About this festival
French Quarter Festival is a free, annual music festival held in early April, located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1983 with the first festival held in 1984, the festival features primarily New Orleans music, such as jazz, blues, and zydeco from hundreds of local musicians, as well as food from dozens of New Orleans restaurants.
With an estimated attendance of over 732,000 in 2014, the festival bills itself as "The Largest Free Festival In the United States." and "the world's largest showcase of Louisiana music."