New Orleans will be live with sounds coming from the heart of the city. Check out who you wanna see at this weekend’s French Quarter Fest, reflect on one of hip hop’s legends, or dabble into all things good music and art. No matter what you do, have a blast!
French Quarter Fest – The 33rd annual French Quarter Festival will be jammed packed with 23 stages and over 65 food tents. On Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11:59 p.m., enjoy over 300 hours of entertainment in the heart of the French Quarter. And it’s FREE! Full Schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
Beats, Rhymes, and Phife – a benefit for The New Orleans Musicians Clinic to promote diabetes awareness featuring performances to celebrate the life of the late, great Phife Dawg and a reception and film screening of Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest. The benefit will take place at The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
LAGNIAPPE – a social event, hosted by DJ RQ Away and his #Awayteam, that features a night eclectic, soulful, and dance worthy music that’ll make you sweat out your clothes. From 10 until, RQ Away will keep you grooving ’til you can’t dance no mo’ inside the world famous Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave. Check out tips on what to expect and what to wear. Get tickets
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
AbstRacT – an event that infuses multiple mediums of ARTistry: music, food, fine/visual/performance art and more under one roof. In this edition, Trumpeter Shamar Allen will be performing and ART by Jay will be providing a canvas painting while DJ Shatt’s on the 1s and 2s. Experience the artistic vibes at Gravier St. Social, 533 Gravier St. starting at 9 p.m. Purchase tickets.