French Quarter Fest draws record-breaking crowd, organizers say

French Quarter Fest draws record-breaking crowd, organizers say
The French Quarter Fest had a record-breaking crowd despite the threat of bad weather. (Source: WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The French Quarter Festival drew a record-breaking 825,000 attendees in 2019.

As a nonprofit, FQFI produces French Quarter Festival—one of the largest free music festivals in the country—through sponsorships, donations, and the sale of beverages and festival merchandise.

A new venue located on the Moonwalk, the Pan-American Life Insurance Group Stage, and the expansion of the Chevron Evening Concert Series were among improvements that helped with crowd flow and created a comfortable atmosphere for attendees.

“From the moment our kickoff parade rolled from Bourbon Street to Sunday night’s Dancing at Dusk, French Quarter Festival 2019 was pure magic,” said Emily Madero, President & CEO of FQFI. “This year, we shook things up with the new stage, more headliners, recycling, and a record number of music debuts. We are grateful for the tremendous number of fans who embraced the additions and contributed to the success of the weekend.”

French Quarter Festival 2020 will take place April 2-5.

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