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OffBeat’s Best of the Beat Awards 2009

BoB09logoEvery January, OffBeat Magazine throws the first great party of the year–the annual Best of the Beat Awards to honor the best local musicians and music businesses for their accomplishments. The music awards take place at House of Blues, and feature performances from some of Louisiana’s best musicians as well as complimentary catering from many of New Orleans’ best restaurants.


We’ve got the full Best of the Beat schedule posted here.
And see all of the participating restaurants and menu here.


Tickets for the 2009 Best of the Beat Awards are ON SALE NOW. $25 each, or for a limited time get your tickets for only $19 each if you buy in packs of 4. For the price of 1 show, you can be there when the 2009 Best of the Beat Awards are announced, and enjoy all of the food and entertainment below.



This year we’re proud to announce the following performers at the Best of the Beat Music Awards on Friday, January 22 at House of Blues. We’ll be adding a few more artists to the lineup still, so keep checking back!


Galactic: Web || Twitter || Facebook || MySpace || YouTube

Bonerama with special guest Jon Langford (of The Mekons and OffBeat 2009 Jazz Fest Bible cover artist): Web || Twitter || Facebook || MySpace || YouTube || ReverbNation

Anders Osborne: MySpace || Facebook

MyNameIsJohnMichael: Web || Twitter || Facebook || MySpace

Honey Island Swamp Band: Web || MySpace || Facebook || ReverbNation

DJ E.F. Cuttin: MySpace || Facebook || Twitter

Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs: Web || Facebook || MySpace || ReverbNation

Nova Nola with Steve and Sasha Masakowski: : Facebook

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson: Web

Panorama Jazz Band: Web ||  MySpace


Every year, local participating restaurants show off the best food New Orleans has to offer with complimentary dishes to start off the Best of the Beat Awards. See all participating restaurants here.


This year’s event is sponsored by the following organizations:

Abita Beer Capital One Bank Harrah's Casino New Orleans

WWL 4 TV New Orleans LouisianaEntertainment.gov Loyola University Music Business Program