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Beignets, Beats, and Beyond at French Quarter Festival 2024

Hey Speakers!!! The French Quarter Festival is right around the corner! And When We Speak TV is gettin’ hyped just thinkin’ about it! We were there a few years back, and the energy is contagious!

French Quarter Festival

This year, the festival runs from April 11th to 14th, and let me just say, get ready to have your spirit lifted like a second line parasol in a hurricane! We’re talkin’ about four whole days of incredible music, mouthwatering food, and that unforgettable New Orleans culture that just makes you wanna shout, “Thank you, Lord!

Music to Make Your Soul Swoon

First things first, let’s talk tunes. Over 270 performances on 21 stages! Legendary Louisiana artists like Irma Thomas and Ivan Neville are gonna be gracing those stages with their magic, and there’s gonna be electrifying debuts from folks like Teedra Moses and DJ Kelly Green.

From brass bands that’ll make your feet itch to soulful ballads that’ll have you swaying like the Spanish moss, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re feelin’ a little more electric, head over to the brand new DJ Stage – it’s gonna be pulsing with beats all weekend long!

A Food Frenzy for Your Tastebuds

Now, let’s talk about food. Over 60 restaurants are gonna be dishing up their signature creations, so come hungry! We’re talkin’ about everything from iconic spots like Tujague’s to exciting newcomers that’ll tantalize your taste buds.

Don’t miss the new Culinary Stage presented by Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails. This is where you get to see culinary magic happen right before your eyes! You’ll also learn the stories behind these beloved New Orleans establishments. Now that’s what I call a soul-nourishing experience!

Fun for the Whole Family (and Your Inner Child)

The French Quarter Festival ain’t just about the grown folks. There’s a whole zone dedicated to our little ones! The Chevron Children’s STEM Zone and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Kids Stage are gonna be overflowing with live music and activities to keep those kiddos entertained.

And guess what? Aspiring young musicians can even showcase their talents on the Ernie’s Schoolhouse Stage. Talk about empowering the next generation of New Orleans’ cultural powerhouses! There’s even free dance lessons throughout the festival, so you can learn some fancy moves and let loose!

More Than Just a Party (But It’s Definitely a Party Too!)

This festival is about more than just jambalaya and jazz. It’s a celebration of New Orleans’ unique spirit and rich heritage. This year’s poster, designed by Monica Rose Kelly, is a beautiful tribute to the city’s powerful women musicians.

Going Green for a Greener Fest

French Quarter Festival is also committed to keeping things green. Their Geauxing Green program aims to reduce waste and make the festival more eco-friendly.

Be a Part of the Magic

The best part? The French Quarter Festival is completely free thanks to the support of generous sponsors and festival goers like you! You can help keep this incredible tradition alive by purchasing some festival swag, becoming a sponsor, or donating directly.

So, mark your calendars for April 11th-14th, let’s head down to the French Quarter and experience the magic together! When We Speak TV will be there to capture all the sights and sounds, so stay tuned! We’ll be bringing you the goosebumps, the grins, and the gumbo – everything that makes the French Quarter Festival an unforgettable experience!

French Quarter Festival 2024

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