April 15, 2017

ON THE SCENE: French Quarter Festival 2017 [PHOTOS]

2017 New OrleansFrench Quarter Festival
2017 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. Desktop/Laptop users: CLICK THE PIC for a slideshow of photos.
The annual French Quarter Festival is 4 days of FREE local New Orleans music, and this year, just like last year, the pretty weather stole the show. SCORE. This was also the first year that I attended the festival all 4 days. I mean, why not? Fabulous weather, free local music, yummy local food made for a great long weekend spent in New Orleans. READ THE REST below for more photos.

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PNC Kango Slimm Mr. Meana DJ Jubilee
Partners-N-Crime (left, Kango Slimm, right, Mr. Meana) perform at the 2017 French Quarter Festival with DJ Jubilee (center)
The highlight of the festival for me was seeing Partners-N-Crime (Kango Slimm and Mr. Meana) and DJ Jubilee up close. PNC and DJ Jubilee party anthems brought me all the way back to the club days, when I was in my early to mid 20's, dancing on speakers, lol. They've been performing for 25 years and they still sound exactly the same as they did in 1994. The crowd was hype and ready for them. I was too, almost forgot I was there for the photos.
PNC Kango Slimm
Kango Slimm of Partners-N-Crime. Desktop/Laptop users: CLICK THE PIC for a slideshow of photos.
PNC Mr. Meana
Mr. Meana of Partners-N-Crime
DJ Jubilee
DJ Jubilee
hype crowd for Partners N Crime French Quarter Fest 2017
The crowd was hype for Partners-N-Crime at the 2017 French Quarter Festival
Over 700,000 festival-goers attended the 2017 French Quarter Festival which featured legendary artists with New Orleans roots like Aaron Neville (making his festival debut!) and Irma Thomas, the festival boasted 23 stages that showcased everything from Brass Bands (!!) to Zydeco. To satisfy your palette, there were nearly 100 food and beverage booths aka the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch" serving everything from boiled crawfish to yummy Jamaican Jerk, to snowballs and cocktails. The 2017 French Quarter Festival was a fun time once again. Why would anyone ever want to miss this? Photography by Ron Ward.

Aaron Neville performs
Aaron Neville performs on the Abita Beer Stage. CLICK THE PIC for a slideshow of the photos.
Aaron Neville performs
Aaron Neville headlines the 2017 New Orleans French Quarter Festival. CLICK THE PIC for a slideshow of photos.
Aaron Neville on the Abita Beer Stage
Aaron Neville performs on the Abita Beer Stage
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas performs at the 2017 French Quarter Festival
man with snake
Man with his pet snake at French Quarter Fest 2017
Jack Daniels Stage
Jack Daniels Stage
DJ at Jack Daniels Stage
DJ at the Jack Daniels Stage
New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans French Quarter
vacation probation new orleans
Went on vacation left on probation.
Jackson Square
Jackson Square
Higher Heights Band Revue
Higher Heights Band Revue
Higher Heights Band Revue
Higher Heights Band Revue
Louisiana Funky Butts
Louisiana Funky Butts
The Original Pinettes Brass Band
The Original Pinettes Brass Band
little girl trumpet
Little girl inspired by the Original Pinettes Brass Band
14 Parishes Jamaican Restaurant Cooking
14 Parishes Jamaican Restaurant
jamaican jerk chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken from 14 Parishes Restaurant
Three Muses Feta Fries
Three Muses Feta Fries
Dwayne Dopsie
Dwayne Dopsie
Dwayne Dopsie crowd
Dwayne Dopsie Crowd
Us on Decatur Street
Decatur Street
Tank and the Bangas
Tank and the Bangas 
Tank and the Bangas
Tank and the Bangas 
The Soul Rebels
The Soul Rebels

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