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French Quarter Fest reveals 2020 lineup

Headlined by Tank and the Bangas, John Boutté , Amanda Shaw, Irma Thomas and the Hot 8 Brass Band.
Credit: FQFI

NEW ORLEANS — French Quarter Fest's line up for 2020 features a "Who's Who" of Louisiana musicians. 

Headlined by Tank and the Bangas, John Boutté , Amanda Shaw, Irma Thomas and the Hot 8 Brass Band, the free festival will host more than 300 performances across its 25 stages this year.

See the full music lineup here.

The festival will take place from April 16-19, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day. The full schedule will be released in late March.

New this year is the Louisiana History and Culture Stage at Le Petit Theatre, which will feature local historians.

"The debut stage is a collaboration with partners that include Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, Backstreet Cultural Museum, and the New Orleans African-American Museum," organizers said.

Credit: FQFI

This year's poster was done by Molly McGuire, better known as Magwire.

“The food, people, architecture, history, and diverse culture of New Orleans instill an overwhelming sense of inspiration that I really do not feel anywhere else. The themes of my paintings are based on local legends, southern culture, folklore and mythology. New Orleans provides me with an abundance of ideas - I am never at a loss for subject matter,” McGuire said.

 

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