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French Quarter Festival underway

1 year ago Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:24:50 AM CDT April 10, 2014 Thursday, April 10 2014 Apr 10, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The four day French Quarter Festival in New Orleans got underway Thursday and runs through Sunday.

The Festival was launched in 1984 to draw people back to the Quarter after the underwhelming 1984 World's Fair. It drew little interest with mostly empty streets back then. Now it's being called the world's greatest block party.

It now attracts hundreds of thousands to hear musicians representing all kinds of styles from traditional and contemporary jazz, R&B, funk, brass bands, Latin, and zydeco.

A highlight this year will be a Friday performance by Dr. John, who last played the French Quarter Fest in 1987.

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