The French Quarter Festival 2023 lineup will include The Soul Rebels with Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, Ani DiFranco and more | Events

The Soul Rebels along with Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, Ani DiFranco, Sweet Crude, Dee1, Flagboy Giz and Iceman Special are among more than 270 artists scheduled to perform at the French Quarter Festival from April 13-16.

French Quarter Festivals, Inc., announced the heavy lineup for New Orleans this morning for its 40th anniversary. The free festival features 20 stages across the French Quarter and the Riverfront. Look below for the full daily lineup.

The FQF will also feature over 60 local restaurants and food vendors operating throughout the festival, including Jacques-Imo’s, Southerns, Addis NOLA, Morrow’s, Ajun Cajun and Vaucresson’s Sausage Co.

The festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. with its annual second line kickoff on Bourbon Street to Jackson Square. And the day will end with a performance by Irma Thomas on the festival’s main Chevron stage and a fireworks display.

Along with returning artists like John Boutte, Robin Barnes and the Fiyabirds, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Erica Falls, Delfeayo Marsalis and James Andrews, more than 50 musicians and bands will debut this year, including LeTrainiump, Jason Neville Funky Soul Band and Los Guiros.

Music will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the four-day event, and there will also be kids’ activities, free dance lessons and more.

The daily schedule is below.

Thursday April 13

Group of the Babineaux sisters

bag of donuts

Corey Ledet and his band Zydeco

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Ernie Vincent

Gerard Delafose and the Zydeco Gators

Irma Thomas, queen of New Orleans soul

The New Orleans Sound of Joe Lastie

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers

Louisiana LeRoux

Mahogany marching band

Mem Shannon and the members

Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show


Conservation brass

Roderick Paulin (REV) and the Congregation


Susan Cowsill

The Dirty Dozen Marching Band


The Lilli Lewis Project

Skinny Snorkel

friday april 14

Alex McMurray and his band

Amanda Shaw

Antoine Deil & New Orleans Misfit Power Band

Beau Bayou and the Sabine Connection

Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men

Bon Bon Vivant



Dee 1

DeJan’s Olympia Brass Band

Duane Bortles Group

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie

Eric Johanson

Erica Falls

Flagboy Giz and the wild Tchoupitoulas

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Magazine

George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners

Giantfunk with Gerald French

Upper Heights Reggae Band

Ingrid Lucia

James Andrew

Jamey St Pierre and THC

Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

Jean Boutte

brazen kings


Louis Ford and his New Orleans flairs

Mayumi Shara and New Orleans Jazz Letters

Ace from the middle of town

move it

Palmetto Bug Crushers

Panoramic Jazz Band

Rachel Fleetwood and Perfect Love Band

raw deal

Red Hot Marching Band

Robin Barnes and the Fiyabirds

Samantha Fish

Secret Six Jazz Band

Riders in slow motion

Solid Harmony – Tribute To Topsy Chapman

Sporty Marching Band

Sweet Crude

T Marie and Bayou Juju

The Jake Landry Band

The Catahoulas of New Orleans

The revealers

The Soul Rebels ft. BigFreedia

The Wolfe Johns Blues Band

Tom Saunders and the HOTCATS

Tommy McLain and CC Adcock

Treme Brass Band

Troy Sawyer and the Elementz

water seed

saturday april 15

gang 79rs

Anna Laura Quinn

Trio André Duhon

Astral Project

Audubon Charter Middle School Choir conducted by Davis Rogan

Banu Gibson

Barbara Short and Blue Jazz

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles

Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Charmaine Neville

Christian Serpas and ghost town

Chucky C & Band


Don Vappie & Banjo a la Creole

flow tribe

Fritzel’s All Star Band

There was Ghaïla

Helen Gillet & Wazozo

Jason Neville Group FunkySoul

Joe Kron

John “Dad” Big

Johnny J and the Hitmen

Joy Clark

Julien Primeaux

chris royal

Kid Simmons jazz band

christian devil

Lawrence Cotton’s Legendary Experience

Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Marching Band

Leslie Cooper and Music Street

Lisa Amos

Little Freddie King

Lynn Drury

Peter Mark

Mark Braud’s New Orleans Jazz Giants

Mark Brooks

Marty Peters and the Party Meters

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns

Michael Doucet & Letting Go

Miss Sophie Lee

Minoan Music: Tribute to Damas “Fanfan” Louis

New Orleans Classical Jazz Orchestra

New Orleans Nightcrawlers

NPS African Drum & Dance Program ft Wowo Souakoli & Sidiki Conde

NPS Arrowhead Jazz Band

marching band forward

Papo and Son Mandao

Patrice Fisher and Arpa

Quiana Lynel

Project R Marching Band

Renaissance marching band

Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Seguenon Koné with Ivorie Show

Shake Em’ Up Jazz Band

Shamar Allen

Shannon Powell All-Star Traditional Band

Shawana rice

Slangston Hughes and the Rimless Bentley

Songs for Jr Rangers with Richard Scott

Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band

Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots

Dixie mugs

The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

The Pinettes Original Fanfare

The Rumble with Chef Joseph Boudreaux Jr

Tim Laughlin

Tommy Sancton’s Legacy Band in New Orleans

Long live music for children

Chaz Blues Trio Washboard

Waylon Thibodeaux Band


sunday april 16

21st century brass

ACE (Anderson, Chute, Easley)

And then came the humans

Andy J Forest Band

Bambola 2000

Bucktown All Stars

Cary Hudson with Katrina Miller and Anna Hudson

Cha Wa

charlie gabriel

New Orleans Serenaders by Clive Wilson

Creole green beans

Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar Band with Al “Carnival Time” Johnson

Cupid and the band Dance Party Express

David Bandrowski and the Rhumba Defense

Dr Sick and the latest big names

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Edna Karr

Always more nest

George W. Carver

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras

Gumbeaux juice

Halloran and the Tropicals

happy talk tape

Honey Island Swamp Strip

New Orleans Hot Club

Ice Man Special

James Rivers Movement

Jamil Sharif

Jena McSwain jazz band

Jeremy Davenport

John Mooney

Johnette Downing – Louisiana Roots Music for Children

Jon Cleary and the Absolute Gentlemen Monsters

Jourdan Thibodeaux and the Rangers

Kelly Love Jones

The little death

Lena Cousin

Leroy Jones and the Best of New Orleans

The Guiros

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The Lost Hikers of the Bayou

Maggie Koerner

Marina Orchestra

Maude Caillat

Mikhala “Jazz Muffin” Iversen

Minus the Saint

Songs by Nana Sula and Asase Yaa

On the Levee Jazz Band

Paulin Brothers Jazz Band

Preston Frank and the Frank Family Band

Red Wolf Marching Band

Rhodes Spedale Tribute ft. live jazz band

Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters

Rory Danger and the dangers of dangers

Sierra Green

Songs for Jr Rangers with Sam Kuslan

Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators

Storyville Stompers Marching Band

Tank and the Bangas

New Orleans Swinger Gypsies

NOCCA Jazz Ensemble

The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

The Pfister sisters

The singing dogs

Tiffany Pollack & Co.

tiny dinosaur

Tonya Boyd Canon

Tyron Benoit Group

Wanda Rouzan and a taste of New Orleans

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