News + Notes

Newsnotes1

Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan

We could all use some laughs amidst the stress and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans of the groundbreaking “Chappelle’s Show” are sure to be delighted by Dave Chappelle’s new comedy tour, also featuring popular comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan. The duo will be performing for one night only on September 4 at the Smoothie King Center.

Chappelle, an actor, screenwriter, and comedian, received the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2019. He began hosting the podcast “The Midnight Miracle” in 2021. He has received over 30 nominations and awards for his television series and comedy specials, most recently for the 2020 Netflix special “Sticks & Stones.” The streaming giant has also cited “Dave Chappelle: Collection 1” as the most viewed comedy-special in their network’s history.

Joe Rogan’s podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” ranked as Spotify’s most popular podcast in 2020, as Rogan interviewed a broad range of guests including entertainers, athletes, intellectuals and politicians.

Face coverings will be mandatory at the event and no cellphones will be allowed. All cellphones and cameras will be collected at the gate and returned to audience members after the show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SmoothieKingCenter.com.


TRY THIS

Moonshadow 

If you’re looking for a little outdoor adventure mixed in with your live music, try Moonshadow in Abita Springs Sept. 4-5. There will be a variety of Louisiana-based musicians, food vendors, craft vendors, and health & wellness practitioners on site. For more information, visit a-glantz.org.

Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence, the annual celebration of the city’s gay community, will take place Sept. 1- 5 in the French Quarter with a variety of parties, parades, brunches and more. For more information, visit SouthernDecadence.net.


Counting Crows: The Butter Miracle Tour

Counting Crows, one of the 1990s most popular rock bands, is visiting the Saenger Theatre on September 20 as part of their Butter Miracle Tour with special guests Sean Barna and Matt Sucich. For tickets, visit SaengerNOLA.com.

Gregory Porter

Live music is back at the Orpheum. On September 26, the two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist will perform. For tickets, visit OrpheumNOLA.com.


Newsnotes2

“New Orleans Saints by the Numbers: The Greatest Players in Saints History”

With football season about to start, treat the Saints fanatic in your family (or yourself) to this coffee table pictorial history of the greatest New Orleans Saints to wear each number from 1through 99.

Compiled by “The Times-Picayune – New Orleans Advocate,” this journey through memory lane will certainly feature some no-brainer choices: everyone knows Drew will be #9, Rickey Jackson will be #57, and Morten Andersen will be #7. But there are also sure to be some forgotten players who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to the Black and Gold.

This limited-edition collector’s item will not be available to ship until November 19, but you can pre-order your copy now before supplies run out at pediment.com. It’ll make a great Christmas gift for Saints fans of all ages.

Events subject to change because of COVID-19 restrictions.