Louisiana’s largest free music festival bursts into the streets of the French Quarter with new stages and stagings as well as a stellar line up of performers April 11 through April 13, 2008.
Thousands of local music and Quarter lovers happily converge during FQF and savvy music tourists have figured out that French Quarter Festival just may be a better way to enjoy the authentic sounds, heartbeat and soul of New Orleans than the overcrowded Jazz and Heritage Festival scheduled for the end of April.
Visit www.fqfi.org for the changing line-up of performers over the three day festival or call (504)522-5730.
French Quarter Festival is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc (FQFI) a 501 c (3) nonprofit which also produces Satchmo SummerFest in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."