NEW ORLEANS (March 24, 2011) – Tune in and log-on on April 7 – 10 for complete coverage of the 2011 French Quarter Festival presented by Capital One Bank. With help from some of the official festival media partners, fans can experience the action and excitement via radio, iPhone and the internet.
French Quarter Festival iPhone App by Applitite
Catering to the technology-savvy festival-goers, the 2011 French Quarter Festival will offer the second edition of the iPhone application. Made possible through a partnership with Applitite, iPhone users will have a personal French Quarter Festival Guide at their fingertips. Applitite, the leading music festival mobile application provider has created an application that allows festival goers to download the 2011 French Quarter Festival music and event schedule, complete menus, plan their day, get up-to-the minute festival news and tweets, and access to the festival map – helping festival goers find their way to the music, food and fun! The iPhone application will be available for download prior to French Quarter Festival and can be downloaded through the Apple’s App Store.
French Quarter Festival live streaming on WWLTV.com – WWL-TV, Channel Four
One of the nation’s highest-rated local television stations, WWL-TV Channel 4 first signed on the air on September 7, 1957. As “Louisiana’s News Leader”, Channel 4’s unwavering commitment to local journalism has earned it seven prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards, three National Edward R. Murrow Awards and a host of other national, regional and local honors. WWL’s main studios and offices are located on Rampart Street in the French Quarter, with a North Shore bureau located in Mandeville. WWL-TV is the Major Media Sponsor of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. During the 2011 French Quarter Festival, the station will be hosting live streaming from the WWL-TV Stage in Jackson Square and throughout the festival on WWLTV.com.
WWOZ 90.7 FM
WWOZ, New Orleans’ legendary radio station, will be broadcasting live from the Harrah’s ‘Louis-Louis’ Pavilion Stage all weekend. Listeners can log onto wwoz.com and hear live streaming of performances from some of New Orleans’ favorite artists. Also at the festival, WWOZ will be mobile broadcast unit – ‘Streetwise’, which will be seen all-over the French Quarter, covering Jackson Square and the street stages on Royal, Bourbon and Decatur.
Far-away festival fans won’t miss a thing, as nola.com streams live performances from all over French Quarter Festival. Viewers can log on to nola.com throughout festival weekend and see one-of-a-kind festival performances from some of New Orleans’ favorite artists. In addition, nola.com will host a photo contest. Festival goers are encouraged to upload pictures from French Quarter Festival and will have a chance to win fantastic prizes and have their photos featured on nola.com
Festival for Foodies!
Throughout the festival weekend, WWL-AM will be broadcasting live from Jackson Square as local food critic, Tom Fitzmorris, will be on hand sampling and reporting on the culinary delights of French Quarter Festival’s signature event, the ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’. In addition, Lorin Gaudin, the self proclaimed ‘Food Goddess of New Orleans’, will be showcasing and sampling some of the unique festival fare from some of the 105 food and beverage booths at the festival. Fellow foodies Chef Fred Genovese, and the “Fat Man” – Kevin Jenkins, from the Atlanta based ‘Chef and the ‘Fatman’’, will also be in town entertaining and spicing up the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone with their live broadcast.
Capture the moment!
Festival-goers attending French Quarter Festival are encouraged to upload and share festival photos on NOLA.com and NewOrleans.com. Visitors can post photos and view fellow fest-fan photos to relive the experience over and over again.