Spring is in the air in New Orleans and the festivals have begun. French Quarter Festival is this weekend, April 7, 8, 9 and 10. Today is a beautiful opening day, and, according to the weather forecast, we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.
Local artists will perform on stages all over the French Quarter expanding all the way to Spanish Plaza. There will be numerous booths set up by local restaurants offering some of their finest cuisine.
Some must-see artists among this year's lineup are Cowboy Mouth, Kermit Ruffins, The Dixie Cups, Ellis Marsalis, Deacon John, Irma Thomas, Charmaine Neville, Amanda Shaw, Rockin’ Doopsie and the Zydeco Twisters, and the list goes on.
If it gets too hot for you and you’re looking for something indoors, be sure to do a riverboat cruise on the steamboat Natchez where you will travel back in time to the sounds of the Dixieland band, Dukes of Dixieland. Don’t miss the marvelous Becky Allen and New Orleans Hot Stuff at the Palm Court (Decatur Street) on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Be sure to stop in and cool off to the fantastic Daywalkers Friday afternoon at Fat Catz (Bourbon Street) and Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Krazy Korner (Bourbon Street).
It’s going to be a fab weekend, New Orleans. Laissez les bon temps roule!