French Quarter Festival, New Orleans
They say that there is someone playing jazz music somewhere in New Orleans 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year. Not certain if that is true but when we were out walking along the banks of the Mississippi River it was easy to hear and find the stage for the French Quarter Festival. We arrived in time for the last set of the evening’s performance. The festival was sponsored by the local Louisiana Abita Brewery so a wide variety of refreshments were available of a particular brand -:).
The local constabulary was present to ensure that nothing got out of hand.
The group that was on stage when we arrived was “Big Sam’s Funky Nation” They were certainly putting on a powerful performance well appreciated by a large audience occupying the grassed area in front of the stage.
It wasn’t long before the music was over so, after that, we headed over to the famous Bourbon Street where we definitely were not alone and where music continued on for many hours more!
As we wandered along Bourbon Street, it seemed that every open door was sending music out into the street. The overall effect was interesting, but not necessarily musical, but step inside for any one of the jazz sessions and the entertainment was wonderful.
New Orleans and the French Quarter, a very interesting place to visit.
Eventually, we headed back to our hotel, “W New Orleans French Quarter” (Starwood Hotels member) where the fire was still lit in the inner court yard. (Hotel website)