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French Quarter Festival, 15 stages of free music. April 13th-15th PDF Print
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Tuesday, 10 April 2007
John Boutte © Michael Crook
The award-winning French Quarter Festival is Louisiana's largest free music event, a three-day local music showcase scattered throughout the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. There are music performances on 15 stages. The community festival also features the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch," which are the festival food booths operated by nearly 60 local chefs and restaurants throughout the festival weekend. Ten stages are set up in Woldenberg Park, on Royal and Bourbon Street and at the old mint at the edge of the French Quarter. Music ranges from country to Zydeco to classic to jazz. Artists include John Boutte, the Lief Pederson 1944 Big Band, Magnolia Brass Band, , Click here for a full schedule of music:


FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL 2007
SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, April 13, 2007

1:00pm-5:00pm 11th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium, "New Orleans in the 1910's," featuring presentations, films, interviews, and music performances. Call (504)680-9044.



New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Schedule, 916 N. Peters St.

1:00 Live Oral History Interview with drummer Reed Vaughan
2:30 Informance/Recordings - "New Orleans Music of the Teens"
Panel discussion led by Jack Stewart.
3:30 Live Oral History Interview with trombonist Al Barthlow

10:00am-11:00am Opening Second-Line Parade with the Navy Jazz Band, 100 Block of Bourbon St. to Jackson Square.

10:00am-5:00pm 24th Annual Gumbo Ya Ya's World's Largest Praline Contest, 219 Bourbon St. Guess the weight of the world's largest praline and also enter the newest "Pile of Pecans in a Jar" Contest.

11:30am-12:30pm New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "African Retentions in Jazz," a musical performance with Rangers Matt Hempsey and Bruce Barnes. 916 N. Peters St.

1:00pm-3:00pm Open Courtyard at the Gallier House, 1126 Royal St.

2:00pm-4:00pm Patio Planters' Historic Courtyards Self-Guided Tour: 1113 Chartres St., 526 Gov. Nicholls St., 831 Gov. Nicholls St., 814 Gov. Nicholls

5:00pm-8:00pm Official French Quarter Festival Poster Signing/Meet the Artist Party, Vincent Gallery, 631 Decatur St.

7:00pm The Historic New Orleans Collection presents "Les Amis du Jazz: William Russell, Fred Ramsey, Hugues Panassié, Charles Delaunay, and the Revival of New Orleans Jazz, 1938-1949." Lecture presented by Bruce Raeburn and featuring performances by Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher. Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.


CHILDREN'S EVENTS:

11:00-7:00 McDonogh 15 School hosts "Family Friendly Fest" sponsored by Konica Minolta and Tulane Hospital for Children, with children's entertainment, activities, art workshops, a visual art sale, and concessions at the corner of St. Phillip and Royal Streets (721 St. Phillip St.). Three stages will feature entertainment by students from NOCCA, McDonogh 15 and others, as well as Papillon, Calliope Puppets, and Philip Melancon.



SATURDAY, April 14, 2007


8:00am-6:00pm Pirates' Alley Juried Art Show, N.O. Arts Association. Over 100 artists in Pirates' Alley, Pere Antoine Alley, Cabildo Alley, and Royal St.

9:00am McDonogh 15, Konica Minolta, and Tulane Hospital for Children sponsor a 5K Fun Run through the French Quarter, down Esplanade, and ending at the McDonogh 15 School parking lot (corner of St. Philip/Royal Streets). Refreshments, T-shirts, and prizes provided for registered participants. Call (504) 202-2004.

10:30am-11:30am Kids Traditional Jazz Program- Children are invited to bring their own instruments for a hands on traditional jazz workshop.


1:00pm-5:00pm 11th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium, "New Orleans in the 1910's," featuring presentations, films, interviews, and music performances. Call (504) 680-9044.

Williams Research Center at Historic N.O. Collection Schedule, 410 Chartres St.

9:00 Plenary Session - Panel Discussion: "Transitional Music in the 1910's" with Bruce Raeburn, John McCusker & Tom Stagg, moderated by Jack Stewart

10:00 "Animal Dances - the Craze of the Decade" with Sue Fischer
11:00 "Klezmer Music and its Influence on Pre-Jazz Music" with Jack Stewart 12:00 Jazz Films
1:00 "Brass Band Leader George Paoletti in 1913" with Tom Stagg
2:00 "New Orleans Brass Bands in the 1910's" with Jason Patterson & Jack Stewart
3:00 "Early New Orleans Recordings" with Dan Meyer
4:00 "Kid Ory's Band in the Teens" with John McCusker

10:00am-5:00pm 24th Annual Gumbo Ya Ya's World's Largest Praline Contest, 219 Bourbon St. Guess the weight of the world's largest praline and also enter the newest "Pile of Pecans in a Jar" Contest.

12:30pm-3:30pm New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents a free concert series. (504) 589-4841. 916 N. Peters St.

12:30 Society Brass Band
2:00 Evan Christopher & Les Amis Du Jazz

2:00pm-4:00pm Patio Planters' Historic Courtyards Self-Guided Tour: 922 Chartres St., 1014 Royal St., 826 St. Ann St.

7:30pm Opera at Dusk, balcony at 241 Chartres St. Operatic performance featuring gifted soprano Kathy Lowes. Event sponsored by La Belle Galerie with special thanks to A Gallery For Fine Photography.

CHILDREN'S EVENTS:

11:00-7:00 McDonogh 15 School hosts "Family Friendly Fest" sponsored by Konica Minolta and Tulane Hospital for Children, with children's entertainment, activities, art workshops, a visual art sale, and concessions at the corner of St. Phillip and Royal Streets (721 St. Phillip St.). Three stages will feature entertainment by students from NOCCA, McDonogh 15 and others, as well as Papillon, Calliope Puppets, and Philip Melancon.


SUNDAY, April 15, 2007


8:00am-6:00pm Pirates' Alley Juried Art Show, N.O. Arts Association. Over 100 artists in Pirates' Alley, Pere Antoine Alley, Cabildo Alley, and Royal St.

10:00am-5:00pm 24th Annual Gumbo Ya Ya's World's Largest Praline Contest, 219 Bourbon St. Guess the weight of the world's largest praline and also enter the newest "Pile of Pecans in a Jar" Contest.

4:00pm The Historic New Orleans Collection presents "Piano Music of 19th-Century New Orleans Composer Basil Barès," performed by Peter Collins. Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.




CHILDREN'S EVENTS:

11:00-7:00 McDonogh 15 School hosts "Family Friendly Fest" sponsored by Konica Minolta and Tulane Hospital for Children, with children's entertainment, activities, art workshops, a visual art sale, and concessions at the corner of St. Phillip and Royal Streets (721 St. Phillip St.). Three stages will feature entertainment by students from NOCCA, McDonogh 15 and others, as well as Papillon, Calliope Puppets, and Philip Melancon.




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