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Class of 2016: Performers making their French Quarter Fest debuts 

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Sarah Quintana & the Miss River Band
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday
WWL's Esplanade in the Shade stage
The New Orleans singer-songwriter and guitarist recorded Miss River with the aid and inspiration of the Mississippi River, which weaves in and out of the album's folk and jazz arrangements. Her band includes Rex Gregory, Robin Sherman, Raphael Imbert, Doug Garrison, Gina Forsyth and Richard Comeaux.

The Salt Wives
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Saturday
New Orleans Magazine Cabaret Stage at Palm Court Jazz Cafe
This rowdy ensemble — Lydia Stein, David Symons, Cody Ruth, Byron Asher and Dr. Sick — blends klezmer, cabaret, German theater, tango and kitchen-sink street performance in its self-described "radical Yiddish chamber folk."

Andre Bohren
2 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Saturday
Classical Music Stage at St. Mary's at the Ursuline Convent
The drummer (Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers) dials it down from 11 with a solo set of classical music on piano.

Jean Knight
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday
Abita Beer Stage
The New Orleans native (famous for the 1971 soul classic "Mr. Big Stuff," arranged by New Orleans producer Wardell Quezergue) released a string of '60s singles on Jet Stream and Tribe Records before her breakout Stax hit. She entered the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul

Andy J. Forest Trio

Bad Penny Pleasuremakers

Buckwheat Zydeco

Caesar Brothers' Funk Box

Cha Wa

Chance Bushman & the Ibervillianaires

Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6

Charlie Wooton Project

Cowboy Mouth

Daniele Spadavecchia & Sicilian Swing

Dex Daley & Jam-X

Goat in the Road

Little Maker


Mason Ruffner

Pascal Valcasara Quartet

Sonny Landreth


Thais Clark & Her JAZZsters

The Batture Boys feat. Tommy Malone and Ray Ganucheau

Wes Raymond & the SOUL Factory

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