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people and communityfrench quarter festival returns

1 min read | may 20, 2022

In April 2022, the annual French Quarter Festival (FQF) presented by Chevron returned to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus.

The event featured performances from more than 1,800 musicians, including Irma Thomas, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Amanda Shaw and Rickie Lee Jones.

But music wasn’t the festival’s only attraction.

stem-ulating youth

Chevron’s STEM Carnival rounded out the entertainment, mixing fun with learning through hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities for kids.
chevron volunteer at french quarter festival
By creating an environment for play and exploration, we aimed to foster curiosity and inspire kids to pursue STEM careers.

by the numbers

Through our ongoing sponsorship of the FQF, Chevron is supporting the Greater New Orleans community.

  • The average annual economic impact of the FQF is approximately $190 million
  • More than 825,000 people attended the festival this year, and more than 1,500 kids visited the STEM Zone
  • When the event was canceled in 2020 and 2021, Chevron donated approximately $150,000 to the musicians and gig workers who were scheduled to perform.
musical performance at french quarter festival

background

Music is in New Orleans’ DNA. It’s the birthplace of jazz and dozens of iconic musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Katie Webster.

The FQF has been an important part of the community for almost 40 years, and we have been a sponsor for the last nine. We see our support of the FQF as an opportunity to celebrate New Orleans’ distinctive music, culture and cuisine.

what the artists are saying

“It’s a good partnership for the festival and for the musicians, a win-win all the way around for them, the city and for the festivalgoers,” said Louisiana native Rockin’ Dopsie Jr.

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