SWLA Native Rusty Metoyer announced a few days ago that he and the Zydeco Krush have been selected to perform in New Orleans for the 36th annual French Quarter Festival. The festival, first started in 1984, was developed after the World's Fair in 1983. It was to keep people returning to the French Quarter, including its very own residents.

36 years later, it takes over 1500 volunteers to put the event on, countless amounts of sponsorships, and features music styles from all over, including gospel, brass, funk, cabaret, and jazz, just to name a few. The festival is a 501c(3), and works to showcase the diversity of the City of New Orleans, and help keep its deep heritage, and traditions alive.

This year's festival will run from April 11-14, with our very own Rusty Metoyer performing Saturday, April 13, on the Chevron Stage starting at 3:45pm. If you'd like more info on the French Quarter Festival, their website has the entire schedule of events, and bands available.