Our top picks for this month’s events
September is a big month for concerts at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Pop goddess Taylor Swift is coming to the Superdome for one night only on September 22 as a part of her Reputation Stadium Tour. MBSuperdome.com.
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT
Part of the wonder of the classic film Star Wars: A New Hope is the thrilling score by revered composer John Williams. Now, fans will get the chance to experience the film in the stately confines of the Saenger Theatre on September 7 & 8 accompanied by a live orchestra. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCE
Jay-Z is one of the world’s most famous rappers and Beyonce is one of the world’s most famous singers. The married couple have united for the On the Run II World Tour. Previous shows on the tour have included a whopping 37 songs from Jay-Z and Beyonce. They will appear for one night only at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13. Information, MBSuperdome.com.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
This country and western musical tells the story of the “Pump Boys” who sell gas near the Grand Ole Opry and the “Dinettes” who run the Double Cupp Diner next door. The show has received rave reviews on and off Broadway and will play on weekends at BB’s Stage Door Canteen in the National World War 2 Museum from September 7-30. NationalWW2Museum.org.
Events, Exhibits & Performances
July 29-September 16
Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, New Orleans Museum of Art. noma.org.
August 30-September 3
Southern Decadence, French Quarter. SouthernDecadence.net.
Africa Umoja, Mahalia Jackson Theater. MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
Paul Simon: Homeward Bound Farewell Tour, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com.
Saints Kickoff Run, Champions Square. Saints5K.com.
WWE Monday Night Raw, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Restaurant Week New Orleans, Various Restaurants. CoolinaryNewOrleans.com.
Neko Case, Civic Theatre. CivicNOLA.com.
September 13 & 15
Beethoven’s Ninth with Schubert’s “Unfinished”, Orpheum Theater. OrpheumNOLA.com.
Descendents, Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com.
Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour, Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com
The Victory Belles, Stage Door Canteen. NationalWW2Museum.org.
New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Various CBD venues. NewOrleansBurlesqueFest.com.
A Symphony is Born with Music by Gabrieli and Haydn, Orpheum Theater. OrpheumNOLA.com.
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’n Out Live, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Chromeo, Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com.
The Curtain Call Ball, Le Petit Theatre. LePetitTheatre.com.
September 21-Oct. 28
Shear Madness, Westwego Performing Arts Theatre. jpas.org.
NOLA on Tap, City Park Festival Grounds. NOLAOnTap.org.
Taylor Swift, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. MBSuperdome.com.
Fried Chicken Fest, Woldenberg Riverfront Park. FriedChickenFestival.com.
Future Islands, Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com.
Aubrey & the Three Migos, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
September 26-Oct. 7
Aladdin, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
The Decembrists, Civic Theatre. CivicNOLA.com.
Mat Kearney: Crazytalk Fall 2018 Tour, Joy Theater. TheJoyTheater.com.