Musician

Are you interested in performing at one of our festivals?

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
French Quarter Festival is April 12-15, 2018. Click here to submit an application before the September 1 deadline!

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST
Satchmo SummerFest is August 4-6, 2017. Click here to submit an 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 Stephanie Loman (stephanie@fqfi.org) to learn how to join our group of supporters.

THANK YOU to our 2017 Musician Sponsors
Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., Aloft New Orleans Downtown, Andrew & Rebecca Kelly, Antares Technology Solutions, AOS Interior Environments, Backroom at Buffa’s, Badine Land Limited, Barcadia Bar & Grill, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, Inc., Bob & Norma Simms, Café Beignet, Center Staging, Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar, Chevron, Councilmember-at-Large Williams, with Harrah’s of New Orleans, Councilmember Brossett, District D with Harrah’s of New Orleans, Councilmember Ramsey, District C with Harrah’s of New Orleans, Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, Crescent Transport , Cumulus New Orleans, The Derbes Foundation, Downbeat Magazine, Ericksen, Krentel & Laporte, LLP, Erin Rose, F.E.S.S., Inc., French Market Corporation, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant, Gootee Construction, Inc., Grayline, Gwendolyn Entertainment, GW Fins, Haydel’s Bakery, Herman, Herman, & Katz LLC, Hotel Provincial, iHeart Radio, JAX & The Berger Co., Jesters, Johnny’s Po-Boys, Kathleen & Edmund Schrenk, Linda & Mark Caplan, Live Free Magazine, Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation, Louisiana Music Factory, Love at First Bite, Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency, Lucky Dogs, Inc., Mardi Gras World, McLoughlin Family Foundation, Meyer The Hatter, Mid-City Pizza, Morris Bart, Mr. Joseph L. Smith, Mrs. Wheat’s Pies, New Orleans Hotel Collection, Nicoll’s Limousine & Shuttle Service, Original New Orleans Po-Boys, Outreach Process Partners, LLC, Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Park First, Patrick Gros, CPA, APAC , Pet Care Center, Praline Connection, Ralph’s On the Park, Ransdell Restorations, LLC, Raymond & Tobi Carter, Rolland Safe & Lock, Omni Royal Orleans, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sal Borelli, Samuel Loudenslager, Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Southern Silkscreen, Spotted Cat Music Club, Steamboat Natchez, tasc Performance, The Blood Center, The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar, The Ostensen Family, The Penthouse Club New Orleans, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, The Pontchartrain Hotel, Toulouse Royale, Tropical Isle, Tujague’s, Vinson Guard Service, Inc., Voodoo Harley-Davidson, Walker’s Southern Style BBQ, WBOK 1230, Wendy & Joseph Dalovisio, Windsor Court Hotel, Zapp’s Potato Chips

Musician Sponsorship

Become a French Quarter Festival Musician Sponsor today!
2018 French Quarter Festival Dates: April 12-15

$500 – ‘Shorty’ Sponsor
Partially supports one musical performance
Artist sponsorship listed in Festival Schedule (approximately 200,000 produced)
• Stage signage during performance (produced by FQFI)

As part of your tax-deductible donation of $1,000 or greater, your donation also includes the following:
Artist sponsorship listed in Festival Schedule (approximately 200,000 impressions)
• Stage signage during performance (produced by FQFI)
Sponsor banner may be displayed during artist performance (5’ x 3’ banner, provided by Sponsor)
Performance introduction by Stage Manager OR become a part of the Festival and introduce your band
2018 Official French Quarter Festival Silkscreen Print

$1,000 – ‘Slim’ Sponsor
• Underwrites one musical performance

$2,500 – ‘Professor’ Sponsor
Underwrites multiple musical performances or one high profile musical performance
Sponsor Hospitality Passes for two (2)
VIP Front of House Access Passes for two (2)

$5,000 – ‘Fats’ Sponsor
Underwrites multiple musical performances or one high profile musical performance
Sponsor Hospitality Passes for four (4)
VIP Front of House Access Passes for four (4)
Opening Night Gala tickets for two (2)

$10,000 – ‘Pops’ Sponsor
Underwrites multiple musical performances or one high profile musical performance
Sponsor Hospitality Passes for ten (10)
VIP Front of House Access Passes for ten (10)
Opening Night Gala tickets for four (4)

To hear more about Musician Sponsorship at French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest contact rschick@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 existence) 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 Heather Twichell, Food and Beverage Manager, heather@fqfi.org for more information. *

Media Credential Request

Thank you for your interest in French Quarter Festivals, Inc.! All media interested in covering the 2018 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 March 30, 2018. Satchmo SummerFest application deadline is July 20, 2018. 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 AJ Gaulton at aj@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

There are currently no positions available. If you are interested in future operations opportunities, please contact aj@fqfi.org

Interns

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is looking for interns available during the Spring 2018 semester. Please read the job descriptions below and send resumes directly to the hiring manager.

Food and Beverage Intern

Food & Beverage Intern
Start date: January 2018
Respond to: Heather Twichell, Food & Beverage Manager (504) 227-3127 or heather@fqfi.org

This is a non-paid internship but is an invaluable learning opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in non-profit, event production, F&B festival operations, and/or project management. Flexibility, willingness to take on any task, ask questions, and be a team player is of upmost importance.
PRE-FESTIVAL: Weekly office hours are flexible.
• Database management: enter and update complete menu for publication on website, app, and brochure
• Inventory control system implementation
• Assist with Food Vendor application and document management
• Vendor outreach regarding application process

DURING FESTIVAL: April 12-15, 2018 – Must be available all day each day of event
• Assist Food and Beverage Manager
• Support Beverage Management Vendor
• Coordinate placement for Food & Beverage signage

LOAD OUT:
• Assist in removing signage, equipment, supplies from festival sites back FQFI offices
• Post-festival inventory