Freret Street Festival celebrates corridor’s rebirth (photo gallery)

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Spyboy Irving "Honey" Bannister of Cha Wah. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Irving “Honey” Bannister of Cha Wah. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Travers Geoffray of the Mississippi Rail Company gets animated on the Ocshner Baptist stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Travers Geoffray of the Mississippi Rail Company gets animated on the Ocshner Baptist stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday afternoon, people packed onto Freret street for the annual Freret Street Festival. Food, music and arts and crafts lined Freret from Soniat down to Napoleon. Local vendors like Woody’s Fish Tacos, Boucherie and Liberty Cheesesteak provided food. There were three stages of music featuring artists like Cha Wah, Bonerama, Mississippi Rail Company, Billy Iusso and the Restless Natives amongst others.

Holly Morlas and Kyle Galloway dance to the Mississippi Rail Company. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Holly Morlas and Kyle Galloway dance to the Mississippi Rail Company at the Ocshner Baptist stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Liberty was serving cheesesteaks outside their restaurant. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Liberty was serving cheesesteaks outside their restaurant. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Nairobi Youth performed at the Valence street stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Nairobi Youth performed at the Valence street stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Gabby Gumbo artwork by Jennifer Jordan was on sale.(Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Gabby Gumbo artwork by Jennifer Jordan was on sale.(Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A young fan dances to Cha Wah. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Eight-year-old John Sanpietro dances to Cha Wah. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Shaun Aleman had his New Orleans-themed artwork for sale. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Shaun Aleman had his New Orleans-themed artwork for sale. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Beaucoup Juice sold snowballs outside their shop. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Beaucoup Juice sold snowballs outside their shop. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

See below for live coverage from the festival.

Live Blog Freret Street Festival – April 4, 2015
 

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