Fried Chicken Festival ft. A Celebration of 50 Years of Hip Hop, Kermit Ruffins, The Soul Rebels & More!

Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 11:00am

New Orleans Lakefront (OUTDOORS)

Lakeshore Drive at Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA

Upcoming Shows

The sixth annual National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane's is returning to the New Orleans Lakefront this fall on Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. The outdoor, two-day festival will bring hundreds of thousands together from across the U.S. in celebration of the iconic Southern dish. FCF 2023 will feature the best of the best, with over 50 participating restaurants and celebrity chefs showcasing their unique spins on fried chicken for a chance to win this year's title of "Best Fried Chicken." In addition to indulging in all the fried chicken they can eat, guests will enjoy three stages of live entertainment, two luxurious VIP lounges, a car show, a kids zone, a marketplace featuring products from local artisans and retailers, and a variety of other activities, activations, and photo ops throughout the weekend.

Children 12 and under receive free admission with a ticketed adult.

Parking Information: Guests can park for free at the UNO Lakefront Arena for easy walking access to the festival. Overflow parking is available on the main campus of the University of New Orleans, and a free shuttle will transport guests to the festival site.

Entergy Stage

11:30am-1pm: DJ Keith Scott

1-2:15pm: Sporty's Brass Band

2:15-3:00pm: DJ Keith Scott

3-4:00pm: Big Sam's Funky Nation

4-4:30pm: DJ Keith Scott

4:30-5:30pm: Fresh x Reckless

5:30-6:00pm: DJ Keith Scott

6-7:00pm: Shamarr Allen

7-7:30pm: DJ Keith Scott

7:30-8:30pm: 50 Years of Hip Hop

Festival Stage

11-2:30pm: DJ Poppa

2:30-3:30pm: SaxKixAve

3:30-4:00pm: DJ Poppa

4-5:00pm: Parish County Line

5-5:30pm: DJ Poppa

5:30-6:30pm: Kermit Ruffins

6:30-7:00pm: DJ Poppa

7-8:00pm: The Soul Rebels

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