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New dates for 2020 French Quarter Festival

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jul 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An annual music festival in New Orleans is changing its planned 2020 dates.

The French Quarter Festival, which presents free outdoor concerts throughout the historic neighborhood, will take place April 16-19.

Festival organizers said in a news release Thursday that the 2020 event was originally set for April 2-5. But those dates would coincide with another major event set for New Orleans - the NCAA Women's Final Four tournament.

Organizers say the 2019 French Quarter Festival drew a crowd estimated at 825,000.