Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Thursday Market is operating within its regular hours of 3pm to 7 pm to accommodate the return of Daylight Saving.
Music at the Market
Here at the Crescent City Farmers Market we not only pride ourselves in supporting local food vendors and farmers, but musicians as well! Our markets serve as a safe, outdoor space for community members, vendors, and musicians alike to enjoy an uplifting shopping experience with local performances and music. With funding from grants and other organizations, we are able to host monthly performances that help to preserve, promote, and disseminate the cultural heritage of New Orleans and the surrounding areas of Louisiana while supporting the culture bearers of our city. Check out our Events calendar below to see who is performing each month.
Are you a musician interested in performing at the Crescent City Farmers Market? CCFM operates three weekly markets around New Orleans where community members can shop for fresh, local food. To enhance the shopper experience, we regularly host performances by local musicians at our markets. When performing at CCFM, musicians are asked to perform for at least two hours. Performing at CCFM is a great way to connect with the community! Please see our website for more details on past performances at market.
Monthly Music Lineup
Click on any Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday Market listing to see what musicians are performing.
Market Umbrella is proud to provide this community music series with support from the Threadhead Cultural Foundation and the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy.
Past Performances and Partnerships
Disaster Relief Gig Fund in Fall and Winter of 2021
Market Umbrella is proud to have provided this community music series in partnership with American Federation of Musicians Local 174-496 New Orleans (aka the Musician's Union), NOMAF / Musician's Clinic, and French Quarter Festival.
With funding from the Music Performance Trust Fund, the Crescent City Farmers Market hosted over 50 musicians for performances at market. In addition to their stipend, each musician received tokens to spend on fresh, local food thanks to funding from the Musician’s Clinic and the New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation. Some performances included: Seva Venet Trio, Mayumi Shara & N.O. Jazz Letters, Louis Ford & His N.O. Flairs and more.
Contact us with any questions
If you have any questions about the application process or about the application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the Veggie Hotline 504-495-1459.
All musician applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.