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August Calendar

Our top picks for this month's events

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Satchmo Summerfest

On August 3-5, Satchmo Summerfest returns to Jackson Square to celebrate the life and music of New Orleans’ beloved Louis Armstrong. There will be live music featuring some of Armstrong’s classics as well as seminars and culinary delicacies. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Information, Fqfi.org.

MJ Live: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

Take a trip back to the 80s with the #1 Michael Jackson tribute concert in the country August 10-11 at the Saenger Theater. You’ll hear the King of Pop’s classics sung in a manner that sounds uncannily like the late Jackson. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

Imagine Dragons

Pop superstars Imagine Dragons visit New Orleans on August 5 at the Smoothie King Center as part of their “Evolve” tour. They’ve sold 12 million albums and 35 million singles worldwide and will be accompanied on their tour by special guest Grace VanderWaal. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival

On August 23-26, stop by the Warehouse District to enjoy one of New Orleans’ newest festivals. The NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival will feature films, music, and art as well as tailgating with BBQ before the New Orleans Saints’ preseason game. Information, CuttingEdgeNola.com/NOLA-downtown-festival.


July 29-September 16

Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, Noma.org.

August 2

Brian Posehn, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.

August 3

Bring It! Live, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

August 3-5

Mary Poppins, Jr., Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Information, Jpas.org.

August 4

Whitney White Linen Night, Julia Street. Information, Cacno.org.

August 5

New Orleans Track Club 55th Anniversary Race, Garden of Memories. Information, RunNOTC.org.

August 5

Imagine Dragons, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.

August 8 & 29

The Best of Sinatra, Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.

August 11

Dirty Linen Night, Royal Street. Information, DirtyLinenNOLA.com.

August 11

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.

August 11

Red Dress Run, Crescent Park. Information, NOLARedDress.com.

August 11 & 25

Dine and Dance with the Victory Swing Orchestra, Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.

August 14

J. Cole with Special Guest
Young Thug, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.

August 18-26

Lulu White, Queen of Storyville, Teatro Wego. Information, Jpas.org.

August 18

Tab Benoit, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com.

August 19

An Evening with Gillian Welch, Civic Theater. Information, CivicNOLA.com.

August 22

Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.

August 25

Lil’ Weezyana Fest Presented by Q93, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.

August 25

Tony Bennett in Concert with Very Special Guest Antonia Bennett, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

August 27

Journey & Def Leppard, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.

August 30

Southern Decadence, French Quarter. Information, SouthernDecadence.net.

August 30

Umphrey’s McGee, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.


 

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