Musician

Are you interested in performing at one of our festivals?

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
French Quarter Festival is April 7-10, 2016. Click here to submit an application. Application Deadline: 11/1

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST
Satchmo SummerFest is August 4-7, 2016. Check back for application.

The Entertainment Committee, comprised of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) board members, former board members, artists, and others, approves all applications. The Committee’s objective is to ensure the best possible selection of performers for French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest in order to create a diverse and a quality experience for festival-goers. Selection is made at the discretion of the Committee.

Contact greg@fqfi.org for more details.

Festival Sponsorship

Thank you to our generous sponsors! Contact Cerise McClendon (cerise@fqfi.org) to learn how to join our group of supporters.

Musician Sponsorship

Want to donate NOW? Every amount counts!

This video talks about how we keep the fest free – thank you to our generous musician sponsors!

*Become a French Quarter Festival Musician Sponsor today!+
2015 French Quarter Festival Dates: April 9-12

$500 ‘Shorty’ Sponsor
• Underwrites one performance on Jackson Square, U.S. Mint or a Street Stage

$1,000 ‘Slim’ Sponsor
• Underwrites one performance on Riverfront, Jackson Square, U.S. Mint or a Street Stage
• Merchandise pack

$2,500 ‘Professor’ Sponsor
• Underwrites multiple acts or a larger group on the Riverfront, Jackson Square or U.S. Mint stages
• Sponsor Hospitality Passes
• Merchandise pack, including one official festival poster, signed and numbered by the artist

$5,000 ‘Fats’ Sponsor
• Underwrites a headlining artist on a Riverfront, Jackson Square or U.S. Mint stages
• 2 tickets to the 30th Anniversary Gala
• Sponsor Hospitality Passes
VIP access for two
• Merchandise pack, including two official festival posters, signed and numbered by the artist
• Early renewals* receive logo placement on the 2015 French Quarter Festival brochure and website.

$10,000-$20,000 ‘Pops’ Sponsor
• Underwrites a headlining artist on the Riverfront or on the Jackson Square stage
• Sponsor Hospitality Passes
• 4 tickets to the 30th Anniversary Gala
• One reserved parking space during the entire weekend of French Quarter Festival
VIP access for four
• Merchandise pack, including eight official festival posters, signed and numbered by the artist
• Early renewals* receive logo placement on the 2015 French Quarter Festival brochure and website.

In addition to the benefits listed above, the following is included with all sponsorship levels:
• Placement on the French Quarter Festival Entertainment Schedule (200,000 produced)
• Sponsor will be identified as the Presenter of Entertainment via stage signage (produced by FQFI)
• Sponsor banner may be displayed during artist performance
• Performance introduction by Stage Manager
• Become a part of the Festival — introduce your band (optional)
• A Tax-deductible donation to a 501©3 nonprofit corporation

To hear more about Musician Sponsorship at French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest contact Georgia Rhody, Musician Sponsorship Manager at (504) 227-3127 or georgia@fqfi.org.

Food Vendors

Are you interested in becoming a food vendor at French Quarter Festival or Satchmo SummerFest?

NEW VENDOR SELECTION PROCEDURE

The Jazz Brunch Committee, comprised of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) board members, former board members, and others, approves all concessionaire applications. The Committee’s objective is to ensure the best possible selection of concessionaires for French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest in order to create a diverse menu and a quality culinary experience for festival-goers. Concessionaire selection is made at the discretion of the Committee.

Primary considerations of the Committee to select applicants include, but are not limited to:

*1. Preference is given to vendors who have already participated in the event and are in good standing due to past compliance with food vending requirements. Past festival vendors renewal applications are due each year in early December. After all past vendor applications are processed and if space permits, new vendors may be invited to participate in a tasting before the Jazz Brunch Committee.

*2. Preference for new applicants is given to restaurants located in the French Quarter Neighborhood, New Orleans, then the Greater New Orleans area, then Louisiana. Restaurants located outside the state of Louisiana are not eligible for consideration.

*3. Applicant must be an established, ongoing food service operation with a physical address, open to the public with regular operating hours. Catering companies will not be considered for participation. Applicant must have and be able to present a copy of a current Occupational License issued by the City of New Orleans (or appropriate city agency if restaurant is located outside of Orleans Parish, in which case a Temporary Occupational License from Orleans Parish must be obtained). Applicant must also have a permit to operate from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Applicant should be listed in local and online restaurant guides.

*4. No chain restaurants (more than 3 in the New Orleans metropolitan area) will be considered.

*5. New applicants will not be given the option of vending alcoholic beverages at the Event.

*6. Applicant must be able to describe and execute up to three high quality menu items. All menus are subject to approval by the committee. Menu are then reviewed at a tasting before the committee.

*7. Applicant must be able and willing to cooperate with: *Health and sanitary requirements of the State of Louisiana *Mandated insurance requirements of FQFI *Electrical and fire safety requirements and inspections *City and state laws pertaining to food service, licensing, and tax reporting

*8. To be considered for an invitation to vend at French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest, applicant must first add their restaurant to our wait list for consideration.

  • Click here to add your restaurant to the wait list.
    You may also email Georgia Rhody, Food Vendor Manager, georgia@fqfi.org for more information. *

Media Credential Request

Thank you for your interest in French Quarter Festivals, Inc.! All media interested in covering the 2015 French Quarter Festival or Satchmo SummerFest will need an official media credential. For consideration, please click here to complete the application. All French Quarter Festival requests MUST be submitted by Monday, March 30, 2015. Satchmo SummerFest application deadline is Friday, July 24, 2015. Please note:

  • Freelance journalists and photographers without a specific assignment from a media outlet will not be considered for media credentials.
  • Credentialing is at the discretion of the French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
  • Submission of your media request does not guarantee credentialing.
  • Absolutely no requests will be processed after deadline.
  • Credentials will not be mailed and must be picked up in the Media Center.

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. media credential application.

Suppliers

Are you interested in becoming a supplier of French Quarter Festival or Satchmo SummerFest?

Please contact Stephanie Loman at Stephanie@fqfi.org and list your:

*name

*business name

*address

*phone number

*number of years in business

*names of any festivals you have supplied in the past

Job and Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of French Quarter Festival’s team. There are currently no opportunities available.

If you would like to send us your resume and cover letter for future consideration please contact AJ Gaulton, Manager of Volunteer Resources, at aj@fqfi.org.

Volunteers

Keep the Festival Free!

Click Here to Sign up!

French Quarter Festival 2015 Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN. If you are interested in volunteering for Satchmo SummerFest, please join the Satchmo SummerFest Volunteers email list at the top of the page or by clicking here.*

For more information and to visit the volunteer opportunities calendar please visit our Volunteer Page by clicking here.