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2017 French Quarter Festival Musical Lineup Announced

10:31 January 24, 2017
By: Staff

Press Release - French Quarter Festivals, Inc. proudly announces the musical lineup for the 34th Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron; a full schedule will be released in March. The event will take place April 6-9, 2017, and employ over 1,700 world class, local musicians. French Quarter Festival is the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world. See below for a list of artists performing at French Quarter Fest.

A * symbol denotes a French Quarter Festival debut.

Thursday, April 6
Aaron Neville *
Bag of Donuts 
Benny Grunch and the Bunch 
Big Easy Playboys
Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders
Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole *
Cha Wa
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band 
Darcy Malone and The Tangle
Dr. Michael White 
Ellis Marsalis 
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road
Ingrid Lucia 
Joe Krown 
John "Papa" Gros 
Lena Prima and Band
Love Evolution *
Mahogany Brass Band
Mia Borders 
Naughty Professor
PresHall Brass 
The PorterTrio 
The Whiskey Penguins 
Waylon Thibodeaux Band
Friday, April 7
Alexis & the Samurai
Amanda Shaw 
Audacity Brass Band
Banu Gibson and New Orleans Hot Jazz
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters *
Charmaine Neville 
Corey Henry's Treme Funktet 
Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar Band featuring Al "Carnival Time" Johnson 
Dayna Kurtz
Fredy Omar con su Banda 
G and The Swinging Three *
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
Gina Brown & Anutha Level
Higher Heights Band Revue featuring Zion Trinity, Raging Rebelz and Early Brooks, Jr.  
Hot Stuff featuring Becky Allen
Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans 
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Kid Merv and All That Jazz 
Lagniappe Brass Band
Leroy Jones' Original Hurricane Brass Band
Louisiana LeRoux *
Lynn Drury Band 
Marc Stone
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns 
Miss Sophie Lee 
Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles 
The Nayo Jones Experience * 
New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings
Organic Trio
Panorama Jazz Band 
Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Bounce Band featuring DJ Jubilee 
Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band
Storyville Stompers Brass Band
Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots 
Susan Cowsill
The Dixie Cups
The Mid-City Aces *
The Tin Men 
Tonya Boyd-Cannon *
Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
Tuba Skinny
Washboard Rodeo *
Saturday, April 8
Alex McMurray 
Andre Bohren
Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz
Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias
Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men *
Chris Ardoin & Nu Step 
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town
Colin Lake
Dash Rip Rock
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers 
Erica Falls
Gregory Agid Quartet *
Honey Island Swamp Band
Hot Rod Lincoln 
John Rankin
Kenneth Terry Jazz Band *
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
King James & The Special Men
Lars Edegran's New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience 
Lillian Boutté & Gumbo Zaire
Lost Bayou Ramblers 
Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs
Messy Cookers Jazz Band *
Naydja CoJoe
New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra 
New Orleans Moonshiners
New Orleans Nightcrawlers 
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys 
Orange Kellin's New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra
Perdido Jazz Band *
Players Ella and Louie Tribute Band 
Red Wolf Brass Band
Robin Barnes 
Roland Guerin
Shotgun Jazz Band
Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band
Sons of Jazz Brass Band
Soul Project NOLA
Soul Rebels
Sweet Cecilia 
Sweet Crude
Tank and The Bangas
Terrance "Hollywood" Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Thais Clark& her JAZZsters
The Asylum Chorus
The Dukes Of Dixieland 
The Iguanas 
The Mr. *
The New Orleans Po'Boys
The New Orleans Suspects 
The Original Pinettes Brass Band
The Pfister Sisters 
The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins
The Smoking Time Jazz Club
Tim Laughlin
Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions
Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Legacy Band
Treme Brass Band
Valerie Sassyfras *
Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters 
Water Seed Music
Wayne and Same Ol' 2-Step *
Sunday, April 9
Anaïs St. John
Andrew Hall's Society Brass Band 
Astral Project
Babineaux Sisters Band 
Bamboula 2000
Bill Summers & Jazalsa
Bucktown All-Stars
Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires
Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6
Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders
Cole Williams Band *
Corey Ledet
Creole String Beans
Dancing at Dusk with Tom Saunders and the Tomcats
Don Jamison Heritage School of Music
Garden District Band
Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees
James Andrews 
Jeremy Davenport
Joe Cabral Thrio 
John Boutté 
John Mooney and Bluesiana 
John Royen's New Orleans Rhythm Band
Kid Simmons Jazz Band
Kris Tokarski Band
Leif Pedersen's 1944 Big Band 
Leroy Jones & New Orleans' Finest
Linnzi Zaorski
Little Freddie King
Los Po-Boy-Citos
Magnetic Ear
Mason Ruffner
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
New Orleans Rhythm Devils
Ovi-G and the Froggies
Palmetto Bug Stompers
Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show
Raw Oyster Cult 
Red Hot Brass Band
Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters 
Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
Soul Brass Band *
Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators
Stooges Brass Band
The Friendly Travelers 
The Pentones *
T'Monde *

Tony Green and Gypsy Jazz 
Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
Wendell Brunious

French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., (FQFI) the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which also produces Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December.  FQFI's mission is to promote the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high-quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well-being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.  For more information about French Quarter Festivals, Inc. or any of these events, call (504) 522-5730 or visit www.fqfi.org.

Photo by Margot Landen

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