The 2012 French Quarter Festival will highlight New Orleans’ signature music, food, and culture April 12-16 in the event’s historic neighborhood namesake. The BMI day stage returns for a third year and will feature 16 of the region’s finest up-and-comers.
Slated for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the BMI stage will set up at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Performers will include singer/songwriters Charlie Oxford, Jon Roniger, Erin Miley, Denton Hatcher, Alexis Marceaux, Sean Bruce, Andrew Duhon, Kristin Diable, Reed Alleman, Armand St. Martin, Jalan Crossland, Olga Wilhemine, David Shaw, Jim McCormick & Jason Matthews, Colin Lake, and The Backyard Heavies.
Saturday, April 14
11-11:30 a.m. Charlie Oxford
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Jon Roniger
12:30-1:00 p.m. Erin Miley
1:15-1:45 p.m. Denton Hatcher
2:00-2:30 p.m. Alexis Marceaux
2:45-3:15 p.m. Sean Bruce
3:30-4:00 p.m. Andrew Duhon
4:15-5:00 p.m. Kristin Diable
Sunday, April 15
11-11:30 a.m. Reed Alleman
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Armand St. Martin
12:30-1:00 p.m. Jalan Crossland
1:15-1:45 p.m. Olga Wilhemine
2:00-2:30 p.m. David Shaw
2:45-3:15 p.m. Jim McCormick & Jason Matthews
3:30-4:00 p.m. Colin Lake
4:15-5:00 p.m. The Backyard Heavies
About the 2012 French Quarter Festival:
Now in its 29th year, the largest free music festival in the South is proud to showcase the finest music, food and culture that are uniquely New Orleans. This year’s festival will feature over 275 hours of free music across 20 stages throughout the historic French Quarter. With over 800 local musicians, every genre is represented. From traditional and contemporary jazz, to rhythm and blues, New Orleans funk, Zydeco, to brass bands, folk, opera and gospel, there is truly something for everyone. Special events within the festival include the opening parade, the World Championship Crawfish Eating Contest, Battle of the Bands, Dancing at Dusk, the International Music Colloquium, family-fun activities at Children’s Headquarters, the World’s Largest Jazz Brunch, and more. The 2012 French Quarter Festival is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., (FQFI) the 501(c)3 nonprofit Organization. For more information on French Quarter Festival, call 504-522-5730 or visit online at www.fqfi.org.