2014 French Quarter Festival Breaks Attendance Records

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
April 10th-13th marked the 31st annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. This year’s attendance figures indicate that nearly 733,000* festival-goers enjoyed the music, food, special events, and of course, the historic French Quarter. This marks a significant increase over 2013, when approximately 560,000 fans attended the event. The 2014 French Quarter Festival featured iPhone and Android phone apps, which were available free of charge, courtesy of GE Capital. Nearly 16,000 iOS users downloaded the festival update from last year’s app, and 7,100 iOS users installed the app for the first time. On the Android side, 1,300 users updated from…
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nola.com Eat Drink Cafe to be Located on the Riverfront Kohlmeyer Lawn

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
(March 20th, 2014) French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly announces a new partnership with NOLA Media Group. FQFI produces French Quarter Festival, the largest free music festival in the United States. The event, which will take place April 10-13, 2014, attracts over 560,000 attendees and has total economic impact of more than $246.5 million. The new partnership results in the debut of the NOLA.com Eat Drink Cafe, a picnic area located on the riverfront’s Kohlmeyer Lawn. Conveniently located near dozens of food vendors from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, Eat Drink Cafe supports festival organizers’ goal of enhancing festival-goers’ experience. NOLA…
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French Quarter Festival Opening Night Gala

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Last year, in commemoration of its 30th anniversary, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. reinvented its French Quarter Festival Opening Night Gala. The tradition continues on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at Antoine’s Restaurant. The gala opens with the Patron Party at 7 p.m. and continues with the Gala from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy dinner from Antoine’s and other festival favorites, with an open bar, courtesy of Abita Brewing Company, Republic Beverages, and Pepsi. Live entertainment will be provided by Davell Crawford, The New Orleans Moonshiners Trio, and special guests. Also known as the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” Davell…
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French Quarter Festival is April 10-13, 2014!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Planning is underway for the 31st Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. The event will take place April 10th – April 13th, 2014. Locals and tourism officials call French Quarter Festival ‘the kickoff to festival season in New Orleans.’ What started as a neighborhood festival and ‘locals’ event’ has grown into the largest free music festival in the United States: the 2013 French Quarter Festival hosted over 560,000 local and out-of-town visitors and had an economic impact of over $246 million. In 2014, organizers will host some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants at ‘The World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’; employ…
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