Aaron Neville makes his French Quarter Festival debut Thursday afternoon in Woldenberg Park. He joins hundreds of local and visiting musicians who fill the free festival's 23 stages during a long weekend. There's everything from classical music to zydeco at stages spread from the Aquarium of the Americas to the Old U.S. Mint and Decatur to Bourbon streets. Besides music, there are film screenings, panel discussions, food and drink vendors and everything else the French Quarter has to offer. Below are our picks for music at festival stages and club shows in the evening, as well as special events and new restaurants and bars to try.
Saturday, April 8 | Sunday, April 9
10 club concerts to see after French Quarter Fest
Late-night club concerts following the fest
Where to eat and drink after French Quarter Fest
New bars and restaurants in and around the Quarter
Films, panel discussions and kids activities at French Quarter fest
Second line parades, interviews and more