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George Benson talks back

George Benson never dreamed he’d record a tribute to Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. A jazz musician and vocalist who became a major pop star in the ’70s, Benson fetes […]

Dining Out: Justine

In one of the most stunning transformations in recent memory, the 200 block of Chartres Street in the French Quarter has gone from being a gloomy ghost town of shuttered […]

Fest Focus: Carl LeBlanc

Saturday, April 13, 1:30p Dow Chemical Stage From Sun Ra’s cosmic explorations to Preservation Hall’s traditional New Orleans jazz, Carl LeBlanc travels the sonic universe. He’s a jazz guitarist, a […]

Fest Focus: Mainline

Sunday, April 14, 12:30p GE Digital Big River Stage   “We started the band around 2010. We were doing a lot of brass band music, but we wanted to go […]

Fest Focus: Them Ol’ Ghosts

SATURDAY, April 13, 8p House of Blues Voodoo Garden Stage   Them Ol’ Ghosts are a four-piece rock band with roots buried deep in Southern soul. Their 2017 debut, Renegade, […]

Fest Focus: Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band

Saturday, April 13, 12p Dow Chemical Stage   Tommy Sancton makes his annual pilgrimage to his native New Orleans. Most of the year, the traditional jazz clarinetist, journalist and bestselling […]

Fest Focus: Big 6 Brass Band

Sunday, April 14, 5:45p Louisiana Fish Fry Stage   Formed in 2017, the Big 6 Brass Band is a quickly rising star in the already brilliant brass-band space of the […]

Fest Focus: James Rivers Movement

Sunday, April 14, 5p The Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel   This year is the fiftieth anniversary of James Rivers’ career as a crowd-pleasing front man. A remarkably […]

Your 2019 French Quarter Festival from A to Z

Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the 2019 French Quarter Festival has a total of 23 stages with music that represents just about every genre from traditional jazz, brass band, funk, Latin, […]

Dwayne Dopsie’s here to pump you up

“I wanted to be the main taco,” Dwayne Dopsie says with a laugh, of his very early desire to not only play the accordion but also lead his own band […]