French Quarter Festival announces 2015 music lineup

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Allen Toussaint performs Thursday, April 9, at French Quarter Festival. - MICHAEL WILSON
  • MICHAEL WILSON
  • Allen Toussaint performs Thursday, April 9, at French Quarter Festival.

The French Quarter Festival announced its music lineup for 2015. It includes Allen Toussaint, Ellis Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band, The Dixie Cups, Eric Lindell, John Boutte, John Mooney and Bluesiana, Amanda Shaw, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band and many others. 

The festival takes place throughout the French Quarter April 9-12. It's adding two new stages to bring the total to 23. Full lineup by day after the jump.

Thursday, April 9

Allen Toussaint
Benny Grunch and the Bunch
Big Chief Smiley Ricks and the One Nation Band*
Blues Masters featuring "Big Al" Carson
Chris Owens
Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe
Doug Kershaw and Steve Riley
Ellis Marsalis
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
Irvin Mayfield and NOJO: the music of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and The Grateful Dead
James Andrews
Jimmy Thibodeaux
The Joe Krown Trio with Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Batiste Jr.
Mia Borders
Orleans Brass Band
Panorama Jazz Band
Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ Jubilee*
PresHall Brass
Rebirth Brass Band
The Speakeasy Quartet and the NOLA Jitterbugs*
Susan Cowsill
Travis Black and the Heart Attacks*
Travis Matte and the Kingpins*

Friday, April 10

Adam Crochet
Audacity Brass Band
Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Bag of Donuts
Bonerama
Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
Chris Ardoin*
Connie Jones and the FQF All Stars
Davis Rogan
The Dixie Cups
The Doghill Stompers*
The Dukes of Dixieland
Eric Lindell
Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes
Fredy Omar con su Banda
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review
The Idlewild String Confederation
Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
Irvin Mayfield and NOJO: the music of Led Zepplin, Nirvana, and Queen
John Boutte
John Mooney and Bluesiana
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Jump, Jive and Wail*
Kid Merv & All That Jazz
Leroy Jones' Original Hurricane Brass Band
Lynn Drury Band
Marc Stone
Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles
Neshia Ruffins & the Young Franchise Band*
New Breed Brass Band*
New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Special Guests
The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars*
New Orleans Nightcrawlers
Norbert Slama Trio
The Original Pinettes Brass Band
Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars
Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators
Sweet Crude
Tank and the Bangas
Waylon Thibodeaux Band
The Write Brothers*

Saturday, April 11

Alexandra Scott
Amanda Shaw
Andrew Duhon
Bamboula 2015
Banu Gibson & the New Orleans Hot Jazz
Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias
Brandon Moreau & His Cajungrass
Brass-A-Holics
Charmaine Neville
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town
Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders
Colin Lake
Daria and the Hip Drops
Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers
Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One
Flow Tribe
Garden District Trio
Gina Brown & Anutha Level
Guitar Slim, Jr.*
Harmonouche
Helen Gillet's Wazozo Zorchestra
The Honorable South*
Hot Rod Lincoln
Hot Stuff featuring Becky Allen
The Iguanas
Ingrid Lucia
Irvin Mayfield and NOJO: Children's Songs
Jerry Embree's Jazzman Band
Jimmy LaRocca's Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Jumonville Staehle Band
Guitarist John Rankin
Karen Waldrup
Kim Carson and the Real Deal
Lagniappe Brass Band
The Lena Prima Band
Linnzi Zaorski
Lisa Lynn
Little Freddie King
LosOtras*
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca*
Mississippi Rail Company*
New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra
New Orleans Moonshiners
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys
Onward Brass Band
Orange Kellin's New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra
The Original Pin Stripe Jazz Band
Orleans Brass Band
Patrice Fisher and Arpa
Paul Sanchez
Paulin Brothers Jazz Band
Philip Melancon
Revealers
Rhodes Spedale & Live Jazz Group
Rick Trolsen's New Orleans Po'Boys
Robin Barnes
The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins
Sean Bruce
Shannon Powell & his Traditional All-Stars
The Smoking Time Jazz Club
Spencer Bohren and the Whippersnappers
Stooges Brass Band
Storyville Stompers Brass Band
Tim Laughlin
The Tin Men
Travis Meadows
Tricia Boutté & the Bootleg Operation
Walter 'Wolfman' Washington and the Roadmasters
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
Zazou City

Sunday, April 12

Alexis and the Samurai
Amy Trail
Anaïs St. John
Andrew Hall's Society Brass Band
Astral Project
Babineaux Sisters Band
Barbara Shorts
Ben Polcer and the Grinders
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang
Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders
Bucktown All-Stars
Cardinal Sons
Carl LeBlanc
Corey Henry's Treme Funktet
Cori Walters and the Universe Jazz Band
Creole String Beans
Cristina Perez
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Dancing at Dusk with Tom Saunders and the Tomcats
Dash Rip Rock
Don Jamison Heritage School of Music
Duke Heitger's Steamboat Stompers
Erin Miley
The Friendly Travelers
Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band
Funk Monkey*
Gerald French and Friends
Glen David Andrews
Hanna Kreiger-Benson
Higher Heights Band
Honey Island Swamp Band
Hot Club of New Orleans
The Irene Sage Band
Jeremy Davenport
Joe Cabral Thrio
Jo-el Sonnier
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Kid Simmons Jazz Band
Kristin Diable
Lars Edegran's New Orleans Jazz Band
The Last Straws
Leroy Jones & New Orleans' Finest
Los Po-Boy-Citos
Mahogany Brass Band
Michaela Harrison
Miss Sophie Lee
New Birth Brass Band
The New Orleans Songbook: Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield, and NOJO
Norbert Slama
Palmetto Bug Stompers
Peter Novelli
The Pfister Sisters
Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees
Raw Oyster Cult
Red Hot Brass Band
Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil
Robin Barnes
Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers*
St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus
St. Louis Cathedral's Young Organist in Residence Karol Mossakowski
Tom McDermot and His Jazz Hellions
Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Legacy Band
Treme Brass Band
Tribute to Al Belletto featuring Leif Pedersen's 1944 Big Band
Tuba Skinny
Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans


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