Get Ready for the French Market’s 28th Annual Creole Tomato Festival

The two-day, two-stage French Market 28th Annual Creole Tomato Festival is held in the French Market, between Dumaine Street and Barracks Street on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.

Tomatoes, OffBeat Magazine, June 2014

The festival has expanded its activities and kicks off with a “first bite” (50 Creole tomatoes will be given out for free) followed by a second line led by Dancing Man 504. Our cover subject Erica Falls closes the festival on Sunday night.

Here is a list of all the scheduled performers:

 

Saturday, June 7

 

Abita Beer Stage, near Barracks Street:

  • 11:45a Pocket Aces Brass Band
  • 1:45p Waylon Thibodeaux
  • 3:45p Billy Iuso and Friends
  • 5:45p Brass-a-Holics

 

Dutch Alley Pavilion at St. Phillip Street:

  • 11a Ashley Renay
  • 12:45p Shotgun Jazz Band
  • 2:45p Kelcy Mae
  • 4:30p Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

 

Sunday, June 8

 

Abita Beer Stage, near Barracks Street:

  • 11:45a Kid Merv & All That Jazz
  • 1:45p The Honeypots
  • 3:45p Los Po-Boy-Citos
  • 5:45p Erica Falls

 

Dutch Alley Pavilion at St. Phillip Street:

  • 11a Paul Sanchez
  • 12:45p Tuxedo Jazz Band
  • 2:45p  Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians
  • 4:45p Ganey Arsement