Marci Schramm en Half-Million Expected To Flock To French Quarter Festival For 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 Inside the Arts: French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Nightingales Revue and World's Fairs Revisited <div><p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 32888 at 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