French Quarter Festival Announces 2016 Musical Lineup

Leslie T. Snadowsky
Kermit Ruffins – FQF 2015

NEW ORLEANS – French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) announced the musical lineup for the 33rd Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, which takes place from Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10, 2016.

         FQFI reps said the French Quarter Festival is the largest showcase of Louisiana music, anywhere, and employs more than 1,700 world-class, local musicians.


French Quarter Festival 2016 Musical Lineup, as of 2-17-16

(A full schedule will be released in March)


*Festival debuts


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bag of Donuts

Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Cha Wa*

Charlie Wooten Project*

Cowboy Mouth*

Deacon John

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

The Dixie Cups

The Doghill Stompers

Ellis Marsalis

Fredy Omar con su Banda

The Joe Krown Trio w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste Jr.

John "Papa" Gros

John Boutte

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Lynn Drury Band

The New Orleans Suspects

Panorama Jazz Band

PresHall Brass

Sonny Landreth*


The Revelers

The Tin Men


Friday, April 8, 2016

The Allyn Robinson Project

Andre Bouvier and the Royal Bohemians

Audacity Brass Band

Babineaux Sisters Band

Banu Gibson and New Orleans Hot Jazz

The Batture Boys, featuring Tommy Malone & Ray Ganucheau*

Ben Polcer and the Grinders

Benny Grunch and the Bunch

Bill Summers & Jazalsa

Chris Mulé and the Perpetrators

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Connie Jones and the FQF All Stars

Davell Crawford

Dex Daley & Jam-X*

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The Dukes Of Dixieland

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Irene Sage Band

Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans

James Andrews

Johnny J. and the Hitmen

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Kid Merv & All That Jazz

Kim Carson and the Real Deal

Leroy Jones' Original Hurricane Brass Band

Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners

Little Maker*

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Marc Stone

Mason Ruffner*

Mia Borders

Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles

New Birth Brass Band

New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings

New Orleans Nightcrawlers


Red Wolf Brass Band

Robin Barnes

Sarah Quintana & the Miss River Band*

Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs

Soul Project NOLA

Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators

Susan Cowsill

Sweet Crude

Tuba Skinny

Vic Shepherd with More Reverb

Walter 'Wolfman' Washington and the Roadmasters

Waylon Thibodeaux Band


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Adam Crochet

Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul*

Anaïs St. John

Andre Bohren*

Andrew Duhon

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Bad Penny Pleasuremakers*

Bamboula 2015

Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias

Big Sam's Funky Nation


Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders

Camile Baudoin and the Living Rumors

Casa Samba Extravaganza

Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6*

Charmaine Neville

Christian Serpas & Ghost Town

Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders

Daria & The Hip Drops

Dash Rip Rock

Dayna Kurtz

Denton Hatcher

Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders

Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse

Duke Heitger's Steamboat Stompers

Erin Miley


Flow Tribe

Funk Monkey

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Garden District Band

Gina Brown & Anutha Level

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras

Happy Talk Band

Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees

Hot Club of New Orleans

Hot Rod Lincoln

The Iguanas

Jerry Embree's Jazzman Band

Jo-el Sonnier

John Mooney and Bluesiana

Jumonville Staehle Band

Kelcy Wilburn

Lena Prima and Band

Leroy Jones & New Orleans' Finest

Lillian Boutté & Gumbo Zaire

Linnzi Zaorski

Little Freddie King

Mahogany Brass Band

Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns

Michael "Soulman" Batiste*

Miss Sophie Lee

Naughty Professor

New Breed Brass Band

New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra

The New Orleans Jazz Vipers

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Opera Creole

Orange Kellin's New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra

Ovi-G and the Froggies

Partners-N-Crime & the Big EZ Band featuring DJ Jubilee

Paulin Brothers Jazz Band

Red Hot Brass Band

The Revealers

Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group

Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil

The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins

The Salt Wives*

Smoke N Bones*

Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band

Stooges Brass Band

Storyville Stompers Brass Band

Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots

Tank and The Bangas

Tim Laughlin

Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions

T-Ray The Violinist and D2R (Dreams2Reality)


Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Wendell Brunious

Wes Raymond &The SOUL Factory*


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Alex McMurray

Alexandra Scott

Amanda Shaw

Amy Trail

Andrew Hall's Society Brass Band

Andre Bouvier and the Royal Bohemians

Andy J Forest Trio*

Astral Project


Bucktown All-Stars

Buckwheat Zydeco*

Caesar Brothers Funk Box*

Carl LeBlanc

Chance Bushman & The Ibervillianaires*


Colin Lake

Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Cori Walters and the Universe Jazz Band

Creole String Beans


Don Jamison Heritage School Of Music

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Egg Yolk Jubilee

Erica Falls

Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band

Goat in the Road (Comedy Troupe)*

Guitar Slim, Jr.

Guitarist John Rankin

Hanna Kreiger-Benson


Helen Gillet's Wazozo Zorchestra

Honey Island Swamp Band

Hot Stuff featuring Becky Allen

Ingrid Lucia

Jean Knight and Her Band*

Jee Yeoun Ko and Friends

Jeremy Davenport

Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra

Joe Cabral Thrio

Johnny J. and the Hitmen

John Rankin

Ken Swartz & the Palace of Sin*

Kid Simmons Jazz Band

Kris Tokarski

Lagniappe Brass Band

Lars Edegran's New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra

The Last Straws

Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience

Los Po-Boy-Citos



Marc Adams Band

Mark Brooks

Melody Cloud Singers

New Orleans Moonshiners

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra

The Original Pinettes Brass Band

Palmetto Bug Stompers

Patrice Fisher and Arpa

Paul Sanchez

Peter Novelli

The Pfister Sisters

Raw Oyster Cult

Reed Alleman Band

Rick Trolsen's New Orleans Po'Boys

Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars

Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band

Shotgun Jazz Band

The Smoking Time Jazz Club

Solid Harmony

Sons of Jazz Brass Band

St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus

St. Louis Cathedral Artist in Residence, Pierre Querol

Sweet Cecilia

Thais Clark & her JAZZsters*

Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Legacy Band

Treme Brass Band

Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans


         French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is produced by FQFI, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which also produces Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December. 

         FQFI's mission is to promote the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of New Orleans, contribute to the economic well-being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.

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