Photos: French Quarter Fest 2013

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON --Dwain Hitchens, the first Spy Boy of Congo Nation, right, sings and adds more cowbell while playing with Donald Harrison Jr., The King of Nouveau Swing, left, at the Abita Beer Stage in Woldenberg Riverfront Park during the 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Seva Venets Jazz Band presents "New Orleans Banjo!" at The Advocate Stage at Preservation Hall during the 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Leslie Martin plays piano Saturday with Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Brass Band on Bourbon Street on the Rick's 315 Stage during the 30th annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers plays at the Abita Beer Stage in Woldenberg Riverfront Park during the 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON --NOPD mounted police smile at the crowd by Chevron Cajun / Zydeco Showcase Stage on North Peters St. uring the 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers plays at the Abita Beer Stage in Woldenberg Riverfront Park during the 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Crowds fill Jackson Square during French Quarter Festival in 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Luqman Asadullah plays his tambourine to the music of Donald Harrison Jr. on Saturday at the Abita Beer Stage in Woldenberg Riverfront Park during the 30th annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Nezben Deason and his niece Jolie Deason, 3, enjoy bubbles floating from a French Quarter balcony St. Peter Street during 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 13, 2013. Several music stages and other diversions like the bubbles filled the French Quarter Saturday.

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