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French Quarter Fest highlights for Thursday, April 6 

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Evan Christopher.

Thursday, April 6

Cha Wa
12:35 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Abita Beer Stage, Woldenberg Park
Cha Wa combines Mardi Gras Indian music and traditions with New Orleans funk. The group released its debut, Funk 'N' Feathers, in April 2016.

Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road
3:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m., Jackson Square Stage
Clarinetist Evan Christopher has explored early jazz while writing new music. He's joined by pianist Aaron Diehl, with whom he's recording an album inspired by the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Aaron Neville
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m., Abita Beer Stage, Woldenberg Park
Aaron Neville is best known for his early singles ("Tell It Like It Is") and tenure with the Neville Brothers. In recent years, he released a gospel album (I Know I've Been Changed), a doo-wop and R&B album (My True Story) and 2016's Apache.

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase, Decatur Street at Conti Street
Chubby Carrier began his career in his father's zydeco band and later played drums for Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. Heading his own band on accordion, he collected the last Grammy awarded in the best Cajun and zydeco album category in 2011 for Zydeco Junkie.

Naughty Professor 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Jack Daniel's Stage, 600 Decatur St.
With guitars and horns, Naughty Professor builds on New Orleans' hybrid jazz, funk and R&B sounds. Its forthcoming LP Identity features guests Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy) and local performers.

Thursday, April 6 | Friday. April 7
Saturday, April 8 | Sunday, April 9

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