Photo by Stephen Maloney

French Quarter Fest 2015 Daily Schedule Released

The daily schedule for French Quarter Fest 2015 has been released, and it includes dozens of artists who have never played the 32 year old festival before.

Allen Toussaint, French Quarter Fest 2015, Photo by Stephen Maloney, OffBeat Magazine

Photo by Stephen Maloney

Allen Toussaint, who hasn’t appeared at French Quarter Fest since 1998, will kick things off on “locals day,” Thursday, April 9.

Familiar faces like the Dixie Cups and Bonerama will appear alongside festival first timers the Doghill Stompers and Neisha Ruffins on one of the 23 French Quarter Fest stages on Friday, April 10.

Little Freddie King, who is featured on this year’s poster, will perform on Saturday, April 11, along with Charmaine Neville, Colin Lake, Paul Sanchez, the Tin Men, and many more.

The festival will go out with a bang with Kristin Diable, Raw Oyster Cult, Robin Barnes, and a host of other performers on Sunday, April 12.

Stage assignments and performance times will be released in March. Here is the daily lineup for French Quarter Fest 2015.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Allen Toussaint

Benny Grunch and the Bunch

Big Chief Smiley Ricks and the One Nation Band*

Blues Masters featuring “Big Al” Carson

Chris Owens

Ellis Marsalis

George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners

Irvin Mayfield and NOJO: the music of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and The Grateful Dead

James Andrews

Jimmy Thibodeaux

The Joe Krown Trio with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste Jr.

Panorama Jazz Band

Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ Jubilee*

Preservation Hall Brass

Rebirth Brass Band

The Speakeasy Quartet and the NOLA Jitterbugs*

Susan Cowsill

Travis Black and the Heart Attacks*


Friday, April 10, 2015

Adam Crochet*

Audacity Brass Band

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Bag of Donuts


Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Chris Ardoin*

Connie Jones and the FQF All Stars

Davis Rogan

The Dixie Cups

The Doghill Stompers*

The Dukes of Dixieland

Eric Lindell

Fredy Omar con su Banda

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review

The Idlewild String Confederation

Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans

Irvin Mayfield and NOJO: the music of Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, and Queen

John Boutte

John Mooney and Bluesiana

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Jump, Jive and Wail*

Kid Merv & All That Jazz

Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band

Marc Stone

Neshia Ruffins & the Young Franchise Band*

New Breed Brass Band*

New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Special Guests

The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars*

New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Norbert Slama Trio

The Original Pinettes Brass Band

Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars

Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators

Tank and the Bangas

Waylon Thibodeaux Band

The Write Brothers*


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Alexandra Scott

Amanda Shaw

Andrew Duhon

Bamboula 2015

Banu Gibson & the New Orleans Hot Jazz

Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias


Charmaine Neville

Christian Serpas & Ghost Town

Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders

Colin Lake

Daria and the Hip Drops

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Flow Tribe

Garden District Trio

Gina Brown & Anutha Level

Guitar Slim, Jr.*

The Honorable South*

Hot Rod Lincoln

The Iguanas

Ingrid Lucia

Irvin Mayfield and NOJO: Children’s Songs

Jerry Embree’s Jazzman Band

Jimmy LaRocca’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Guitarist John Rankin

Karen Waldrup

Kim Carson and the Real Deal

Lagniappe Brass Band

Lena Prima and Band

Little Freddie King


Lost Bayou Ramblers

New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra

New Orleans Moonshiners

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Onward Brass Band

Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra

Orleans Brass Band

Paul Sanchez

Paulin Brothers Jazz Band


Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group

Robin Barnes

The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins

Sean Bruce

Shannon Powell & his Traditional All-Stars

The Smoking Time Jazz Club

Storyville Stompers Brass Band

Tim Laughlin

The Tin Men

Travis Meadows

Tricia Boutté & the Bootleg Operation

Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington and the Roadmasters


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Alexis and the Samurai

Amy Trail

Andrew Hall’s Society Brass Band

Astral Project

The Bottoms Up Blues Gang

Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders

Bucktown All-Stars

Cardinal Sons

Carl LeBlanc

Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet

Cori Walters and the Universe Jazz Band

Creole String Beans

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Dash Rip Rock

Duke Heitger’s Steamboat Stompers

Erin Miley

The Friendly Travelers

Fritzel’s New Orleans Jazz Band

Funk Monkey*

Glen David Andrews

Hanna Krieger-Benson

Higher Heights Band

Honey Island Swamp Band

The Irene Sage Band

Jeremy Davenport

Jo-el Sonnier

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Kid Simmons Jazz Band

Kristin Diable

The Last Straws

Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest

Los Po-Boy-Citos

New Birth Brass Band

The New Orleans Songbook: Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield, and NOJO

Palmetto Bug Stompers

Peter Novelli

The Pfister Sisters

Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees

Raw Oyster Cult

Red Hot Brass Band

Robin Barnes

Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters

Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers*

St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus

St. Louis Cathedral’s Young Organist in Residence Karol Mossakowski

Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions

Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band

Treme Brass Band

Tribute to Al Belletto featuring Leif Pedersen’s 1944 Big Band

Tuba Skinny

Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

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