French Quarter Festival

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Lost Bayou Ramblers at the French Quarter 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.[1]

With an estimated attendance of over 732,000 in 2014,[2] the festival bills itself as "The Largest Free Festival In the United States."[3] and "the world's largest showcase of Louisiana music."

The festival is formally overseen by French Quarter Festivals Inc. which is led by CEO Emily Madero[4] and French Quarter Festival Board President Jeremy Thibodeaux.[5]

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  1. ^ "French Quarter Festival - New Orleans Magazine - April 2017 - New Orleans, LA". www.myneworleans.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  2. ^ "French Quarter Fest attendance hit 533,000, producers say". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2015-12-31. 
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  4. ^ reports, CityBusiness staff (2017-03-30). "French Quarter Festivals names new CEO". New Orleans CityBusiness. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  5. ^ "French Quarter Festival - New Orleans Magazine - April 2017 - New Orleans, LA". www.myneworleans.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 

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