2013 French Quarter Festival http://wwno.org en After French Quarter Fest: Classic And Contemporary Quarter Bars http://wwno.org/post/after-french-quarter-fest-classic-and-contemporary-quarter-bars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Partying at French Quarter Fest can be serious work. If you’re looking to take a break there’s few places better than one of the French Quarter’s classic bars — and there’s no shortage of them.</span></p><p class="p1">We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below, along with a couple of brand-new classics to add to the pantheon. Have some favorites of your own? Add them in the comments below and we’ll update the story.</p><p class="p1"><em><strong>Classic</strong></em></p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:55:32 +0000 Jason Saul 33225 at http://wwno.org PHOTOS: Friday At The French Quarter Festival http://wwno.org/post/photos-friday-french-quarter-festival <p>Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of the French Quarter yesterday for the second day of the 2013 French Quarter Festival.</p><p>It was a beautiful day, with cool breezes and a high that reached 73 degrees in the afternoon — in contrast to the heavy rain showers that came down for much of the day Thursday.</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:43:22 +0000 Jason Saul 33221 at http://wwno.org 2013 French Quarter Festival Schedule http://wwno.org/post/2013-french-quarter-festival-schedule <p>If you're headed out to the French Quarter Festival this weekend, it's about time you got your itinerary down. Take a look at what's when with the complete festival schedule, plus links at the bottom of the post to our complete festival coverage and a map of where's it's at when you get there.</p><p>Click on the schedule images to bring up larger versions.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/" target="_blank">2013 French Quarter Festival</a> starts Thursday, and runs through Sunday, April 14.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:56:33 +0000 Jason Saul 32981 at http://wwno.org FQF Playlist: The French Quarter in Song http://wwno.org/post/fqf-playlist-french-quarter-song <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 14px;">All kinds of music float through the French Quarter this weekend. The neighborhood is central to New Orleans music history and the lifeblood of performers today.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 14px;">Musicians spend so much time here, it’s no wonder French Quarter streets, sites and people gets celebrated in song.</span></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:27:10 +0000 Eve Troeh 33139 at http://wwno.org Between The Stages: Music History Sites To Visit During French Quarter Fest http://wwno.org/post/between-stages-music-history-sites-visit-during-french-quarter-fest <p>The French Quarter is alive with music this weekend as the 30th&nbsp;annual French Quarter Festival kicks into high gear.</p><p>Music has been central to the identity of New Orleans from the earliest years of the city's founding, and a casual stroll through the streets of the French Quarter will bring you past centuries of tangible music history.</p><p>While you're down in the Quarter for the Festival, or any time at all, make sure you don't miss these landmarks.</p><p><strong>J&amp;M Recording Studio</strong><br>840 North Rampart St. (corner of Dumaine)</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:57:06 +0000 Maureen McMurray 33136 at http://wwno.org Half-Million Expected To Flock To French Quarter Festival For 30th Anniversary http://wwno.org/post/half-million-expected-flock-french-quarter-festival-30th-anniversary <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Vieux<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Carré<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will become ground zero this week as the French Quarter Festival — the largest free music festival in the southeast — kicks off its </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary celebration with four days of music.</span></p><p>We sat down with Marci Schramm, the festival’s executive director, to learn more about what’s on tap for this year’s festivities.</p><p><strong>Highlights from the interview:</strong></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:17:57 +0000 Diane Mack 33053 at http://wwno.org Inside the Arts: French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Nightingales Revue and World's Fairs Revisited http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-french-quarter-festival-new-orleans-nightingales-revue-and-worlds-fairs-revisited <div><p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 32888 at http://wwno.org 2013 French Quarter Festival Traffic Advisory http://wwno.org/post/2013-french-quarter-festival-traffic-advisory <p>The New Orleans Police Department has released traffic restrictions for the 2013 French Quarter Festival. The Festival begins this Thursday, April 11, and lasts until Sunday, April 14.</p><p><strong><em>Throughout the Festival, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.</em></strong>, North Peters/Decatur Streets will be &nbsp;restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets necessitates the closure.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:16:57 +0000 Jason Saul 32813 at http://wwno.org 2013 French Quarter Festival Map http://wwno.org/post/2013-french-quarter-festival-map <p>Find out where it's all at this weekend with this map of the 2013 French Quarter Festival.</p><p>The map highlights music stages, bars and clubs with performances, and everything from food booths to restrooms to ATM locations. You can click on the map for a larger version, or <a href="http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/pdf/fqfi_map.pdf" target="_blank">download the map here</a>.</p><p>The French Quarter Festival begins this Thursday, April 11.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:01:18 +0000 Jason Saul 32809 at http://wwno.org