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French Quarter Festival
French Quarter Fest is billed as the largest free concert in the South and features local musicians of varied genres. Over the course of four days in April, you can experience all kinds of music, by over 100 performers scattered throughout the French Quarter—virtually every time you turn a corner you are bound to run into an amazing jazz band, breaking it down in the street. Crowds form and spontaneous dancing breaks out, the city is full of energy. You can also attend the world's largest jazz brunch in Woldenberg Riverfront Park, tasting all the local specialties, from jambalaya to assorted po' boys. The event continues into the evening, and you should be sure to catch the fireworks display over the Mississippi river.
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