Mannie Fresh, Tank & the Bangas performing at Fried Chicken Festival_lowres

Mannie Fresh.

New Orleans rap icon Mannie Fresh headlines the music lineup for the inaugural Fried Chicken Festival in September. Also on the bill are Tank & the Bangas, John Boutte, Brass-A-Holics and Sweet Crude.

The festival - presented by Raising Cane's - will have food from Cafe Reconcile, Crepes a la Cart, Diva Dawg, Fiorella's Cafe, Koreole, Liberty's Kitchen and Tracey's, among others. At the end of the fest, judges will determine the best fried chicken.

The festival is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Lafayette Square. Admission is free.