French Quarter Fest 2019. Photo by Noe Cugny

Here’s the full daily lineup for the 2020 French Quarter Festival

French Quarter Festivals, Inc (FQFI) has announced the official music lineup for the 37th Anniversary 2020 French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. A complete music schedule will be released in March.

The French Quarter Festival takes place April 16-19, 2020. The festival, which features an abundance of New Orleans music, art, and food, is favorited by locals and tourists alike. The 2020 Festival will have more than 300 musical acts across 25 stages spread throughout the French Quarter. Featured performing acts include the legendary Little Freddie King and fan favorites Tank and the Bangas, John Boutté, and Amanda Shaw. Thirty-one artists will make their French Quarter Festival debut this year including Loose Cattle (led by Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris), Ricki Lee Jones, Givers, and many more. 

The festival organizers have included more stages this year, debuting the Louisiana History and Culture Stage at Le Petit Theatre which will highlight local historians and culture icons on the Saturday and Sunday of the event. The debut of the stage is in partnership with the Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, Backstreet Cultural Museum, and the New Orleans African-American Museum.

Part of what makes the French Quarter Festival attractive to both local and tourist audiences is its display of authentic New Orleans culture. The 1,700+ Louisiana musicians featured at the Festival )along with special events each day) ensure there is no lack of music or culture for attendees to experience. With regional cuisine from more than 60 local restaurants, there is enough food for everyone to devour to their hearts’ delight. “As a nonprofit committed to celebrating New Orleans’ musical heritage we’re proud to welcome our community and guests to the French Quarter,” says Emily Madero, President & CEO of FQFI. “Part of what makes French Quarter Fest so special is that there are no fences or fees — we produce this festival in a public neighborhood open for all to enjoy. There’s really no other festival like it, especially in a city full of celebrations.”

The full music lineup follows:

*Festival debuts

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Alex McMurray 

Babineaux Sisters Band 

Bag of Donuts 

Bill Summers & Jazalsa 

Dave Jordan & the NIA 

Egg Yolk Jubilee 

Elizabeth Lyons* 

Ellis Marsalis Quintet 

Eric Traub Legacy Band* 


Hot 8 Brass Band 

Jamal Batiste Band 

Joe Hall & The Cane Cutters* 

John Lisi & Delta Funk! 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers 

Kim Carson & the Real Deal 

Lena Prima 

Lost Bayou Ramblers 

Louisiana’s LeRoux 

Margie Perez 

New Birth Brass Band 

Panorama Jazz Band 

Preservation Brass 

Rebirth Brass Band 

Rechelle Cook and the Regeneration Band 

Royal Teeth 

Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band 


Soul Creole* 

Soul Remedy featuring Marla B Spirit* 


The Blues Masters featuring “Big Al” Carson 

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 

The Nayo Jones Experience 

Vegas Cola Band* 


Friday, April 17, 2020

Alexey Marti 

Amanda Shaw 

Antoine Diel & New Orleans Misfits Power Band* 

Banu Gibson 

Benny Grunch & the Bunch 

Big Chief Juan Pardo & The Golden Comanches* 

Blackcat Zydeco featuring Dwight Carrier* 

Chucky “C” & Band 

Cole Williams Band 

Da Truth Brass Band* 

Erica Falls 

French Follies Jazz Band* 

George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners 

Higher Heights Reggae Band 

Honey Island Swamp Band 

Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans 

J & the Causeways* 

Jamie Lynn Vessels* 

Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound 

John “Papa” Gros 

Johnny Sansone 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes 

Juju Child & The Hypnotic Roots Band 


Lisa Amos 

Maggie Koerner 

Magnetic Ear 

Marc Stone 

Mason Trail and Zydeco Rhythm* 

Mykia Jovan 

New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings 

New Orleans Suspects 

Original Hurricane Brass Band 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show 

Rickie Lee Jones* 

Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds 

Sam Price & the True Believers 

Soul Rebels 

Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators 

Storyville Stompers Brass Band 

The Dukes of Dixieland 

The Irene Sage Band 

The Nation of Gumbollia 

The Original Pinettes Brass Band 

The Revealers 

Tuba Skinny 

Twisty River Band 

Valerie Sassyfras 

Waylon Thibodeaux Band 

Wendell Brunious 


Saturday, April 18, 2020

A2D2 Experience 

Amigos do Samba* 

Anaïs St. John 

Andrew Duhon 

Andrew Hall’s Memories of New Orleans 

Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses 

Bamboula 2000 

Big 6 Brass Band 

Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles 

Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation 


Brandon Moreau and His Cajungrass 

Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band 

Capt. John Royen and N.O. Rhythm 

Carl LeBlanc 

Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires 

Charlie Halloran and the Tropicales 

Charmaine Neville 

Christian Serpas & Ghost Town 

Claude Bryant and The Allstars 

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 

Dash Rip Rock 

Deacon John and the Ivories with special guests Hot Rod Lincoln 

Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton Duo 

DeJan’s Olympia Brass Band 


Donna Angelle &the Zydeco Posse 

FERMÍN & Merengue 4-FOUR* 

Garden District Jazz Band 

Gumbeaux Juice Feat. Ray Wimley & the Harbinger Project, Erika Flowers, & DJ Nesby Phips + more 


James Andrews 

James Martin Band 

Jamil Sharif 

Joy Clark* 

Kipp Fredrick Douglas – Choir and Band* 

Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience 

Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest 

Louis Ford & His New Orleans Flairs 

Lulu and the Broadsides 


Make Music NOLA* 

Mia Borders 

Mike Doussan* 

Mike Harvey’s Hot Club 

Mikhala “Jazz Muffin” Iversen 

Miss Sophie Lee 

Naughty Professor 

New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra 

New Orleans Nightcrawlers 

New Orleans Wildlife Band 

Onward Brass Band 

Ovi-G Froggies 

Papo y Son Mandao 

Pierre A. Capdau Charter School 

Red Hot Brass Band 

Sarah Quintana 

Sasha Masakowski Jazz Quintet featuring Steve Masakowski 

Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band 

Susan Cowsill 

Tank and the Bangas 

Tender Moments with Harry Hardin & Andre Bohren* 

Thais Clark & her JAZZsters 

The Assunto Dukes – Tribuite to Frank & Feddie Assunto 

The Dixie Cups 

The Gary Negbaur Group* 

The Iguanas 

The Lilli Lewis Project* 

The New Orleans Catahoulas 

The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins 

Seva Venet’s Storyville Stringband 

Steamboat Wille * 

Steve Robock * 

The Smoking Time Jazz Club 

The Song Dogs 

Tim Laughlin 

Tin Men 

Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band 

Trombone Shorty Foundation Brass Band* 

Troy Sawyer and the Elementz 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters 

Water Seed 

Wynton (aka Kevin Stylez) 


Young Rollers Brass Band & Social & Pleasure Club* 


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Alfred Banks w/Live Band 

Astral Project 

Beth Patterson 

Blake Amos Band 

Bon Bon Vivant 

Bucktown All-Stars 

Cha Wa 

Chapel Hart Band* 

Charlie Wooton’s Zydefunk 

Christien Bold & SoulSwing 

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band 

Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders 

Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet 

Creole String Beans 

Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar Band featuring Al “Carnival Time” Johnson 

Dancing at Dusk with Tom Saunders and the Tomcats 

Dave Ferrato & Later, On Decatur 

Davis Rogan 

Don Jamison Heritage School of Music 

Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders 

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers 

Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road 

Flow Tribe 

Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One 

G and The New Orleans Swingin’ Gypsies 


Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras 

Helen Gillet & Wazozo 

Hot Club of New Orleans 

James Rivers Movement 

Jeremy Davenport 

Joe Krown & Jason Ricci 

John Boutté 

John F Kennedy Senior High School-JDrum Section* 

John Mahoney Little Band 

Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen 

Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band 

Keith Burnstein’s Kettle Black 

Kevin O’Day Band* 

Kid Simmons Jazz Band 

Little Freddie King 

Loose Cattle* 

Lynn Drury 

Mahogany Brass Band 

Mark Brooks 

Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters 

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns 

Mid-City Aces 

Mikayla Braun* 

Naydja CoJoe 

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys 

NOCCA Jazz Ensemble (Citywide) 


Notel Motel* 

On the Levee Jazz Band 

Papa Mali 

Pat Casey & the New Sound 

Paulin Brothers Jazz Band 

Plink Flyod* 

Red Wolf Brass Band 

Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group 

Ricardo Pascal’s Crescent by Choice Band 

Rick Trolsen’s New Orleans Po’ Boys 

Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters 

Shake Em’ Up Jazz Band 

Soul Brass Band 

Soul Project NOLA 

Sporty’s Brass Band* 

Sweet Crude 

The Daiquiri Queens 

The French Connection featuring George and Gerald French 

The Garden of Joy 

The Joe Cabral Thrio 

The New Orleans Jazz Vipers 

The New Orleans Jazz Vipers 

The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars 

The Pfister Sisters 

Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions 

Tonya Boyd-Cannon 

Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony 

Treme Brass Band 

Wanda Rouzan and a Taste of New Orleans 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio 

Zena Moses & Rue Fiya 

Zulu Gospel Ensemble* 

For more information on the 2020 French Quarter Festival, click here.