Springtime in New Orleans is synonymous with festival season. This week we celebrate the upcoming 30th annual French Quarter Festival, taking place April 11 through 14. On this week’s program, we listen to musical highlights from the Festival recorded by WWOZ over the years. Alongside music, we interview both the first executive director of the festival, Sandra Dartus, and Marci Schramm, who directs the festival now.
In addition to that, we’ll meet up with one of the Festival’s original food vendors, Vance Vaucresson of Vaucresson’s Sausage Company, to hear about his family’s Creole sausage making, which started in 1897. We’ll also preview a new food vendor for this year’s festival, Dreamy Weenies, which serves inventive, New Orleans-inspired hot dogs, both traditional, unconventional and vegetarian.
New Orleans All the Way Live is produced by the New Orleans radio station WWOZ with support from NewOrleansOnline.com and GoNOLA.com. New Orleans All the Way Live is an internationally syndicated weekly radio show produced by George Ingmire highlighting the unique music, food, festivals, and culture of the Crescent City. Ingmire culls from WWOZ’s vast library of live recordings and connects with musicians from across the city to bring you one-of-a-kind music and musician interviews—from flagship music festivals to living room concerts.