PHOTOS: 2012 French Quarter Fest

The 29th Annual French Quarter Fest once again reigned over the downtown area this past weekend, attracting masses of live music fans from near-and-far to the largest free music festival in the South for over 275 hours of locally-based music on over 20 stages. Photographer Jimmy Grotting was able to capture a big chunk of the action including sets by Astral Project, , Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, , , The Ramblin’ Letters and more. Continue on down below for an extensive gallery from the weekend.

James Singleton @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Natchez Riverboat @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Honey Island Swamp Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Honey Island Swamb Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Honey Island Swamp Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Honey Island Swamp Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Honey Island Swamp Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Treme Brass Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Treme Brass Band @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Theresa Andersson @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Theresa Andersson @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
John Michael Rouchell @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Theresa Andersson @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Theresa Andersson @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Crawfish @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Crawfish @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Smoking Time Jazz Club Performs in Preservation Hall During 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Smoking Time Jazz Club @ Preservation Hall during 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Fans @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Ramblin Letters @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Scene @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Uncle Shadow of the Dragon's Den @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Astral Project @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Astral Project @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting
Johnny Vidacovich @ 2012 French Quarter Fest || Photo © Jimmy Grotting