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The Native’s Guide to French Quarter Fest 2014: Who to listen to and what to eat

Written by  IntheNOLA.com

That wonderful time of the year is upon us...time for one of our most favorite events, the 2014 French Quarter Festival!
 
Not sure who to check out or what to eat? We got you covered all for all four days. Here we go!

The Native’s Guide to French Quarter Fest: Who to listen to and what to eat | IntheNOLA.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 10

MUSIC:
PresHall Brass Band from 11:15-12:30 on the Capital One Bank Jackson Square Stage. "The PresHall Brass is the resident brass band of New Orleans most treasured jazz venue, Preservation Hall. Comprised of members of the great Olympia and Young Tuxedo Brass Bands, the PresHall Brass tours worldwide. Led by Maynard Chatters, the patriarch of one of New Orleans’ greatest musical legacies, the PHBB repertoire spans from traditional classics to the hard-hitting marching tunes heard in New Orleans parades."

MUSIC: Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans from 2:15-3:45 on the Abita Beer Stage. At 73 years young, the soul queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, is still moving audiences with her Grammy Award-winning voice. Inducted to the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2007 for her contributions to New Orleans music, she warms the hearts of the crowd with her shining smile and velvety tone.
 
FOOD: Shrimp and crabmeat stuffed mirliton with Creole Sauce from Tujague’s Restaurant.
 
DESSERT: Strawberry with condensed milk snowball from Plum St. Snoballs.
 


The Native’s Guide to French Quarter Fest: Who to listen to and what to eat | IntheNOLA.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 11
 
MUSIC: Robin Barnes from 12:30-1:45 on WWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage. "Robin Barnes captivates her audience with her unique renditions of songs and her powerful voice that ranges with each verse of each song to keep listeners wondering how she’s going to make the songs her own. Her singing style, inspired by different musical genres, often moves from jazz to blues to soul and sometimes changes the genre of a modern song into a more bluesy and sultry piece to make a cover her own, as exemplified in her rendition of Kanye West’s 'Heartless.' The edgy-Jazz singer attributes her passion and inspiration to the city of New Orleans as well, and incorporates the sounds of the illustrious city within each song."
 
MUSIC: Debauche from 3:45-5:15 on the GE Capital/New Orleans Tech Big River Stage. Self described as a Russian mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic signing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye.

FOOD: Jamaican jerk chicken, curry chicken pattie with rice and veggies from Bennachin Restaurant.

Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf
Self described as a Russian Mafia band, this is by far one of the most entertaining acts that you will find at the festival. While you might think that Russian Punk is not your style, their use of live instruments and enthusiastic singing will have you believing you understand Russian in the blink of an eye. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/news/nola-living/item/3521-off-the-beaten-path-at-french-quarter-fest-2012#sthash.OSvpHDP6.dpuf

DESSERT: Mango freeze from WWOZ.
 


The Native’s Guide to French Quarter Fest: Who to listen to and what to eat | IntheNOLA.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
 
MUSIC: Lost Bayou Ramblers from 2:00-3:15 on the Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase Stage. "LBR’s youthful vigor, unpolished rawness and passion are often confused with rockabilly or punk rock influences, when in fact these uncontainable energies were present in the Cajun repertoire long before the first hotrod laid rubber on Main Street or The Ramones eyed their first black leather jacket. Still, while LBR may not need amps, their intensity and talent goes up to 11, a sound that makes dyed in the wool seem like an iron-on decal."

MUSIC: Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr., & the Wild Magnolias from 7:15-8:45 on the GE Capital/New Orleans Tech Big River Stage. This Mardi Gras Indian tribe puts on a show utilizing massive headdresses, extravagant costumes, and intricate decor to celebrate their historical legacy. The Wild Magnolias, previously led by Big Chief Bo Dollis, Sr., coined the term and genre of Indian Funk. Gerard, aka "Bo Jr.," now carries this rich tradition to younger audiences.

FOOD: Satchmo Dog – topped with red beans and rice from Dreamy Weenies.

DESSERT: Creole cream cheese ice cream with Louisiana strawberries from Quintin's Ice Cream.
 

This Mardi Gras Indian tribe puts on a show utilizing massive headdresses, extravagant costumes, and intricate decor to celebrate their historical legacy. The Wild Magnolias, previously led by Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr., coined the term and genre of Indian Funk. Gerard, aka "Bo Jr.," now carries this rich tradition to younger audiences. - See more at: http://www.inthenola.com/native-s-guide/item/3875-the-native-s-guide-to-french-quarter-fest-who-to-listen-to-and-what-to-eat#sthash.UNQUPKFw.dpuf


The Native’s Guide to French Quarter Fest: Who to listen to and what to eat | IntheNOLA.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 13
 
MUSIC: Los Po-Boy-Citos from 2:00-3:30 on WWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage. "Armed with crates of boogaloo records and surrounded by New Orleans music in the streets and in the clubs, Los Po-Boy-Citos bring the Nuyorican sounds of boogaloo and Latin soul to New Orleans. The brand new dance they’ve created bumps in your speakers and burns on the dance floor, and the band has become a staple of the New Orleans nightclub and festival circuits. Los Po-Boy-Citos continue to re-create, re-interpret, and re-invent the boogaloo. It’s always brand new when they play it."

MUSIC: Astral Project from 5:30-7:00 on WWL's Esplanade in the Shade Stage. One of the world's premier modern jazz groups, Astral Project is the combined forces of saxophonist Tony Degradi, drummer John Vidacovich, guitarist Steve Masakowski, and bassist James Singleton. Based off the term "astral projection," which identifies with an out of body experience, the band strives to deliver something as close to that as possible. For over thirty years, their cutting edge improvisation has garnered critical acclaim. See for yourself a performance that could forever change how you listen to music.
 
FOOD: Crawfish bread from Lakeview Harbor.
 
DESSERT: White chocolate strawberry shortcake up from Haydel’s Bakery.
 



Need more??? Check out the MUSIC SCHEDULE and FOOD SCHEDULE!

See y’all in da Quarters!
 
 

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