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Are Festival Headliners A Thing of The Past?

With the chaos caused by the cancellation of the Stones (Mick’s heart) and then Fleetwood Mac (Stevie’s flu), the Jazz Fest rounded up Widespread Panic, a great band, but one […]

Heart Derailed By A Heart

How will the Jazz Fest (booked by Festival Productions New Orleans—FPI) replace the Rolling Stones, now that they’ve cancelled their performance due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition? Huge question. I […]

What Does A New Orleans Music Industry Actually Mean? Guest Editorial

Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.

We Got A Good Thing

For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]

Mardi Gras Mixed Emotions

Get out the face paint, the masks, the lewd costumes, the ladders, the beer and alcoholic beverages with a side of red beans and rice and fried chicken: Mardi Gras […]

Mandatory Music Surcharges Could Pay Musicians More

One of the ways we use the Weekly Beat is to get our readers’ opinions on a variety of topics. Some months ago, our poll asked our readers—arguably a group […]

Doing Your Homework: The Start to Municipal Music Strategy Development

The following is a guest blog post done in partnership with The Ella Project on behalf of Music Policy Forum and written by Lynn Ross, Cultural Planner for the City of […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Once again, New Orleans is amking a push to improve and develop its music industry infrastructure.

Throw Us Some Money, Mister.

New Orleans lives and dies by its culture. That’s why we have such a thriving hospitality industry.  We’re not Nashville. We’re not Charleston, we’re not Dallas or Memphis. Certainly not Las […]

New Orleans Is Not Coachella:
Guest Editorial

Whenever Jazz Fest announces its upcoming lineup, there are always people who dislike and like to dispute the choices made for booking and managing the Fest. The 2019 complete lineup […]