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Festival photos: French Quarter Festival 2014 with Kermit Ruffins, Wolfman Washington, Chubby Carrier and more, April 10-13

Red Hot Brass Band at the French Quarter Festival Red Hot Brass Band at the French Quarter Festival Daniel Costello
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A visit to New Orleans is a sensory treat, but the 2014 version of the French Quarter Festival takes your senses to a whole new level.

With over 20 stages you can see any genre of music imaginable, from blues and jazz to country and opera, this festival has it all.  There are film shows, art contests and don't forget the food, much of which is unique to Southern Louisiana.

The festival is billed as the largest "free festival" in the world and attracts people from across the planet.  With three stages on the Mississippi River, you can watch ocean going vessels of various sizes dropping off and picking up cargo.  Sometimes the sounds of the ships compete with the music, but it just adds to the mystique of this culturally diverse area of the country.

The stage in Jackson Square would be considered ground zero of the festival, hosting many of New Orleans greatest jazz musicians.  The riverfront stages hosted all of the more popular groups.  Other stages, scattered throughout the French Quarter, included one for zydeco, one for international music and stages near the former US Mint.  On Saturday and Sunday there were seven stages on Bourbon and Royal Streets.  Throw in the street performers and you truly have a very special musical gumbo.  Around every corner there is another lagniappe waiting to be seen.

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