie Lee Jones, Amigos do Samba, Givers, Da Truth Brass Band, Joy Clark, Make Music NOLA, and Gumbeaux Juice Feat. Ray Wimley & the Harbinger Project, Erika Flowers and DJ Nesby Phips.
Among some of the city’s favorite returning musicians are Tank and the Bangas, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas and the Hot 8 Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Naughty Professor, John Boutté, Joe Krown & Jason Ricci, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Amanda Shaw, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Charmaine Neville and many more.
Organizers had moved the festival later in April to avoid a possible conflict the NCAA Women’s Final Four.
“As one of the largest free music and food festivals in the United States, we always want to ensure our impact and footprint is in the best interest of the City and our French Quarter neighbors and businesses.”Emily Madero, CEO of FQFI
Last year about 825,000 people attended French Quarter Fest.