Our top picks for this month's events
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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.
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.
Brian Posehn, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
Bring It! Live, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Mary Poppins, Jr., Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Information, Jpas.org.
Whitney White Linen Night, Julia Street. Information, Cacno.org.
New Orleans Track Club 55th Anniversary Race, Garden of Memories. Information, RunNOTC.org.
Imagine Dragons, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
August 8 & 29
The Best of Sinatra, Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
Dirty Linen Night, Royal Street. Information, DirtyLinenNOLA.com.
The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.
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.
J. Cole with Special Guest
Young Thug, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Lulu White, Queen of Storyville, Teatro Wego. Information, Jpas.org.
Tab Benoit, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com.
An Evening with Gillian Welch, Civic Theater. Information, CivicNOLA.com.
Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.
Lil’ Weezyana Fest Presented by Q93, Champions Square. Information, Champions-Square.com.
Tony Bennett in Concert with Very Special Guest Antonia Bennett, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Journey & Def Leppard, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Southern Decadence, French Quarter. Information, SouthernDecadence.net.
Umphrey’s McGee, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.