First Day of FQ Fest Offers Something Extra

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Billed as the largest free music festival anywhere, French Quarter Fest 2014 is back this year bigger and better than ever.

The first day is “lagniappe” day which the precise definition varies, depending on who you ask.

Varied answers

“I think that means locals day.”

“Is it lagniappe day? yes, do you know what lagniappe means? No.”

“Nope don’t have a clue.”

“A little extra something, a little extra.”

“The lagniappe you’re getting today is music.”

On the radar for jazz fans Friday is local legend Dr. John, his first French Quarter Fest appearance since 1987.