EVERYBODY WAS IN THE QUARTER
On Wednesday, the French Quarter Festival announced a new attendance record based on the calculation that approximately 533,000 people attended it last weekend. This year's attendance was enhanced by the addition of Thursday, making the festival four days long for the first time underline;" "The French Quarter Festival is great for New Orleans in so many ways - as a celebration of a one-of-a-kind neighborhood in America, as a showcase for our city's wonderful music, cuisine and architecture, and as a boost to our local economy," said Steve Hemperley, Greater New Orleans Market President for presenting sponsor Capital One Bank. ----Offbeat Online-4/14/2011
We hope that outdoor Jazz and Louisiana music fans will visit the festival next year. This is a family-friendly festival also, and that was evident by seeing smiling, hapy children everywhere in the French Quarter.