Music

What’s Going On This Week?

  The week after Thanksgiving is a great time to check in with many of our great local artists. The Maple Leaf and d.b.a. both have outstanding lineups this week. Head out, have a bite to eat and catch some…

Marquee: December

Mandatory Merriment Southern Rep hosts this irreverent holiday comedy musical from Dec. 4-29. Due to unforeseen circumstances, six strangers end up stranded at a French Quarter tavern and are forced to find new ways to celebrate Christmas. Information, SouthernRep.com. Mystery…

Thanksgiving Week In Music

Thanksgiving week is usually an interesting one for music.  It always starts with a packed weekend and then slowly settles into the relative quiet of the holiday.  This week we have a couple of great fundraisers at Tipitina’s as well…

Celebrate Veterans Day With Louisiana Star and Bayou Rum

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – “The Flavor of Louisiana,” Bayou Rum, will be hosting a special Veterans Day celebration for the southern Louisiana area. The Voice star, and Louisiana’s very own, Gyth Rigdon, will be giving a powerful performance. It…

Weekend Festival Music

  Abita Fall Fest and Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Tomorrow head out to the Abita Trailhead for the first Abita Fall Fest.  The fest will feature eight hours of music including performances by Marc Broussard, Flow Tribe, Bruce Daigrepont and…

November

The Bloody Mary Festival The Howlin’ Wolf will host The Bloody Mary Festival on November 2 and 3. Aficionados of the classic alcoholic beverage will be able to sample a wide variety of Bloody Marys, as well as local food…

Voodoo Fest Returns

  Halloween weekend in New Orleans means it is time for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park.  As usual the lineup is a blend of established and emergent bands across multiple genres.  The big story this year…

Vintage Rock Club Hosts “Rock of Ages” Celebration Nov. 15

Vintage Rock Club, New Orleans’ first throwback bar and video music experience venue, announced today the final event of its four-part series, “Rock of Ages,” celebrating Rock & Roll of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The event will take place…

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

  Tonight is the start of the 14th Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. This is one of the great festivals of the year and it is free to attend with drinks and some amazing BBQ available for purchase. The…

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…