Event Search

Issue Articles

The complete list of nominees for Best of the Beat

The OffBeat Music and Cultural Arts Foundation’s Best of the Beat Awards 2017 nominations are in. We solicited nominations from musicians and others in the music community. We then gave […]

Simply the Best: The 50 Best Albums of 2017

We’ve polled our writers and editorial staff and have gathered 50 of our most recommended albums of the year. We didn’t include reissues and only included releases reviewed in 2017. […]

Celebrating the City’s 300th in Song

OffBeat magazine, now celebrating 30 years, has always been dedicated to the music of Louisiana. We will celebrate the city’s 300th in song—300 songs chosen from all 300 years of […]

My Music with Cliff Hines

“I never thought I would become a musician, but my mother was very musically oriented, and from a young age she would always have me listen to cool music from […]

Celebrating 30 Years: Dr. John Interview, 1992

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness: Giving Today for Tomorrow

While the great Allen Toussaint sadly left us on November 10, 2015, his musical and philanthropic legacy lives on. Fittingly, the renowned composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist’s birthday celebration, Sunday, […]

Barking All Over: Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival

With a career spanning more than seven decades, banjo virtuoso Danny Barker mentored generations of New Orleans musicians and is the namesake for the fourth annual Danny Barker Banjo and […]

Five Questions with Kathleen McCulla, Director of Special Events at Ochsner Health System: King Cake Festival

How has the King Cake Festival evolved since that first edition in 2013? I think it’s become part of the Mardi Gras culture in both a foodie and family friendly […]

Mojo Mouth

Why We Do It I’m hoping that you are able to come to OffBeat’s 23rd annual Best of the Beat Awards on January 25 at Generations Hall. It’s the time […]

Letters to the Editor

Fats Domino Circle I’ve got nothing against the Revivalists but do they compare with Fats, a true world treasure? Didn’t he deserve a full-page cover of OffBeat? And if you […]