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Reviews, photos and videos for program: French Quarter Music Festival
Virginia from Vineyard Haven, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
This program exceeded my expectations. Amazing music, wonderful accommodations, food and people. Road Scholar knows how to show you the best of everything. I love music and now I love New Orleans!

Penelope from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
The was a wonderful program as discussed by other reviewers. Some reviewers have mentioned that there is a lot of walking. Since I have mobility problems, I followed the recommendation of the program organizers and rented a motorized scooter. I was able to attend everything. I hope to attend this program again. It is great fun!

Ellen from Stanwood, WA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
Great Program and I learned a lot about Jazz.

Laurie from Chula Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
If you love jazz and are comfortable walking long distances in rather drunken crowds, this program is for you. Unlike most RS programs this does not emphasize education or group activities, as you are on your own at most times. The variety and quality of jazz available is terrific, and we had a lovely hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. As a downside, that hotel is on Bourbon St., the heart of the quarter.... Be aware it can be cool and a jacket can be needed. Very interesting participants , good music and delicious food.

Winnie from Vero Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
As usual, I had great expectations of a RS trip to NOLA and they were exceeded! If I had not been jazz lover before, I would have surely become one. It is impossible not to be happy listening to the music, eating the wonderful food, and being the recipient of wonderful Southern Hospitality right smack-dab in the middle of the French Quarter.

Ron from Edina, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
This was the our first RS program and it was a wonderful way to experience one of the most popular programs. A really good value with excellent accomodations, good food, and great opportunity to hear wonderful music. Morning "classes" with performing musicians were a real highlight of the trip and made it special.

Robert from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
I had previously been on two Mardi Gras elderhostels with the people who run this and who do a terrific job on this also. Organized activities and restaurant meals are top class and there is plenty of time to take in all the performances which you want to enjoy

Sonia from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
The food and music were wonderful. A great experience. I would suggest that the activity level be described as "moderate" rather than "easy" because there was a great deal of walking involved between the hotel and the festival site, and from one music venue to another.

Marcia from Santa Monica, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
The French Quarter Music Festival was a remarkable program. The food, the music at the festival (12 stages over three days!) , and the lectures, which included wonderful New Orleans music, were enthralling. We loved every minute of it.

Margaret from Gaithersburg, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
We just finished the New Orleans French Quarter Music Festival trip and it far exceeded our expectations. The hotel and restaurants were first class and upscale. The classroom work with outstanding performers in their own rite couldn't have been better. We would recommend the program without reservation.


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