Music

Music on Film - The New Orleans Film Festival Turns 30

  This year the New Orleans Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with a program that is absolutely loaded with the sounds of music from here and beyond.  I am especially excited about the premier of "Up From The Streets,"…

The Who at Jazz Fest?

  Amazingly, speculation over the 2020 Jazz Fest lineup is already in full swing and Pete Townshend sent rumors flying when he let slip earlier this week that The Who would be one of the headliners for this year’s fest. …

Gleason Gras, Calexico and Events This Week

  Gleason Gras Saturday at Champions Square Tomorrow is the 9th annual Gleason Gras Fun Run and Festival. If you’re a Saints fan (seems likely) and love local food and good music (also fairly likely) you’ll want to head out…

Kidz Bop Coming To Saenger Theatre Dec. 8

NEW ORLEANS (press release) –KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids announced today the extension of the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019, playing to 20 additional cities this fall. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday,…

Bleached, Sinkane And This Week In Music

  Bleached Tonight at Gasa Gasa with The Paranoyds and People Museum There is a lot of really excellent music going on around town tonight.  Gasa Gasa has an outstanding lineup headlined by Los Angeles pop punk outfit Bleached.  Bleached…

Lil Wayne, Lizzo and More

Lil WeezyAna Fest Saturday Tomorrow Lil Wayne’s Lil WeezyAna Fest returns for its fifth installment.  This year the festival is moving from its original home at Champions Square to the grounds of the UNO Lakefront Arena.  This shift will allow…

Saturday In The Quarter

  The seventh annual Downriver Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade Ave., 568.2564, nolajazzmuseum.org). Celebrating the cultural, economic, environmental and inspirational impacts and contributions of the Mississippi River to our fair city…

Best of the Fall Fests

  With the weather turning cooler (please?, pretty please?) it’s time to get outside, throw on some jeans and enjoy food, fun and festivities at the ever-growing list of festivals in and around the city. From September through December, there…

Southern Decadence and Other Things To Do This Week

Southern Decadence Of course Labor Day weekend in New Orleans means that it is once again time for New Orleans’ largest LGBT event of the year – Southern Decadence. On Saturday you can catch the annual Queen B Drag Brunch…

An Interview With Empath, And 16 Shows This Week

Empath Thursday at Gasa Gasa Thursday night Gasa Gasa has an excellent show lined up with Empath and T-Rextasy opening for main band Mannequin P---y.  T-Rextasy is the “official” Marc Bolan and T-Rex cover band, while Mannequin P---y is a…

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration FRIDAY

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Vintage Rock Club is excited to host “1 Night of Peace & Music,” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, this Friday, Aug. 16 (9 p.m. – 2 a.m.) with drinks, dancing, flower power and…

New Orleans & Company: What's New In New Orleans Hospitality

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The 6th annual New Orleans Museum Month returns for the entire month of August encouraging locals to join a museum this summer. With one museum membership, visitors gain complimentary access to all 18 participating museums…

Satchmo SummerFest

  Today begins the 19th Satchmo SummerFest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint.  As usual this year boast a great selection of food and a diverse musical lineup that represents the best of what New Orleans has…

August

Backstreet Boys One of the world’s most popular boy bands comes to the Smoothie King Center on August 30 as a part of their DNA World Tour. It will be the biggest arena tour the group has done in 18…

Rest in Peace, Poppa Funk

  Recently we have had too many sad occasions to reflect on the lives and careers of legendary artists. Unique talents like Tom Petty, Dr. John, Prince, Scott Walker, Dick Dale, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Dave Bartholomew and now Art…

Baby Shark Live! Heads To The Mahalia Jackson Theater

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Baby Shark Live!, the brand new, fully immersive concert experience from Pinkfong and Round Room Live, heads to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Sunday, October 13th. This is one of the first shows of its…

The Essence of the Weekend

  This year the Essence Festival turns 25 and the organizers have pulled out all the stops to celebrate.  The music kicks off Friday evening with a remembrance of Aretha Franklin and a tribute to Patti Labelle featuring Brandy, Doug…

Live and Local

Free Friday at Tipitina’s Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to revisit some old haunts and see some live local music. Tipitina’s Free Friday series is a great excuse to get Uptown for a drink…

July

Family Block Party at the World War II Museum If you’d like to take your kids to something fun and educational during summer vacation, try the first annual Family Block Party at the National World War II Museum on July…

Events This Week and Bonnaroo In Review

  Going on this Week Tonight one of the original industrial metal bands – Powerman 5000 – is at Southport Hall.  Also tonight, Khris Royal (the extraordinary local saxophone player) and his band Dark Matter are the Free Friday show…

NOMA Events - June 21-23

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: Lynn Drury in concert Friday Nights at NOMA on June 21 features musician Lynn Drury performing in her signature "NOLAmerican" style in the Great Hall from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The popular…