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In Memoriam: Leigh “L’il Queenie” Harris (1954 – 2019)

Leigh “L’il Queenie” Harris, vocalist and frontwoman of 1970s and early ’80s rock band Li’l Queenie and the Percolators has passed away at age 65 from cancer. Harris grew up […]

Satchmo SummerFest 2019: Stage schedules and map

Satchmo SummerFest Presented by Chevron returns Friday, August 2 and runs through Sunday, August 4. Click here for a PDF of the stage schedules and festival map, or click on […]

Bayou Boogaloo Schedule

BAYOU BOOGALOO SCHEDULE It’s Bayou Boogaloo Time.  Besides the great music, the festival offers the best in Louisiana cuisines and local artisans. Make your way down to Mid-City, eat your […]

A to Z: All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide

by OffBeat staff and contributors including Robert Fontenot and Brett Milano.     Stage Codes AARP Rhythmpourium (AARP) Acura Stage (ACU) Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage (AM) Blues Tent (BLU) […]

Your 2019 French Quarter Festival from A to Z

Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the 2019 French Quarter Festival has a total of 23 stages with music that represents just about every genre from traditional jazz, brass band, funk, Latin, […]

The Nominations: The complete list of nominees for the Best of the Beat

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

The Best Music of the Year: The 50 best albums of 2018

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 2018. […]

Happy Birthday Celebrations including Dave Bartholomew and WWOZ

December is a big month for birthdays, including Dave Bartholomew, who will be 100 years old on December 24, and Henry Roeland “Professor Longhair” Byrd, who was born 100 years […]

DEUTSCHES HAUS: Oktoberfest returns to New Orleans on Bayou St. John

Oktoberfest 2018 takes place on the grounds of the new Deutsches Haus at 1700 Moss Street. A brand-new Deutsches Haus is almost ready, just not in time for Oktoberfest 2018. […]