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.

Artist

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) is searching for visual artists to create the 2017 Satchmo SummerFest signature artwork. The selected artwork will be used as the official Satchmo SummerFest poster, as well as select merchandise sold before, during, and after the event.

The signature artwork is selected by members of the FQFI Merchandise Committee. Selections are based on originality, festival theme, and the French Quarter atmosphere.

Selected Art and Honorarium
The selected artist will receive a monetary honorarium of $1,000. In addition to the honorarium, the artist will receive media and press coverage before, during, and after the festival, as well as the opportunity to utilize a space to exhibit and sell artwork at Satchmo SummerFest. The media and press coverage and the booth are valued at roughly $30,000. The artist must to be present to sign and number festival prints prior to the event. Event dates are August 4-6, 2017. The poster will be displayed at the merchandise booth, in press releases, on the website, in festival materials including, but not limited to, brochures, kiosks, and festival signage.

Submission Guidelines
The purpose of this call is to identify the artist to create the 17th annual Satchmo SummerFest signature artwork. The final version of the artwork is subject to change, as FQFI reserves the right to request changes to the design. The design must be original artwork and contain one or more the following to qualify:

Louis Armstrong
Trumpet or Jazz Band
French Quarter Scene
Armstrong Related Image
Festival Scene

There is no size limit. However, traditionally a standard vertical design with a central focal point and vibrant palate are most successful (transferred to a 22” x 30” print). Please refer to past festival posters below. When designing the artwork, please keep in mind that we are seeking high-quality, merchandisable artwork that can be reproduced across various mediums including but not limited to silkscreen t-shirts.

Judging and Selection of Poster
The selected design will be determined by the 2017 FQFI Merchandise Committee. The committee’s decision will be final. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. reserves the right not to select artwork if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received. French Quarter Festival reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion. The selected artist will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the artwork to French Quarter Festivals, Inc (including the original artwork, as well as, any future reproductions). All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design. All entries will become the sole property of FQFI and may be displayed publicly on the Satchmo SummerFest website. All marketing of image will be done by FQFI. Any marketing of image by artist must be agreed upon prior to use.

How to Enter
Please submit entries either by email to Becca Schick at rschick@fqfi.org or mail/drop off entries to 400 North Peters Street, Suite 205, New Orleans, LA, 70130. Entry may be a sketch and does NOT need to be a finished painting or artwork. However, if submitting a sketch, please also include samples of existing artwork that shows artist’s style or a website where art samples can be viewed. Please do NOT submit original artwork. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2017. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for selection.

Acceptance
Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the call, the entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read, understood, and agrees to be bound by these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the entrant and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. in relation to the contest.

Please contact Becca Schick, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Merchandise Manager, at (504) 227-3126 or rschick@fqfi.org.

Past Posters

Terry Marks – 2016


Phil Bascle – 2015


Christy Work Boutte – 2011

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 underwrites one musical performance

$1,000 ‘Slim’ Sponsor
• Underwrites one performance
• 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 Opening Night Gala
• Sponsor Hospitality Passes
VIP access for two
• Merchandise pack, including two official festival posters, signed and numbered by the artist

$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 Opening Night Gala
VIP access for four
• Merchandise pack, including eight official festival posters, signed and numbered by the artist
• Early renewals* receive logo placement on the 2017 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 Rebecca Schick at 504-227-3126 or 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 2017 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, 2017. Satchmo SummerFest application deadline is July 24, 2017. 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.

Entertainment Intern

FQFI Entertainment Manager Intern
Start date: January, 2018
Respond to: Greg Schatz, FQFI Entertainment Manager, 504-227-3121, greg@fqfi.org

This is a non-paid internship but is an invaluable learning opportunity for someone interested to gain experience in large-scale live event production in high paced environments. Willingness to take on any task, ask questions, and be a team player is of upmost importance.

French Quarter Festival is the largest free festival in the South and 23 stages of live music in 2017. Intern would assist the Entertainment Manager with many aspects of entertainment production, including:

PRE-FESTIVAL: Weekly office hours are flexible.
• Create spreadsheets, files, bins, make directions and maps. etc..
• Update and review musician contracts.
• Advance technical needs with over 260 musical groups.
• Creating production binder books for production crew, stage managers, musician parking staff and sound companies.
• Help organize and implement musician parking program.
• Mail various credential placards.
• Logistical planning for the musicians and crew.
LOAD-IN:
• Assist in set up of festival including, stage and backstage areas, placing signage,
• Make sure sound companies have everything they need to have stages ready.

DURING FESTIVAL: April 12-15, 2018 (Long daily hours)
Intern would work as a production assistant during the entire 4 days of French Quarter Festival.
• Coordinate with entertainment manager and other productions assistants to solve problems and complete production tasks.
• Coordinate with musician parking lot personnel.
• Help musicians with transportation issues.
• Work as needed to ensure festival success.

LOAD OUT/WRAP UP: (if available) signage, equipment, supplies from festival sites back FQFI offices .
• Logging surveys and doing wrap up work.

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

Marketing Intern

Marketing Intern
Start date: January 2018
Respond to: Rebecca Sell, Marketing and Publicity Manager (504) 227-3119 or rebecca@fqfi.org

This is a non-paid internship but a valuable learning opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in non-profit, event marketing, public relations, direct marketing, 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 complete music schedule for publication on website, app, and brochure
• Research: create and/or update artist bios
• Serve as a festival representative at press conferences
• Assist in editing official festival brochure and press releases
• Create press kits and media credentials
• Assist with media production schedule
• Community outreach and brochure distribution

DURING FESTIVAL: April 12-15, 2018 – Must be available all day each day of event
• Manage media center
• Support social media team
• Hang signage
• Serve as production assistant for media broadcasts

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

Musician Sponsorship and Merchandise Intern

Musician Sponsorship & Merchandise Intern
(One position supporting 2 departments)
Start Date: January 2018
Respond to: Becca Schick, Musician Sponsorship & Merchandise Manager 504-227-3126 or rschick@fqfi.org

This is a non-paid internship, but will be an invaluable learning opportunity for someone interested in large-scale special event production, non-profit work, and areas of merchandise production and sales for a festival and sponsorship/development. Heavy lifting and physical stamina are required for this position.

PRE-FESTIVAL: Weekly office hours are flexible.
• Cold call businesses and individuals to solicit funds for MSP
• Data base management for the Musician Sponsorship Program (MSP)
• Create and update spreadsheets, files, binders and bins
• Collect, sort, organize and label sponsor banners for distribution
• Create sponsorship deliverable bags/assist in delivering
• Inventory sort and pack incoming merchandise
• Assist in hanging banners and signage

DURING FESTIVAL: April 12-15, 2018 – Must be available all day each day of event
• Booth set-up including merchandise displays
• Moving merchandise between booths using a hand truck or golf cart
• Retrieving and delivering banners to stages
• Packing up and inventorying merchandise at the end of festival

Operations Intern

Operations and Production Intern
Start date: January, 2018
Reports to: AJ Gaulton, Operations and Production Manager, (504) 227-3120 or AJ@fqfi.org

This non-paid internship is an invaluable learning opportunity for someone interested to gain experience in large-scale live event production. The candidate must be detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills, and be a ‘can-do’ member of the French Quarter Festivals, Inc. team. He/she will assist in all logistics in producing the 2018 French Quarter Festival, presented by Chevron.
January through March, 2018, PRE-FESTIVAL: Weekly in-office hours, schedule can be flexible.

• Learn the festival footprint, critical suppliers and site owners, and team responsibilities
• Create, update, and monitor important information in spreadsheets, contracts, binders, and maps
• Inventory management (bins of equipment, signage, supplies, fire extinguishers, etc.)
• Think critically in assisting in preparation of meetings with suppliers
• Assist in the parking process for all necessary staff, suppliers, and sponsors
• Credential ordering, management, and distribution

April 2-11, 2018, LOAD-IN: schedule can be flexible
• As many days the candidate can work is encouraged. Work will be on your feet outdoors.
• Assist with banners and signage, equipment placement, communication across all departments
• odd-duties: must be able to lift 20lbs comfortably

April 12-15, 2018, FESTIVAL: (required)
• Participate as a credentialed member of the Operations Department, assisting in a variety of ways:
o Moving supplies, signage, equipment, or people (via golf cart) anywhere within our festival footprint
o Representative of the festival Operation Department and report issues to manager
o Monitoring site operations, crowd activity, parking operations

April 15-20, 2018, LOAD OUT: (if available)
• Assist in removing signage, equipment, supplies from festival sites back FQFI offices

Volunteer and Festival Programming Intern

Call for: Volunteer and Festival Programming Intern
Start date: January, 2018
Festival Dates: Thursday April 12th – Sunday April 15th
Respond to: Sabrina Cutaia, Volunteers & Festival Programming; (504) 227-3171 or Sabrina@fqfi.org

This is a non-paid internship, but will be an invaluable learning opportunity for someone interested in large-scale special event production and non-profit work. Ideal candidates are self-motivated to grow as an individual and professional.

DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

• Strong customer service attitude and experience in effectively dealing with diverse personalities and backgrounds
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and multi-tasking
• Apt time management skills with ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet assigned deadlines
• Ability to learn new software; Previous experience in database management is beneficial, but not required
• Resourcefulness in problem solving; Ability to adapt quickly to change and act with the appropriate sense of urgency
• Ability to work successfully in collaborative team environments
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PRE-FESTIVAL:
• Assist in database management for the 2018 French Quarter Festival Volunteers
• Create spreadsheets, files, binders, bins, volunteer maps, etc.
• Assist in preparation of materials for meetings, trainings, and recruitment efforts
• Create and laminate signage
• Take inventory and prepare volunteer shirts and food tickets
• Assist in load-in responsibilities – general organization, hanging banners and signage

DURING FESTIVAL: (if available)
• Assist Volunteer & Festival Programming department with their duties and perform other actions as requested by Volunteer & Festival Programming Coordinator for the Event, including, without limitation:

Volunteers

  • Provide routine checks to ensure all are following protocol
  • Assist in providing volunteers with information or direction to shifts on-site if necessary
  • Use best judgement to assess situations and relay to Volunteer & Festival Programming Coordinator

Festival Programming
  • Assist in liaising with festival programming partners and organizations
  • Ensure all are adhering to FQFI protocol and schedule (if applicable) set forth by Volunteer & Festival Programming Coordinator

LOAD OUT: (if available)
• Remove signage from festival sites
• Gather, inventory, and organize signage and supplies