New Orleans Oyster Festival
Celebrate the versatility of our region’s favorite bivalve at the New Orleans Oyster Festival on June 3-4 at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. You can taste the oyster creations from over 20 restaurants, as well as enjoy competitions in oyster shucking, oyster eating and the largest oyster. Live music will be provided by local bands including Flow Tribe and Bag of Donuts. It’s free and open to the public, but VIP passes are available at $75 daily. Information, NolaOysterFest.org.
New Orleans International Beer Festival
Come to Champions Square June 3 for two-ounce unlimited sampling of craft beers from around the world at the New Orleans International Beer Festival. There’s also food, a cider garden, seminars, a beer garden for “cask” beers, music and games. General admission tickets, $40 in advance, designated driver tickets (you can’t drink any beers), $20 in advance. NewOrleansInternationalBeerfest.com.
Get ready to “party with a purpose” at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival from June 29-July 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Musical acts include Diana Ross, John Legend, Chaka Khan and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Speakers include the Rev. Al Sharpton and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Ticket packages start at $150. Information, EssenceFestival.com.
Jun 1-Oct 1: New at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, Noma.org
Jun 1- Jul 9: Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico, Newcomb Museum. Information, NewcombArtMuseum.tulane.edu
Jun 5: The Bacon Brothers, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com
Jun 6-11: Mamma Mia!, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com
Jun 8: Muse + Thirty Seconds to Mars + PVRIS, Champions Square. Information, Ticketmaster.com
Jun 9-11: New Orleans Pride, French Quarter. Information, PrideNewOrleans.com
Jun 9: Journey with Special Guest Asia, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com
Jun 10-11: French Market Creole Tomato Festival, French Market. Information, FrenchMarket.org
Jun 10: A Night of Worship with Bethel Music & Housefires, Lakefront Arena. Information, Arena.UNO.edu
Jun 11: Tour de Fat Featuring Corey Harper, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com
Jun 13: Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com
Jun 13: Third Eye Blind + Silversun Pickups, Champions Square. Information, Ticketmaster.com
Jun 13: WWE Smackdown Live, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com
Jun 22-24: Festigals, JW Marriott Hotel. Information, Festigals.org.
Jun 24-25: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Armstrong Park. Information, JazzAndHeritage.org/Cajun-Zydeco
Jun 27: Boston – Hyper Space Tour, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com