The 24th Annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival is coming to New Orleans June 11-13, presented in conjunction with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Cajun-Zydeco Festival and the Louisiana Seafood Festival.
The event kicks off Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m. with a parade led by the Treme Brass Band beginning at Washington Artillery Park in the French Quarter. It continues through the weekend with cooking demos, kids activities, and tons of live music.
The main music stage will be near the Farmer's Market at Governor Nicholls, with performances by the Preservation Hall Stars, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Sharon Martin & First Take, Thelonious Monk Institute/NOCCA Quintet, the Louis Prima Tribute Band and many more.
Each weekend morning begins with a second line led by the Storyville Stompers (Saturday) and the New Wave Brass Band (Sunday)from Washington Artillery Park down Decatur Street to the Farmers Market.
The 'OZ Outreach Krewe will be on hand, so stop by while you're at the Festival to renew your membership, ask questions about WWOZ or pick up a program schedule!