We told you last month about the Fried Chicken Festival expanding to two days. Well, the announcement has been made on who's gonna be frying up the delicious eats, as well as providing entertainment.

With the inaugural festival happening last year in Lafayette Park in New Orleans, the move to Woldenberg Park, and adding a second day, has allowed for quite the expansion.

The festival will happen September 23 and 24.

There will be 28 food vendors from New Orleans, and six from outside of the area.

Here are the New Orleans vendors:

  • Bayou Hot Wings
  • Belle's Diner
  • Crêpes à la Cart
  • Dat Dog
  • Diva Dog
  • Dunbar's Famous Creole Cuisine
  • Frazier's Connection
  • Frencheeze Food Truck
  • Heard Dat Kitchen
  • Jazz City Cafe
  • Koz's
  • Lamar's Creole Wings
  • McHardy's Chicken N' Fixins
  • Ma Momma's House of Cornbread
  • Oceana Grill
  • Old School Eats
  • The Original Fiorella's Cafe
  • Poppin' Mamas Kettle Corn
  • Porter and Luke's
  • Rouses Markets
  • Roux Bistro in the Sheraton New Orleans
  • The Swamp Kitchen
  • Sweet Legacy
  • A Taste of Houma catering
  • Tiger's Creole Cuisine
  • We Dat's Chicken & Shrimp
  • Willie's Chicken Shack
  • Willie Mae's Scotch House

From outside the New Orleans area, food vendors include:

  • Boxcar Betty's of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Gus's Fried Chicken of Memphis, Tennessee
  • Hattie's Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Orleagian SnowBalls of Atlanta
  • Pollo of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Salt House Catering of Charleston, South Carolina

The music lineup that Cleveland Spears III, festival organizer and president/CEO of the Spears Group is certain that the entertainment lineup will appeal to everyone from "millennials to Baby Boomers," with artists such as Big Sam's Funky Nation to Big Freedia.


Main Stage

11 a.m. -- Casa Samba Kick Off Parade
11:30 a.m. -- Chicken on the Bone
1 p.m. -- Los Po Boy Citos
3 p.m. -- Kristin Diable & The City
4:30 p.m. -- Sean Ardoin and Zydekool
6 p.m. -- Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs
7:30 p.m. -- Naughty Professor


Main Stage

11 a.m. -- Casa Samba Kids on Stilts with Tipitina's Youth Band
11:30 a.m. -- Spirit of New Orleans Gospel Choir
1 p.m. -- Papo y son Mandao
3 p.m. -- Motel Radio
5:30 p.m. -- Big Sam's Funky Nation

This event features an appearance by Denisia

6:30 p.m. -- PNC & The Big Easy Band
7:15 p.m. -- Big Freedia

On the DJ Stage, on Saturday at 11 a.m.l DJ Raj Smoove; at 4 p.m. DJ T-Roy; on Sunday at 11 a.m. DJ Captain Charles; and at 4 p.m. DJ Quickie Mart.

All info for the 2017 Fried Chicken Festival can be found at the festival website.

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