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Crescent City Caribbean

Anyone who has spent time in New Orleans has come to the realization that the Crescent City is a Caribbean nation. The climate, vegetation, food, language and the pace of […]

Dave Bartholomew: Music Legend

History is made every moment, but often we miss significant moments because at the time the events seem to be commonplace and nothing special. Dave Bartholomew is the progenitor of […]

Slim’s Picks: Insider’s Guide to Music

Almost Slim is an authority on New Orleans R&B, Louisiana zydeco and blues. A legend for his vast, opinionated wealth of knowledge, we asked him to make some recommendations for […]

Classic Graphics: Jazz Fest Poster

The Jazz Fest poster, a visual institution begun in 1975 as a means of celebrating the event itself, has taken on a life of its own and become one of […]

Jazz Fest Survival Guide 1990

It’s true what they say—that it’s hard not to have a good time at the Jazz Fest. Damn near impossible, what with the bacchanalian intoxication of the occasion. But even […]

Club Scouting 1990

My Dearest Stella: I was filled with an overwhelming joy upon learning that you will be visiting the City of Sin for the Jazz Fest celebration. Knowing that you are […]

Quint Davis: Quint Essential, Part Two

Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, has been active in the music industry for over twenty years. He put together the first festival at the […]

Cajun Cruisin’: OffBeat’s Second Annual Insider’s Guide to Acadiana, Part Two

You can find Cajun and Creole culture in Lafayette, the “Heart of Cajun Country” as it’s referred to in tourist brochures, but you’ll find much more cultural authenticity outside the […]

Requisite Records

Please Shop Early: Tips From the Record Tent Frankly, that’s our hottest tip for finding the best records, tapes and CDs at the Festival Record Tent. Because many of our […]

Cajun Cruisin’: OffBeat’s Second Annual Insider’s Guide to Acadiana, Part One

Music, cultural experiences and good times are incessant affairs on the bayou. But the serious tourist who wants the real authentic stuff or the best Acadiana offers won’t discover it […]