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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. […]

Charting: Top Sellers During Jazz Fest Season

  Johnny Sansone: Hopeland (Short Stack) Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (Alligator Records) Walter “Wolfman” Washington: My Future is My Past (Anti-) Samantha Fish: Belle of the West (Ruf Records) The […]

Celebrating 30 Years: May 1990 “Jazz Fest Survival Guide”

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 […]

FQFIQ: Your French Quarter Festival from A to Z

French Quarter Festival is celebrating its 35th year. The festival runs from Thursday, April 12 until Sunday, April 15, 2018. With 20 stages throughout the French Quarter, our comprehensive guide […]

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. […]

Jazz Fest Redux

“Happy Fest” is a springtime greeting in New Orleans, our own kind of “Aloha.” People say it to start a conversation and again to depart. I heard this greeting a […]

Jazz Fest A to Z: Your guide to every artist at Jazz Fest 2017

How do you choose from the variety of cultures, rhythms and sounds available at Jazz Fest? Our guide should help. Happy Jazz Fest! Remember that performance information is subject to […]