Over 1,800 Louisiana musicians perform at our events. Want to join them?

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.


French Quarter Fest 2024 is April 11-14.  The deadline to submit applications was September 1, 2023 and is now closed. 


Satchmo SummerFest is August 3-4, 2024.

Applications will be accepted through February 1 – May 1, 2024.

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) is able to pay all musicians with financial support from sponsors. Our team reaches out to the community seeking participation in FQFI’s Musician Sponsorship program to secure sponsors and pair them with bands performing at our festivals. Please note: securing your own sponsor is not a requirement for selection to perform at our festivals but we’re always on the lookout for new partners. 
If you already have a business, individual, or entity that would like to sponsor your performance, please have them contact our Development Director, Karin Curley at to discuss the next steps and sponsor benefits.