french quarter festival http://wwno.org en Crowds are Large for French Quarter Festival http://wwno.org/post/crowds-are-large-french-quarter-festival <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; The French Quarter Festival, a free four-day music festival centered in this city&#39;s historic center, is seeing what some long-time performers say are the largest crowds ever for a festival that&#39;s been around since the 1980s.</p><p>&quot;This is the biggest I&#39;ve seen it,&quot; jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones told the Times-Picayune&nbsp;after a midday set with one of his bands, New Orleans&#39; Finest.</p><p>Throngs of people packed the French Quarter and listened to music on 22 stages around the old city center.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:15:39 +0000 The Associated Press 8834 at http://wwno.org 2012 French Quarter Festival Opens Today! http://wwno.org/post/2012-french-quarter-festival-opens-today <p>It&nbsp;is billed as the&nbsp;largest free&nbsp;music festival in the South.&nbsp;&nbsp;Over a half-million people are expected in and around the&nbsp;Vieux Carré&nbsp;as the&nbsp;French Quarter Festival&nbsp;kicks-off four days of&nbsp;music, food and fun.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Diane Mack 8611 at http://wwno.org 2012 French Quarter Festival Music Schedule http://wwno.org/post/2012-french-quarter-festival-music-schedule <p>Stay on top of what you want to see before you even get to the French Quarter!</p><p>Click on the images to the left to view this weekend&#39;s music lineup, or download high-resolution .pdfs to print and take with you below.</p><p>And don&#39;t forget to come say hello! WWNO will be at the French Quarter Festival all weekend, in our booth right across Dectaur Street from Jackson Square. Drop by with questions, comments, concerns... or maybe even a complement or two! We&#39;d love to meet you!</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:22:35 +0000 WWNO Staff 8575 at http://wwno.org 2012 French Quarter Festival Map http://wwno.org/post/2012-french-quarter-festival-map <p>Find your way around the French Quarter Festival!</p><p>Click the image to the left for a large version of this year&#39;s&nbsp;FQF&nbsp;map, or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/pdf/fqfi_map.pdf" target="_blank">download a .pdf copy here</a>.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 02:27:59 +0000 WWNO Staff 8574 at http://wwno.org