MAZE UNO Lakefront Arena August 31

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: August 21 – August 27, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of August 21, – August 27, 2014 featuring: New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Raphael Bas and Norbert Slama, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Clint Maedgen, Lynn Drury, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Tin Men and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on [...]

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Krewe of O.A.K. Mid-Summer Mardi Gras

Krewe of O.A.K. Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Rolls on Oak Street August 23

The 28th annual Krewe of O.A.K. Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade is set to roll down Oak Street on Saturday, August 23. The festivities begin at the Maple Leaf Bar, where an official “Royal Balcony” ceremony will kick things off at 7 p.m. At precisely 7:30 p.m., the parade begins to roll down Oak to Carrollton, [...]

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Cutting Edge Conference

Cutting Edge Conference Brings Entertainment Leaders to New Orleans August 21-23

The 2014 Cutting Edge C.E Conference will bring leaders all areas of the entertainment industry to New Orleans from August 21-23. The conference, now in its 22nd year, will feature presentations from a variety of New Orleans based music industry leaders. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation director Scott Aiges, Orleans Records owner Carlo Ditta, [...]

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Big Freedia Queen of Bounce

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Renewed for Two More Seasons

We all know Big Freedia is the Queen of Bounce, but now she has been crowned the Queen of the Fuse network as well. The popular Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce television program has been renewed for two more seasons after posting the highest ratings in Fuse history for the recently concluded second season. Production [...]

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The Cincinati Kid Poster

The Historic New Orleans Collection Screens The Cincinnati Kid

The Historic New Orleans Collection will offer a free screening of “The Cincinnati Kid” on Saturday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. in the Williams Research Center. The screening marks the fourth installment of THNOC’s ongoing exhibition, “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film,” an examination of Louisiana’s role in the film industry spanning from the [...]

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The Distillery, Swap Meet

Distillery Swap Meet Connects Performance Artists on August 22

The Distillery and the Contemporary Arts Center will be holding a Swap Meet performance at the Freeport-McMoRan Theater on Friday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m. The docket for the night will include 15-20 minute excerpts new projects by interdisciplinary artists Aurora Nealand, A Scribe Called Quess?, Evan Spigelman and Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, with opportunities to interact [...]

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Gospel Music Festival, Carver Theater

6th Annual Gospel Music Festival September 13 at Carver Theater

The 6th Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held on September 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Carver Theater in the Treme. The Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Black Ministries is sponsoring the event along with the Historic Carver Theater Foundation, 2-Cent Entertainment, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Jazz and Heritage Foundation. [...]

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GRAMMY Award Submissions in New Orleans August 25-26

The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter is hosting two opportunities for New Orleans musicians to submit recordings for GRAMMY Award consideration. The first session will be held on Monday, August 25 from 2-5 p.m. at the New Orleans Musicians Union Hall (2401 Esplanade Avenue). The second session will occur on August 26 from 2-5 p.m. at [...]

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Davis Rogan

Fan Funding: Davis Rogan

Musician, satirist, and connoisseur of wine Davis Rogan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his forthcoming DAVIS album. Rogan has enlisted Andre Bohren to produce the album, which will be recorded at the illustrious Esplanade Studios, also used by Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Dr. John. “I’ve noticed that some of these Kickstarter narratives [...]

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Sweet Nasty, Earphunk

Earphunk Releases Free BitTorrent Bundle

Start your week off right with a batch of free funky music from Earphunk to kickstart your Monday afternoon. The New Orleans prog-funk band has released their new album, Sweet Nasty, in a free BitTorrent Bundle that also includes three full live sets, a video, and exclusive artwork. You can also stream the entire new [...]

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