Photo courtesy of the Historic New Orleans Collection

THNOC’s French Quarter Block Party Will Celebrate Tricentennial

This Friday, March 9, the Historic New Orleans Collection will tip its hat to the city’s tricentennial with the French Quarter Block Party. Running from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the free street celebration will take over the entire 500 block of Royal Street and showcase live music.

Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band will rock the crowd from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the Dukes of Dixieland will perform in THNOC’s 533 Royal St. courtyard from 5-7:30 p.m. Antoine’s Restaurant and other local eateries will provide attendees with food and beverage for purchase.

 THNOC’s French Quarter Block Party will also provide revelers with a sneak peek of its forthcoming exhibit, “Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium.”

 More information is available at or by calling 504-523-4662.