International Fest to Attract Thousands of Attendees to the Port of New Orleans for Second Straight Year
International Fest, a FREE all-ages music and food festival, returns for a second year to the scenic Port of New Orleans on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival will feature ten hours of live entertainment from local and international acts, food trucks providing international cuisine, and an eclectic Arts and Crafts marketplace.
This year’s producers, Spears Consulting Group and the New Orleans South African Connection (NOSACONN), looked to bring on a roster of talent that could truly create a global experience right here in New Orleans. This year’s lineup features an all-star group of entertainers that represent cultures all around the world. Featured entertainers include South African musicians Musa Manzini and Mbuso Khoza, Haitian songstress Leyla McCalla, and the always popular Brazilian dance troupe Casa Samba. Local favorites Los Hombres Calientes with Irvin Mayfield and Bill Summers, Rebirth Brass Band, Los Po Boy Citos and Debauche will also be taking the stage as well as Russell Batiste of The Funky Meters, Jason Neville and the Wild Tchoupitoulas and a special guest appearance by Leo Nocentelli, founding member of The Meters.
From Jamaican to Vietnamese, Ethiopian to Italian, the International Food Court will feature an eclectic mix of International Cuisine from some of New Orleans’ most renowned Food Trucks and restaurants. The Food Court will also feature The Munch Factory, recently crowned “Favorite Millennial Restaurant Destination” at the 2014 Millennial Awards in July.
Proceeds from International Fest will benefit the New Orleans chapter of the American Cancer Society as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.