No Popeyes? No problem! It's no surprise that 2019 National Fried Chicken Festival vendors Blue Oak BBQ, District Donuts Sliders Brew and presenting sponsor Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers made the list of best fried chicken sandwiches in #NOLA. Come see for yourselves Sept. 20 - 22 in Woldenberg Riverfront Park!
Following last year's wildly successful event, organizers of the National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane's have announced plans to expand the festival from two to three days in 2019. In 2018, the free festival drew more than 177,000 attendees, and organizers are expecting more than 200,000 for the fourth annual event taking place Sept. 20-22, 2019, in New Orleans' Woldenberg Riverfront Park.
The festival will feature over 30 local and national fried chicken vendors, as well as live performances from an all-star entertainment lineup including world-renowned St. Augustine High School Marching Band; new group Bounce Royalty comprised of Choppa, Cheeky Blakk, and DJ Jubilee, making their first performance as the newly formed group of bounce legends; Bonerama; Grammy-nominated Cha Wa; J & The Causeways; and the first-ever "Who Dat Playlist," a setlist essential for any Saints fan with DJ Raj Smoov, Shamarr Allen, and more. Those eager for this year's entertainment curated by OffBeat Magazine can listen and follow along with our Spotify playlist, now available under the title FCF 2019 by Fried Chicken Festival on the music platform.
The fourth annual event is also proud to introduce two new VIP experiences. The Bottomless Bubbles VIP Lounge presented by Chandon will include bottomless Chandon champagnes, food from 2018 "Best Fried Chicken" award-winner McHardy's Chicken & Fixin', access to tented, lounge seating, VIP restrooms, priority main stage viewing areas, and more. The second VIP experience, the Royalty Lounge presented by Crown Royal, will include three specialty Crown Royal cocktails, access to tented, lounge seating, food from the world-renowned Gus's Fried Chicken restaurant, VIP restroom access, and priority viewing of the DJ stage. VIP tickets will be available for pre-purchase online at friedchickenfestival.com/experiences as all as on-site while supplies last.
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