July

 

3
French Quarter Comedy Show
Kick off the 4th of July weekend with comics DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson and DC Young Fly.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

5-7
ESSENCE Festival
Missy Elliott, Big Freedia, Morris Day and Mary J. Blige are just some of the performers highlighting the 2019 ESSENCE Festival.  Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, (888) 946-9655, ESSENCE.com

6
Jesus & Jollof Live
Part of the ESSENCE Festival’s new ESSENCE After Dark Series, this show will be a live broadcast of the “Jesus & Jollof” podcast.  Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530, OrpheumNOLA.com

8
Reel Big Fish & the Aquabats
1990s ska-punk band Reel Big Fish brings its hyperkinetic stage show to the Joy Theater for one night only.  The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569, TheJoyTheater.com

11-21
Mamma Mia!
Enjoy ABBA’s greatest hits in this rollicking musical about a young bride-to-be on a Greek island trying to discover the identity of her father.  Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com

12-28
Hamlet
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane presents Shakespeare’s timeless tale of a prince trying to avenge his father’s murder.  Tulane’s Lupin Theater, 150 Dixon Hall Annex, 865-5106, NewOrleansShakespeare.org

15
YES – The Royal Affair Tour
Prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees YES headline this tour, which also features Asia and John Lodge of The Moody Blues.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

17
Michael Buble
Crooner Michael Buble visits New Orleans as part of a new world tour. Each ticket purchased includes a CD or digital copy of Buble’s new album, loveSmoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com

17
Built to Spill – Keep It Like a Secret Tour
Indie rockers Built to Spill tour America in honor the 20th anniversary of their album Keep It Like a SecretThe Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569, TheJoyTheater.com

25
Iyanla Vanzant – Acts of Faith Remix Tour
The internationally acclaimed life coach, bestselling author and Emmy winner Iyanla Vanzant brings a new inspirational and interactive event to the Saenger.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

27
The 2019 New Orleans Beatles Festival: Abbey Road Live
Enjoy the songs from The Beatles’ landmark album Abbey Road at this year’s celebration of the Fab Four.  House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999, HouseOfBlues.com

30
Carly Rae Jepsen – The
Dedicated
Tour
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated pop star Carly Rae Jepsen of “Call Me Maybe” fame tours in support of her new album, DedicatedThe Fillmore, 6 Canal St., 881-1555, FillmoreNOLA.com

30
Bush & Live  – The Altimate Tour
1990s grunge rockers Bush & Live unite to bring you songs from their hit albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone. They will also be joined by special guest Our Lady Peace.  Champions Square, LaSalle St., 587-3663, Champions-Square.com