Easter pa­rades, swing dances and more mu­sic fests.

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NEW OR­LEANS RAG­TIME FES­TI­VAL

Aimed at re­viv­ing the late 19th­cen­tury mu­sic genre, this fledg­ling fest marks its sec­ond year—and the cen­ten­nial of Scott “King of Rag­time” Jo­plin’s death—with day­long per­for­mances at the Old U.S. Mint April 2. 400 Es­planade Ave., 3rd fl.; the­newor­lean­srag­time­fes­ti­val.com

WED­NES­DAYS AT THE SQUARE

Th­ese free, weekly con­certs be­gin at 5 pm, with head­lin­ers per­form­ing at 6:30 pm. April 5: Ge­orge Porter Jr. & Run­nin’ Pard­ners; April 12: Jon Cleary; April 19: Big Sam’s Funky Na­tion; April 26: Flow Tribe. Lafayette Square, St. Charles Ave. and Lafayette St.; yl­c­nola.org

JAZZ IN THE PARK

Free per­for­mances also take place at Arm­strong Park each Thurs­day, with mu­sic be­gin­ning at 4 pm and head­lin­ers tak­ing the stage at 6 pm. April 13: Preser­va­tion Hall All Stars; April 20: Bag of Donuts; April 27: Ker­mit Ruffins. N. Ram­part and St. Ann streets; pu­fap.org

ABITA SPRINGS BUSKER FES­TI­VAL

The city goes silent April 23 when New Or­leans’ street mu­si­cians head to Abita Springs. Spot­light­ing the best of the best, this free af­ter­noon af­fair pro­vides a per­fect warm-up to Jaz­zfest, which cospon­sors the event. trail­head­mu­seum.org/ busker-fes­ti­val

FES­TI­VAL IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DE LOUISIANE

Think Jaz­zfest but with a de­cid­edly French ac­cent and more room to dance. Cel­e­brat­ing 31 years of cel­e­brat­ing Fran­co­phone mu­sic, this free April 26-30 fest is spread through­out down­town Lafayette in the heart of Ca­jun coun­try. fes­ti­val­in­ter­na­tional.org

Fes­ti­val In­ter­na­tional

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