Musician

Are you interested in performing at one of our festivals?

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
French Quarter Festival is April 9-12, 2015. Click here to download an application. Application Deadline: 11/1

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST
Satchmo SummerFest is July 31-Aug 2, 2015. 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.

Click here to download the application or contact greg@fqfi.org for more details.

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

Musician Sponsorship

Want to donate NOW? Every amount counts!

Another great free Festival from French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
**JOIN OUR SECOND LINE AND BECOME A SATCHMO SUMMERFEST MUSICIAN SPONSOR TODAY:**

$500 ‘HELLO DOLLYSPONSOR
• Become part of the Satchmo SummerFest family by contributing to the Musician Performance Fund at Satchmo SummerFest

$1,000 ‘WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLDSPONSOR
• Underwrite one performance at Satchmo SummerFest

$2,500 ‘FINGER ZINGERSPONSOR
• Underwrite three performances at Satchmo SummerFest
• Merchandise Pack

$5,000 ‘HOT FIVESPONSOR
• Underwrite five performances at Satchmo SummerFest
• Merchandise Pack
• 4 tickets to the kick-off event & keynote speech on Thursday, July 31 at the Hotel Monteleone

$15,000 ‘POPSSPONSOR
• Underwrite an entire day of Musical Programming on 2 stages at Satchmo SummerFest
• Merchandise Pack
• 10 tickets to the kick-off event and keynote speech on Thursday, July 31 at the Hotel Monteleone
VIP Parking at the U.S. Mint for one car at Satchmo SummerFest, August 1-3

In addition to the benefits listed above, the following is also included with a $1,000 or greater sponsorship:
• Placement on the Satchmo SummerFest Music Schedule (70,000 schedules) with insertion into the August issue of OffBeat Magazine (40,000, local & national distribution)
• Sponsor will be identified as the Presenter of Entertainment via stage sign (produced by Satchmo SummerFest)
• Sponsor banner may be displayed during artist performance (5’ x 3’ banner provided by Sponsor, horizontal orientation, with grommets)
• Performance introduction by Stage Manager
• Become a part of the Festival – we invite you to tout your business and introduce your band (optional)
• A tax-deductible donation to a 501©3 nonprofit organization

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST DEMOGRAPHICS (2013)
Attendance: 53,000 people (52.1%: Greater New Orleans residents; 47.9% : Out-of-town visitors)
• The festival generated a total economic impact of $8.4 million
Top 3 states of visiting attendees: Texas, Louisiana, and New York
Age: * 7%: under 25 years old * 47%: 25 – 49 years old * 34.9%: 50 – 64 years old * 11.1%: 65 and older
Gender: Female: 54.7% and Male: 45.3%
• Visitors who have attended 2 or more Satchmo SummerFests: 81.3%
• 85% of visitors surveyed responded that MUSIC is their favorite aspect of Satchmo SummerFest

Note: Demographics information comes directly from the University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center’s ‘Visitor Survey Results’ at the College of Business Administration, Division of Business and Economic Research. Surveys are actively taken on the grounds of the festival throughout Satchmo SummerFest weekend

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.

Festival Sponsorship

Contact Cerise McClendon (cerise@fqfi.org) to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

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 Kylee Kidder, Manager of Volunteer Resources, at kylee@fqfi.org.

Volunteers

Keep the Festival Free!

*French Quarter Festival 2014 Volunteer Registration is now closed. 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.