French Quarter Festival reveals 2016 lineup
NEW ORLEANS - Considered to be the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world, the free French Quarter Festival is bringing several first-time artists to this year's lineup that spans musical genres from Zydeco to blues to rock and soul.
Organizers released the schedule Wednesday for the April 7-10 event held in the city's famous historic neighborhood. It includes debuts by rock band Cowboy Mouth, blues musician Sonny Landreth and soul singer Jean Knight, who's known for her classic hit, "Mr. Big Stuff." They're among more than 1,700 musicians scheduled to perform.
The 33rd annual event will include a tribute to Allen Toussaint, who died in November, and made his festival debut in 2015. Executive Director Marci Schramm says Toussaint was the face of that festival and a substantial tribute is planned.
You can view the full schedule of events and music at French Quarter Fest's website.