The 3rd Annual Down River Festival

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Founded in 2013, the Down River Festival is a free celebration of the music, culture and cuisine of New Orleans, so heavily influenced by the Mississippi River and its connection to the world. This year with music on the lawn of the Old U.S. Mint and a theme of rum and sugar for the lectures and food demonstrations, a full day of celebration will take place on September 12th. The free lectures and music will be featured at the Old U.S. Mint with food demonstrations at the French Market.

For more information, contact Jason Strada at or 504-523-3939

Down River Festival Schedule of Events

Old U.S. Mint (Outside)

11:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. NPS Songs of the Mississippi River featuring Ranger Matt Hampsey
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Reverend & the Lady
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panorama Jazz Band
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eddie “Lil Fats” Domino
3:10 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Colin Lake Band
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Honey Island Swamp Band
6:00 p.m. Second Line to the River/French Market w/Kinfolks Brass Band

Old U.S. Mint (Inside)

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Torrid Truths: A Conversation About Tropical Food, Music, Heat & Passion w/Dana Honn, Aiji Daste and Bruce Barnes
12:45–1:45 p.m. Hooked on Sweet & Sickening: Addiction to White Sugar, Privilege & Pain w/ Rebecca Snedeker
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. New Orleans Snake Charmers: Female Bootleggers w/Sally Asher
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. How the Mississippi River Shaped the French Quarter w/John Magill & Peggy Scott Laborde

French Market Farmer’s Market Stage

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (TBA)
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By: Friends of the Cabildo

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