Get a head start- The French Quarter Fest will be here before you know it!

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It’s a new year, a time for new beginnings, and fresh starts. A time for trying new things and exploring, and if you haven’t had the pleasure of exploring the South’s ultimate playground, New Orleans, this year could be your time.

Because it’s still early in the game, you are at a great advantage. With Mardi Gras just around the corner, and a whole SLEW of events yet to come, make 2010 a great year by planning a trip to NOLA as soon as possible.

The quintessential French Quarter Festival arrives in April- a few months away- but never underestimate the art of good planning.  This April 9, the fest will kick off, and entertain the city of New Orleans until the 11th. This includes 150 musical performances on 16 stages all through the French Quarter for the span of three days. To add to the party, more than 70 food and beverage booths will keep the refreshments coming all the while, from camp in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the U.S. Mint.  Restaurants throughout New Orleans cook up their famed mouthwatering dishes specifically for this event- meaning more crawfish pie, jambalaya, red beans & rice, and po-boys than you can imagine!

More than an awesome party, the FQF (French Quarter Fest) is a good time with a mission: supporting local music. The talent on its eighteen outdoor stages will showcase some of the best homegrown Jazz, funk, gospel, classical, Cajun, zydeco- you name it.  The lineup this year boasts names like The Radiators, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Irvin Mayfield, Soul Rebels, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. the Wild Magnolias, and many more.

Entertainment, food, good times (and great intentions), the French Quarter Fest is annually a fabulous time. With rooms available at the Avenue Inn, booking a room now will pay off this April when the FQF is set to rock the Big Easy.

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Have you been to a French Quarter Fest? Post your comments/ share your experiences here! Don’t wait, book your stay at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast today!

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