French Quarter Fest ready to welcome revelers, show off new additions


Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 12 at 8:51 AM
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NEW ORLEANS - This year's French Quarter Festival is four days of food, music, crafts and good times, all over the French Quarter.

It's kicks off Thursday and every day at 11 a.m. and finishes up on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The WWL-TV Stage is packed with talent Thursday:

  • 12:30 p.m.: The Pfister Sisters
  • 11:00 a.m.: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • 2:00 p.m.: Charmaine Neville
  • 3:30 p.m.: Luther Kent & His Jazz Quartet
  • 5:00 p.m.: Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show

(Get the complete schedule of acts.)

Marci Schramm, the executive director of French Quarter Festival, Inc., gave WWL-TV an overview of the event.

She wanted to remind revelers that there are no outside beverages or coolers, large containers and glass bottles are not allowed on festival sites and pets are prohibited in festival areas.

Also, the French Quarter Festival Shuttle is running from a special Park and Ride site located on O'Keefe between Poydras and Canal. It's $10 for all-day parking and the shuffle offers free round-trip rides.

Check out the video to get the rest of Schramm's suggestions and log on to WWL-TV's Festivals and Events page for all that's happening around town!