The Jazz Playhouse Hosts Renowned Performance Series at French Quarter Fest 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, The Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans is an Official Stage for the 35th Annual French Quarter Festival. Once again, world-class musicians will converge upon the intimate live music venue on the lobby level of the newly renovated iconic hotel, located at 300 Bourbon Street, for a full menu of live music each day. Every single performance during the weekend-long music festival is free and open to the public.

The weekend's performances kick off on Friday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. and continue on through midnight on Sunday, April 15th. The full schedule of slated performers for French Quarter Festival 2018 at The Jazz Playhouse include the following:

Thursday, April 12th

  • 6:00 p.m. Ashlin Parker Quartet
  • 8:30 p.m. Brass-A-Holics

Friday, April 13th

  • 2:00 p.m. Mario Abney
  • 5:00 p.m. Ashlin Parker
  • 8:00 p.m. Luther Kent

Saturday, April 14th

  • 2:00 p.m. George & Gerald French
  • 5:00 p.m. Jumbo Shrimp Band
  • 8:00 p.m. Prof. Craig Adams Band

Sunday, April 15th

  • 2:00 p.m. Ricardo Paschal Orchestra
  • 5:00 p.m. Michael Watson
  • 8:00 p.m. Germaine Bazzle

This popular festival tradition lets audiences experience some of today’s living music legends, many of which make their home at the Playhouse. As always, the best jazz club in town will be serving craft cocktails and delicious appetizers in its accommodating and comfortably luxurious setting to accompany the music. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to snag the best seating in the house for this not-to-be-missed performance series. For a complete schedule of performances at The Jazz Playhouse, please visit

And don't forget to visit our food booths at the festival for Desire Oyster Bar and Restaurant R'evolution located on the riverfront!