FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVALS, INC.
VIRTUAL VILLAGE

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVALS, INC.
VIRTUAL VILLAGE

Welcome to French Quarter Festivals, Inc.’s Virtual Village! As we continue to navigate these unchartered waters together, we want to share the efforts of our amazing food vendors, sponsors, and partners who are extending special services to help provide comfort and necessities to our community at this time.

We also want to provide a space to showcase our festival artists, many of whom are hosting virtual concerts or video of past performances that can help fill our hearts with the music and joy we need right now. These are challenging times, but we are in this together. From all of us at French Quarter Festivals, Inc. – we love you and can’t wait to celebrate our music, food, and culture with you this fall.

music

Catch past sets of your favorite artists performing at French Quarter Fest!

 

Kermit Ruffins

Sunny Side of the Street
Live at FQF 2017

HOT 8 BRASS BAND

Get Up
Live!

Sweet Crude

Mon Espirit
Live at FQF 2015

Tuba Skinny

Too Late
Live at FQF 2018

Irma Thomas

Time is on my Side
Live!

Tank and the Bangas

Live at FQF 2016

Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Live at FQF 2019

Flow Tribe

Gon Gitcha
Live at FQF 2014

Jeremy Davenport

New Orleans
Live at FQF 2017

Walter 'Wolfman' Washington

Shake Your Booty
Live at FQF 2011

Robin Barnes

Tight Rope
Live at FQF 2016

2019 opening day parade

Feat. Kinfolk Brass Band and more!

Dave Ferrato with George Porter, Jr. and More!

Live at FQF 2019

education

learn about louis! catch past presentations from the satchmo legacy stage at satchmo summerFest!

The Satchmo Legacy Stage features an impressive array of national and international speakers, including jazz scholars, people who knew and worked with Armstrong, historians, Armstrong House Museum faculty, and musicians.

Looking for more world-class jazz education? Check out the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s digital library! 

 

On Armstrong & Black American Music: A Conversation with Nicholas Payton & Melissa A. Weber

Maxine Gordon presents Louis Armstrong As King of the Zulus, 1949

Matt Sakakeeny presents The Mind of Louis Armstrong

Ricky Riccardi - Video Pops': The Timex All Star Jazz Shows

Ricky Riccardi - Video Pops: Louis Armstrong in His Own Words

Bruce Raeburn - Masquerade and Marketing: Race in Early NOLA Jazz

FOOD, GOODS, AND SERVICES

 New Orleans is now in Phase Two, but the COVID-19 crisis is fluid.
Please contact all partners listed below to reconfirm their status updates before placing orders or requests.

14 Parishes
14 parishes will be open and available for pick up and free delivery. Hours are 11AM-7PM, 7 days a week at this time. Order online at pythianmarket.com or UberEats App. www.14Parishes.com

Abita Brewing Company
When placing a takeout or delivery order, don’t forget to add an Abita Beer to your order! Purchasing food & beverage from a restaurant/retailer helps all of us. https://abita.com

Andrea’s Restaurant
Andrea’s Restaurant delivery or pick up is available to our community. For more information call 504-834-8583 or visit www.andreasrestaurant.com

Boulevard American Bistro
Offering to go and 25% off all orders, 50% off all bottles of wine. Thank you for eating local!
4241 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
504-889-2301
https://boulevardbistro.com/

Bourbon House
Bourbon House is offering delicious Gulf seafood to-go and for pick-up. Also, they’re selling bottles of wine, at or below retail prices. If you buy a case of wine, you get a bottle of DB Cabernet Sauvignon as lagniappe. https://www.bourbonhouse.com/to-go-and-delivery/

Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant
Buffa’s has take-out and delivery from 11AM to 11PM. We are also live streaming music from our local musicians and encouraging people to contribute via a Virtual Tip Jar. All music is no-live-audience. The schedule is on our web site. http://buffasrestaurant.com/

CCI
CCI is focusing a portion of our efforts into creating products that will help our customers and our community during the COVID-19 crisis. With our problem-solving solutions, you can continue or return to business fully equipped for safety and success. To learn about our plexi shield barriers, sanitizing stations, face shields, social distancing floor decals, informational signage and more, please call (504) 628-0253 or visit http://www.ccimaging.net/covid-19-solutions/

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts has been busy feeding former team members from the kitchens of Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard and Boulevard American Bistro. Many have volunteered to support the company’s meal service to the first responders at Ochsner in St. Bernard Parish, the community where this journey started for the company in 1989 when Creole Cuisine opened its first Daiquiri Paradise location on W. Judge Perez Drive. The company is making plans for additional meal distributions to dedicated healthcare workers throughout the hospital system in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

Crêpes à la Cart
Crêpes à la Cart is open daily, serving a selection our best-selling, fresh-made crêpes such as the Monte Cristo and the Bananas & Nutella. Order online for pickup, delivery and eGift Cards, and inquire about catering and food truck availability for your upcoming event at www.crepesalacartnola.com.

Daiquiri Paradise
Chalmette and Harvey locations are offering drive-thru. Thank you for drinking local!
https://daiquiriparadise.com/

Double Dealer
The Double Dealer is calling all performing artists—traditional and non-traditional, including musicians, magicians, fan dancers, and theatrical bartenders! Help us keep our city entertained while sheltered in. Send us a 30-second clip of a performing act and we will try our best to promote your talents through our email list and/or social media.  Email submissions to: info@doubledealernola.com and include your name, your social media username, and any relevant hashtags

ELEMENT
Event Rentals•Event Design•Project Management
The largest Event Rental company in the Gulf South. Need tenting for space to handle intake, triage, and testing of a surge of potential coronavirus patients? How about outdoor tenting for Restaurants, Churches, Summer Camps, and Funeral Services? We have two decades of experience erecting tents and structures for most of New Orleans’ signature festivals, weddings and special events. Let us put our proven track record of recovery and relief mobilization, and our expansive local inventory of tents, hvac, generators, tables, chairs, and more, to work towards your mission. Call our sales office at 504.433.2624  or find us online at https://www.youreventdelivered.com/  

Event Restroom
As the world slowly starts to reopen, you need a reliable option for high-quality sanitation products. And no matter who you are, remember WASH YOUR HANDS! Event Restroom handwashing stations are stocked with Symmetry Foaming Hand soap which kills numerous viruses including Staph, Strep and Flu-A and of course Covid19. Call 504-838-0358 today to view options & book online. https://www.yourrestroomdelivered.com/ 

Fidelity Bank
Fidelity Bank understands the impact COVID-19 is taking on our beloved city. To aid in the recovery we have decided to offer: a 90-day payment deferral option for all loans held by Fidelity Bank; Fidelity Bank Credit Card Clients in good standing are automatically enrolled in a 60-day skip-a-payment program; we are waiving any late payment fees and negative credit reporting for loan clients’ and we are waiving all early withdrawal penalties on Certificates of Deposit. Learn more at https://www.bankwithfidelity.com/notice-details.html.

Food Pantry
In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, District “C” Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer will be providing a free drive-up food pantry for hospitality and gig economy workers affected by COVID-19. Click here for dates, times, and locations.

Galatoire’s
For the first time in Galatoire’s history, we are offering to-go meals! Each day we will have a Family Meal Menu that serves 4, and is served hot! It includes salad, choice of entrée, side and dessert. We also offer pints of our crab maison & shrimp remoulade and quarts of our soups. The menu can be found here https://www.galatoires.com/menus/to-go-family-meals. This will be offered Tuesday- Saturday. Guests can call 504-525-2021 between 9AM – 6PM daily to place an order and schedule a pickup time between 4PM – 7PM Same-day orders must be placed by 2PM Orders can also be emailed 24/7 to sales@galatoires.com. https://www.galatoires.com/menus/to-go-family-meals

GW Fins
We are offering curbside pick-up orders from 5PM to 8PM Monday-Saturday. Please call the restaurant at (504) 581-3467 to place your order and pay over the phone with a credit card. All orders will be brought to your car outside of our front door on Bienville Street. We are offering a 3-course menu for ONLY $30.00, plus tax. Please find our current three-course curbside pick-up menu on our website. You can purchase bottles of wine with your order as well. ALL WINES ARE 50% OFF.
https://gwfins.com/menus/featured-event-menu/

Hilton
In June 2020, Hilton will launch CleanStay with Lysol Protection.’ In a first for the hospitality business, Hilton will collaborate with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, and consult with Mayo Clinic to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out. Hilton CleanStay with Lysol protection, as the program will be called in North America, will be a rigorous system that incorporates RB’s trusted know-how and scientific approach to cleaning practices and product offerings. Experts from Mayo Clinic’s Infection Prevention and Control team will advise and assist in enhancing Hilton’s cleaning and disinfection protocols. Click here to learn more about the initiative and Hilton’s plans to keep guests safe and healthy.

Jack Daniel’s
We at Jack Daniel’s are partnering with our parent company, Brown-Forman, to donate $1 million to help those folks being impacted by this health and economic crisis – in our industry and beyond.  Initial contributions include United States Bartenders Guild and the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund, and additional international organizations.  It’s our turn to help those who have helped us raise a glass for over 150 years.  And as always, we encourage everyone to please enjoy responsibly.  https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us     https://www.brown-forman.com/

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
In light of the mandate by the State of Louisiana aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, we are only offering take out service at this time. You can view our current take out menu online. Please call 504-596-2530 or email rprez@kpauls.com to place an order. Email orders will be confirmed with a phone call. http://www.kpauls.com/

Lakeview Harbor
We are providing take-out, curbside pick-up & delivery. The delivery area is from Lake Pontchartrain to City Park Ave; 17th Street Canal to Wisner Blvd. We will have a slimmed-down menu on our website. The hours of operation are 11AM to 9PM. Delivery orders shut down at 8PM. Last pick-up order at 8:30PM.
https://lakeviewharbor.us/

Landry’s Seafood House
Landry’s Seafood House is offering delivery through GrubHub and WaitR.

Louisiana Music Factory
Louisiana Music Factory was the first record store – and is still the only – to specialize in the music of New Orleans and has been dedicated to serving the New Orleans music community since 1992. Shop online and support local music! https://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/louisiana-music/new-release/

Metropolitan Human Services District
MHSD has offered telehealth services to our persons served to minimize in-office visits.
https://www.mhsdla.org/

Meyer The Hatter
Meyer The Hatter is taking orders online at www.meyerthehatter.com. We will fulfill internet orders as long as UPS and the Postal Service are operating.

New Orleans School of Cooking
What began in the French Quarter as a humble one-room storefront in 1980 has been sharing the culinary delights and history of New Orleans for forty years. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the School is offering a 40% discount on all its scheduled classes through the summer and is highlighting the return of Dixie with pairings in FAMILY OWNED | ESTABLISHED 1980 their Private Group and Special Event classes. The grand “re-opening” of classes is scheduled for June 19th. Reservations for regularly scheduled classes are available online at www.nosoc.com. Private Group and Special Event classes can be customized and arranged by calling 504-620-9461 or emailing elizabeth@nosoc.com. Come see what local and visiting guests have been enjoying for 40 years at the New Orleans School of Cooking!

New Orleans Original Daiquiris
Giving Back Calls For DAIQUIRIS! Help us help others! Over the next eight weeks as long as our drive throughs are open, we will donate a portion of our Gallons To Geaux sales to the Gayle Benson Community Assistance Fund.  Partnering with the New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the proceeds will be donated to help the great hospitality workers of our state facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 impact.

NOLA Counts! Be in that Number
While everyone is staying home in response to Coronavirus, take a little time to fill out the census.  You can do it online.  Stand up and be counted! #census2020 #fairshare www.2020census.gov

NOLA Woodworks
A small local business creating beautiful handmade furniture for you to enjoy in your own backyard while you #staysafe and practice #socialdistancing www.nolawoodworks.com

Ochsner Health System
At Ochsner Health System, your health is our priority.  In light of recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) news, we know you may have concerns.  As always, Ochsner is here to help keep you and your family well.  We are updating ochsner.org/coronavirus daily with the latest updates from the system, and we have a health resources site (https://www.ochsner.org/coronavirus/covid-19-health-resources) that is updated constantly as well.

Ochsner Videos:

  1. Hand washing video
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OchsnerHealth/videos/238187790558015/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/OchsnerHealth/status/1239552513189134339?s=20
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6645317895872143360
  1. Animated hand washing video
    Ochsner Hospital for Children page: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3037451829630992
  1. Facebook Live with Dr. Hart and Dr. Kemmerly
    Ochsner Health Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OchsnerHealth/videos/157533238682926/

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
We want you to be one of the first to learn about our new Omni Safe & Clean program!

The Omni Safe & Clean initiative follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and also meet or exceed the “Stay Safe” initiative set forth by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Each Omni property will adhere to local and/or federal mandates. Click here to watch our senior vice president of operations walk you through the new efforts being taken with this program.

Some highlights include: daily health screening for associates; increased frequency of sanitization with EPA-certified cleansers that are CDC-compliant and additional guest sanitization stations in public areas; measures to reduce contact during the check-in process such as online check-in and staggered arrival times for large groups; elevating disinfecting efforts when cleaning guest rooms; utilizing online menus or single-use, disposable printed menus in our restaurants.

The Plant Gallery
TPG is open 7 days a week, 9AM- 5PM. Free Delivery on all purchases over $50 to New Orleans and Metairie. TPG will take a photo of the material and send to the customer for approval. Any purchases under $50 can be delivered to New Orleans and Metairie for $15. We will also be during a curbside pickup if the customer would like to call in their order and make a payment over the phone. We will load your car so you do not have to get out. www.theplantgallery.com

Ralph’s on the Park
Ralph’s on the Park Curbside Family Dinner menu features some of Chef Chip Flanagan’s favorite comfort dishes, as well as, ALL of our wines by the bottle 75% OFF! Here is a link to our Curbside to go menu – https://www.ralphsonthepark.com/pdf/ROP-ToGoMenu_Curbside.pdf Lastly, to support our displaced staff, we’re donating 25% of our gift card sales to our loyal and valued employees. Here is a link to our gift card shop – https://www.neworleans-food.com/shop/ 

Ramelli Janitorial
At Ramelli Janitorial we have trained labor using CDC approved chemicals and procedures to combat Covid-19. We are able to provide cleaning and disinfecting for the Covid-19 virus. If you know of anyone who needs their office or workspace cleaned we have the staffing and materials ready to go. http://ramelli.com/

Rib Room
Rib Room Bar—Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday/Saturday 11:30-8:00pm

Happy Hour—2p-6p—Thur-Sat–$4 Well $9 Call

Rib Room Restaurant—Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-10:30am; Lunch: Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00pm; Dinner Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-8:00pm

1/2 Off Bottles of Wine with Dinner Entrée(s)–Thu-Sat

$2 Washbucket Martinis at Lunch—Thu-Sat—we could say something like Not Just Fridays Anymore

La Rivera Pool Bar—Friday-Sunday 11:30am-8:00pm—Food Options Available
Happy Hour—Sundays–$5 Bloody Marys & Mimosas

Touche-Wednesday-Sunday—11:30-8:00pm—Food Options Available

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Desire Oyster Bar is now open for 3 meals daily 7AM-9PM for Take-Out only. We have a full menu including signature dishes like our Shrimp & Grits, the “Creole Trio” (jambalaya, red beans and rice, and gumbo), po’boys, and the Crawfish and Fried Green Tomato Benedict. Call ahead to place your to-go order! www.sonesta.com/desireoysterbar

Ruth’s Chris
Ruth’s Chris is taking orders from 11AM till 8:30PM with 25% off orders of $80 or more. We also are offering a $40 prix fixed menu as well as delivery through Grub Hub and Postmates.

True Value Rental
At True Value Rental; we have a full service Hardware store next door to our rental store at 3637 Williams Blvd in Kenner LA, and are open for business Monday thru Saturday 8-5. Our webpage is www.truevalue.com and we offer free delivery to anyone within a 5 mile radius with orders over $25 during normal business hours.

Val Talk
Val Talk, the new series hosted by New Orleans’ very own Valerie Sassyfrass premiers June 23. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7pmCST and be a part of entertainment history! Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/valerie.sassyfras/posts/2632063823698064

Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant
Voleo’s Full Menu, Lunch & Dinner open for takeout or curbside. Dine in with limited indoor  and 32 outside seating – plenty of room for kids riding their bikes!  https://www.facebook.com/Voleos-Seafood-Restaurant-117868951582759/

WE DAT’s Chicken & Shrimp
All WE DAT’s locations are doing Take out, Uber eats and door Dash. We are doing 20% for all first responders and health care professionals with proper ID and 20% off for all hospitality workers with proper ID. https://wedatschickenandshrimp.com/

Zoom Dystopia Dance Party
Zoom dance party for any adults who need a fitness break. It’s non-instructional, just a way for people to get together and be silly for 15-20 minutes of their day and sweat a little. Everyday at Noon CST. Meeting ID: 709 792 1340 Spotify playlist will be in the chat window, chat requests. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7097921340