French Quarter Fest kicks off the 2020 festival season on Friday, March 6, 2020, with its annual gala fundraiser at New Orleans’ state-of-the-art entertainment venue, The Fillmore New Orleans. Entertainment for the evening include New Orleans’ bilingual pop band Sweet Crude and Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band. The night’s entertainment is a tribute to Louisiana music.
The gala itself serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit French Quarter Festivals, Inc and allows fans and guests to join in on the fun while raising money for a community cause.
2020 honorees include musician Walter “Wolfman” Washington, OffBeat Magazine publisher Jan Ramsey, and Vance Vaucresson of Vaucresson’s Sausage. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. will also honor the late Earl Bernhardt and Tropical Isle for years of support and commitment to the French Quarter community.
The private patron pre-party from 7pm-8pm will see performances from Evan Christopher and David Torkanowsky. For $250, your ticket includes live entertainment from all, hors d’oeuvres, access to premium seating with elevated viewing areas, early access to silent auction, reception-style dinner, and a full open bar until 10:30pm. The perfect date night!
The regular gala ticket from 8pm-10:30pm includes live tunes from Sweet Crude and Rebirth Brass Band, plus a reception-style dinner and full open bar for $155.