Marie and Jim Morris, OffBeat Magazine

French Quarter Fest Visitor Profile: John and Marie Morris

Belmont, California, residents John and Marie Morris know exactly what to do as soon as they land in New Orleans for French Quarter Festival. “The first thing we do when we get out here is go to Walgreens and buy two chairs,” John Morris said. “And then when we’re done, we just give them away [...]

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French Quarter Fest Second Line, by Stephen Maloney, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: French Quarter Fest Second Line Parade on Bourbon Street

The French Quarter Fest got off to a great start this morning with the annual second line parade down Bourbon Street and into Jackson Square. Brass bands, marching groups, second line dancers, and an assortment of colorful French Quarter characters all helped officially kick off French Quarter Fest 2014 in grand style. Hundreds of tourists [...]

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Bonerama at French Quarter Fest 2014, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: French Quarter Fest 2014 Day 1

French Quarter Fest 2014 certainly got off to a great start. The Thursday crowds were huge and enthusiastic, and the performances were great. The weather couldn’t have been any better, helping everyone get into the festival spirit almost instantly. If this start is any indication, this year’s French Quarter Fest will be one to remember. [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Win Tickets to see Jack White at the Saenger on June 3

We have a pair of tickets to see Jack White at the Saenger Theatre on June 3. White will perform with special guest Kelley Stoltz in support of his new album, Lazaretto, set to be released on June 10. Fill out the form to enter for your chance to win! Contest ends April 18.

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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: April 10 – April 16, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of April 3 – April 9, 2014 featuring: Corey Ledet, Raw Oyster Cult, Better Than Ezra, Meschiya Lake, Evan Christopher’s 6th Annual International Jam Session, Smoking Time Jazz Club, and Craig Klein. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   April 10April 11April [...]

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We Won't Bow Bow Down, OffBeat Magazine

Mardi Gras Indian Doc “We Won’t Bow Down” Premiers April 12

A new documentary focusing on Mardi Gras Indian traditions is set to premiere on April 12 at the National WWII Museum’s Solomon Victory Theater, with proceeds going to the Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association. The movie, “We Won’t Bow Down,” was shot entirely in New Orleans over an eight year period by first time director Christopher [...]

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Threadhead Thursday Gets You Ready for Jazz Fest

The fifth annual Threadhead Thursday will take place in the Botanical Gardens of City Park on Thursday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is free (with a $10 suggested donation to City Park) and has become an un-official Jazz Fest kick-off party! Food and beverages are available for purchase. The music [...]

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Ninth Annual Online Threadhead Charity Raffle Kicks Off

The ninth annual Threadhead Cultural Foundation Charity Raffle is offering over 165 items up for bid. Proceeds from the raffle, going on now through April 18, are used to fund grants to musicians as well as to support Silence is Violence and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Jazz Fest show tickets, rare art and posters, [...]

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The Breton Sound Plays Pinkerton at Gasa Gasa on April 17

Local rock band The Breton Sound will play Weezer’s 1996 album Pinkerton in its entirety at Gasa Gasa on April 17 as part of the Gasa Gasa “Cover Set Series.” The second album for Weezer after the meteoric success of The Blue Album two years earlier, Pinkerton was considered a commercial failure at the time [...]

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Hangout Music Festival Releases Full Schedule

The full schedule for all six stages at this year’s Hangout Music Festival has been released. The festival, which takes place on May 16-18 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, will feature a mix of big-name headliners and regional favorites. Blues-rockers The Black Keys will headline Friday night with their only US festival of 2014, and The [...]

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