September Events

Fried Chicken Festival

Now in its second year, the Fried Chicken Festival has expanded to a bigger location in Woldenberg Park on Sept. 23-24. There will be a fried chicken-tenders eating contest, a football lounge, a kids pavilion, cooking demos, desserts from Sucre and of course plenty of delicious fried chicken. Admission is free, but you pay for food. Information,

Krewes for Karnival Fundraiser

On Sept. 21, Fulton Alley is hosting the Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders Fundraiser. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Attendees will enjoy bowling, food, drinks and live music. The “Krewe” is made up of other krewes, and the event benefits the firemen, policemen and paramedics who work so hard during Mardi Gras. Information, or

 Mark Twain Tonight!

On Sept. 15, screen and stage actor Hal Holbrook recreates the one-man show he starred in on Broadway as Mark Twain. He skewers politicians, journalists, and so-called patriots in a 90-minute monologue on slavery, religion and politics. The satire is mixed with comic tales of life on the Mississippi and a ghost story. Tickets and information,

NOLA on Tap

On Sept. 23, the largest beer fest in the region comes to the City Park Festival Grounds. There will be live music, and more than 400 brands of local, national, and home-brewed beer.  Dog lovers can bring their four-legged friends (it’s also a fundraiser for the Louisiana SPCA). $5 admission (beer tickets are separate).


Events and Exhibits

Aug. 1-Oct. 1
New at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art,

Aug. 30-Sept. 4
Southern Decadence, French Quarter,

Sept. 2
Labor Day Comedy-Soul Fest, Lakefront Arena,

Sept. 11-17
We Live to Eat Restaurant Week, Citywide,

Sept. 14-17
New Orleans Burlesque Festival, French Quarter,

Sept. 16-17
Irish Fest New Orleans 2017, Kingsley House,

Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Treme Fall Fest, St. Augustine Church,

Sept. 30-Jan. 21
Solidary and Solitary: Pamela J. Joyner & Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art,


Sept. 1
Boyfriend – 5th Annual Birthday Extravaganza, Joy Theater,

Sept. 1
Sylvan Esso with Special Guest Flock of Dimes, Civic Theatre,

Sept. 11
Modest Mouse, Civic Theatre,

Sept. 14 & 16
Bolero with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Orpheum Theater,

Sept. 15
Hanson – 25th Anniversary Tour, Joy Theater,

Sept. 15
The Victory Belles, National World War II Museum,

Sept. 16
An Evening with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Saenger Theater,

Sept. 17
An Evening with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Civic Theatre.,

Sept. 18
Two Door Cinema Club, Joy Theater,

Sept. 18
The Accidentals, Orpheum Theater,

Sept. 22
Old American Songs and Spirituals, Orpheum Theater,

Sept. 23
DJ Soul Sisters Presents HUSTLE! at the Ice Pit, Orpheum Theater,

Sept. 24
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band with Black Pacific, Orpheum Theater,

Sept. 26
Arcade Fire, Lakefront Arena,

Sept. 27
Mac DeMarco, Orpheum Theater,

Sept. 28
Outside the Bachs: Wilkins Returns, Orpheum Theater,



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