Saturday, Apr 13, 8:30 AM-5 PM

Food and Music in New Orleans

French Quarter
Getting there
228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

Tap into the history and modern culture of New Orleans through its music and food, during the French Quarter Fest. With New York Times and local experts, explore the sounds of the Big Easy — from the live music venues and second line parades of the French Quarter and the eclectic Faubourg Marigny to the wind chimes in City Park tuned to the pentatonic scale. New Orleans, where the Mississippi River starts to disappear into the Gulf of Mexico, is a confluence of cultures. Learn how French, Spanish, West African, Native American, Vietnamese and other cultures have melded to create New Orleans’ distinct sound and varied local cuisine as you listen and taste alongside Times experts. Learn about the evolution of the New Orleans music scene, from jazz and blues to Dixieland and hip-hop. See how contemporary musicians are keeping tradition alive and taking local sound in new directions. Take in a private concert featuring local musicians and explore New Orleans with experts in their field. Immerse yourself in the art, food, history and music of the Big Easy, engaging all your senses in the creativity and culture of one of America’s most stimulating cities. Dance the Lindy Hop or zydeco with a local dance instructor and take a cooking class as you prepare a meal alongside a Times food writer, guided by local chefs. Highlights Cook your own meal of local specialties with the group, local chefs and a Times food writer. Travel like an insider as you explore art, history and food with a local docent. Immerse yourself in the Big Easy’s rich tradition of music, from jazz to second line parades, and dance, from Lindy Hop to zydeco. Attend a private concert featuring local musicians followed by a Times-moderated conversation with the performers. We highly recommend waiting until you hear from organizers to make any non-refundable travel reservations. If this itinerary has not reached the minimum numbers needed to operate, we will inform you and you will receive a full refund. Overnight accommodations can be included in the weekend price for an additional fee. Once your registration has been processed, you will receive additional details about hotels and other accommodations near the weekend’s events, along with other information about the weekend. For full itinerary details, visit the
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