New Orleans, LA: Krewe of Freret Kicks Off Series of Free Saturday Concerts at Publiq House in August

By Robert Morris  |


The Krewe of Freret is launching a series of free Saturday-evening concerts at the Publiq House as an August membership drive, starting tonight (Saturday, Aug. 10) with the Street Legends Brass Band and Sarah Quintana.

For details, see the news release from the Krewe of Freret:

The Krewe of Freret announced today “EAT STREET”, a free summer concert series and member drive every Saturday in August at Freret Street Publiq House. Food trucks will serve up delectable nosh from 6ish-9PM while tantalizing music from innovative musicians will commence at 7PM each Saturday night on Freret. The performances each weekend remain free thanks to the Krewe of Freret, Publiq House, and HUKA Entertainment.

August 10th: The Streets Legends Brass Band with Sarah Quintana
August 17th: Cardinal Sons with Maggie Koerner
August 24th: Little Maker with Kristin Diable

“This impressive concert series, EAT STREET, provides three chances to beat the heat this August with a fresh lineup of talent. While enjoying free tunes inside and tasty food trucks outside, you can learn how to #BeMardiGras with the newest Krewe in town,” said Greg Rhoades, Captain of the Krewe of Freret. “I am proud to say that in our short tenure, the Krewe of Freret has employed and enjoyed over a dozen different New Orleans bands and performance groups and has been fortunate to plan events at many of the gracious Freret businesses. We wanted to play host this summer to some brilliant young New Orleans artists on our favorite street, with the performances remaining free of charge.”

To date, the Krewe of Freret has hosted events featuring TBC Brass Band, Bonerama Brass Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Mardi Gras Indians, Fleur de Tease Burlesque, Jermaine Quiz Mashups, the Crescent Circus, The Painted Ladies, Dancingman 504, Professor Carl Nivale, and several others, honoring our local resources wherever possible. With this concert series, they add Kristin Diable, Sarah Quintana, Little Maker, Maggie Koerner, Cardinal Sons, and The Streets Legends Brass Band, thanks to the assistance of local producers, HUKA Entertainment.

The co-ed Krewe of Freret is currently accepting membership applications for 2014 riding positions. The diverse group of males, females, young, old, natives, and transplants aim to ride on Saturday, February 21st, 2014 on the traditional Uptown route. They are seeking float lieutenants, riding members, non-riding members, and Defenders of Freret.

The free EAT STREET Concert Series kicks off Saturday, August 10th at Publiq House with The Street Legends Brass Band and Sarah Quintana at 7PM. August 17th features Cardinal Sons and Maggie Koerner. August 24th includes Little Maker and Kristin Diable. Various food trucks and street vendors are expected to be in attendance each weekend. Freret Street Publiq House is located at 4528 Freret Street.

About the Krewe of Freret:
The Krewe of Freret was established by seven recent Loyola graduates in late 2011 as a co-ed social organization that supports local industry, conducts service events that benefit the city at large, and preserves/enhances the longevity of the Mardi Gras tradition. Whereas the word ‘Freret’ was previously a division line amongst Tulane and Loyola young alumni, the Krewe of Freret unifies these enthusiastic young professionals and infuses new vigor into the Mardi Gras season while celebrating the continued revitalization of the Freret corridor. The Krewe of Freret aims to ride down St. Charles Avenue during Mardi Gras 2014. Learn more at,, or