PJ Morton. Photo: Patrick Melon

PJ Morton, Rebirth And More Slated For Gentilly Fest

From October 6-8, Gentilly Fest will give area residents an opportunity to celebrate their community with live music, food, kid-friendly activities, and more. Specifically, the event is geared towards supporting the neighborhood’s police and fire departments, though this year, Gentilly Fest will also donate funds to Pontchartrain Park and Milne Playground sports programs as well as The Roots of Music.

Gentilly Fest celebrates all things “Gentilly,” including continuous live music on the main stage and gospel tent. Local restaurants and caterers will provide food, and an Arts and Crafts area will offer original works from a variety of craft merchants. The festival also offers children’s activities including pony rides and a kid’s village. Now in its tenth year, the festival offers three days of live music, for which the performance schedule follows:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:00p  –  John Pierre
7:25p  –  James Andrews
8:50p  –  Charmaine Neville

Saturday, October 7, 2017
12:00  –  DJ
1:20p  –  Kevin Stylez
2:50p  –  New World Order
4:20p  –  BRW
5:50p  –  Tonya Boyd Cannon
7:10p  –  Acknowledgements
7:45p  –  Michael Ward
9:00p  –  Fireworks

Sunday, October 8, 2017
12:00  –  DJ
2:45p  –  T-Ray the Violinist
2:40p  –  Zena Moses
4:00p  –  PJ Morton
5:40p  –  Rebirth Brass Band

For the foodies, dozens of local eateries will be serving up all kinds of delicious including Café Dauphine, The Praline Connection, Big Bertha Barbecue Seafood.

As always, Gentilly Fest is free but donations are encouraged. You can donate on the festival’s website or in person at the event – which takes place at the base of Pontchartrain Park. Click here for directions.