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August

3
James Taylor with Special Guest Bonnie Raitt

Legendary folk singer James Taylor comes to the Crescent City accompanied by country songstress Bonnie Raitt for a special one-night event. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

5
Bring It! Live

Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! takes its hip-hop majorette competition to New Orleans with high-energy, inspirational performances. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

6
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey

After postponing a May show due to knee surgery, 1980s superstar Lionel Richie will perform his favorites with pop diva Mariah Carey. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

6
Bryson Tiller

Bryson Tiller brings his unique blend of hip-hop infused R&B to New Orleans to promote his new album, True to Self. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171, Arena.UNO.edu

9
John Mayer

Award-winning singer and guitarist John Mayer is touring in support of his new album, The Search for Everything. It will be a mix of solo acoustic and full band performances. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

12
Big Easy Rollergirls

New Orleans’ roller derby team provides a thrilling mixture of athleticism and showmanship as they play teams from around the country. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171, Arena.UNO.edu

16
Debauchery!

New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera enters its seventh season as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

23
Lost 80’s Live Tour

The longest-running 1980s music tour hits New Orleans with the singers from Spandau Ballet, Cutting Crew, Berlin and Wang Chung, among other ’80s acts. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171, Arena.UNO.edu

15
The Victory Belles

These delightful ladies serenade audiences with the music of the 1940s, including gems of the WWII era as well as patriotic classics saluting each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943, NationalWW2Museum.org

15-October 1
Once On This Island

This one-act musical uses elements of Romeo & Juliet and The Little Mermaid to tell a story about love between members of different social classes. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com

27-October 22
Fun Home

After her father’s sudden death, graphic novelist Alison explores her past to discover the story of the man who shaped her life in this moving, Tony Award-winning musical. Southern Repertory Theatre, Location TBA, 522-6545, SouthernRep.com

September (dates TBA)
Guys and Dolls

Based on Damon Runyon’s short stories, this rollicking musical follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he pursues wealth and love in 1930s New York City. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com
 

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