Progressive’s Weekend: French Quarter Fest Lineups & More


Another week has come an gone, which means it’s time again for Big Easy Magazine’s Progressive Weekend events! French Quarter Fest is in full swing, but there’s plenty to see and do beyond that. Let’s jump right in and get started.

Friday, April 12

Photo courtesy of Tulane Public Relations

French Quarter Fest Lineup

Chevron Stage

  • Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours – 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Babineaux Sisters Band – 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m
  • Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys – 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin Pardners – 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Abita Beer Stage

  • Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar Band feat. Al “Carnival Time” Johnson – 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • The Soul Rebels – 12:35 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Little Freddie King – 2:10 p.m. t0 3:25 p.m.
  • The Iguanas – 3:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • John “Papa Gros – 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

GE Stage

  • Valerie Sassyfras – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Fredy Omar con su Banda – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars – 2:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Tricia Boutte & Nordic Swing – 3:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • Wynton (aka Kevin Stylez) – 5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers – 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage

  • The Nation of Gumbollia – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • Ovi-G Froggies – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Mason Ruffner – 4:00 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
  • Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men – 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Cupid & the Dance Party Express Band – 7:20 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Jack Daniels Stage

  • Alex McMurray – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Lena Prima – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • The Revealers – 2:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • The Vettes – 3:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band – 5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
  • Lisa Amos – 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Hilton Stage

  • John Boutte – 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
  • Banu Gibson – 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest – 2:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Quiana Lynell – 3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra – 5:20 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Unleash New Orleans Second Line – 4:30 p.m. t0 6:30 p.m.

Come out and show your support for a higher minimum wage! New Orleans needs to have the power to set our own policies so that our citizens can thrive rather than just survive!

Nola Dance United: Bollywood, Latin & Afrobeats Night

Cafe Istanbul is presenting another Latin, Bollywood & Afrobeats night with DJ Prashant! Let music from across the world bring everyone together onto the dance floor, where differences cease to matter.

Saturday, April 13

Photo courtesy of Ray Devlin

French Quarter Fest Lineup

Chevron Stage

  • Waylon Thibodeaux Band – 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Magnolia Sisters – 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush – 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Flow Tribe – 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Abita Beer Stage

  • Kim Carson & the Real Deal – 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Louisiana’s LaRoux – 12:35 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
  • Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk – 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Royal Teeth – 3:45 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.
  • Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs – 5:25 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters – 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

GE Stage

  • Lynn Drury – 11:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • The Zion Harmonizers – 2:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Mia Borders – 3:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles – 5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
  • Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet – 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage

  • Christian Serpas & Ghost Town – 11:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Al “Lil Fats” Jackson – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • Deacon John and the Ivories with special guests Hot Rod Lincoln – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Susan Cowsill – 4:00 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
  • Higher Heights Reggae Band – 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Water Seed – 7:20 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Jack Daniels Stage

  • Andrew Duhon – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Amanda Ducorbier – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • Troy Sawyer and the Elementz – 2:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Rory Danger & the Danger Danters – 3:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • Bill Summers & Jazalsa – 5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
  • New Orleans Suspects – 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Hilton Stage

  • Tim Laughlin – 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
  • Wendell Bruniou – 12:45 to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Ronnie Kole Show feat. John Perkins – 2:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders – 3:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Charmain Neville – 5:20 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Chalkboard Bullying Save Our Youth Stage Play – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come and see students from McDonogh 35 showcase their talents and tackle serious issues like school and cyberbullying, peer pressure, teen suicide, social media, and more.

How April 20th Became Known as “Weed Day” – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to know more about how April 20 was chosen for “Weed Day”? Come out to the First Unitarian Universalist Church and hear from the Louisiana Cannabis Coalition.

Sunday, April 14

Photo courtesy of Vincent & Bella Productions

French Quarter Fest Lineup

Chevron Stage

  • The Daiquiri Queens – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Sean Ardoin – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Amanda Shaw – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Abita Beer Stage

  • Irene Sage – 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Bucktown All-Stars – 12:35 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
  • Sweet Crude – 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • The Dixie Cups – 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bonerama – 5:20 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

GE Stage

  • Charlie Wooton’s Zydefunk – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • MainLine – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • Cole Williams Band – 2:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
  • Maggie Koerner – 3:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
  • Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias – 5:20 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage

  • Betty Winn and One A-Chord – 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Dave Ferrato – 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans – 2:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Erica Falls – 3:50 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.
  • Honey Island Swamp Band – 5:25 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Jack Daniel’s Stage

  • Ecirb Muller’s Twisted Dixie – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Bon Bon Vivant – 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
  • The Quickening – 2:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
  • Dash Rip Rock – 3:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
  • Rechelle Cook and the Regeneration Band – 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Hilton Stage

  • Tuba Skinny – 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
  • Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band – 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Jeremy Davenport – 2:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds – 3:50 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • James Andrews – 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

2019 HERstory Brunch – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come and see the awarding of the 2019 Honorary Paragon award while you enjoy a full brunch. All proceeds benefit “Paragon Academy, ” a leadership and development program for young women ages 15 to 17.

Undoing Racism Community Building Workshop – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond presents this workshop dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Lunch will be provided – come out and learn why racism persists and how it can be undone.

 

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, remember – every weekend can be a progressive weekend! We hope that these community support suggestions will help you enjoy yours.

 

 

 

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