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Big Sam, Flood City Music Festival, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Flood City Music Festival, Johnstown, PA, August 1-3

The Flood City Music Festival, held annually the first weekend in August in Johnstown, PA, has always been good to New Orleans artists. This year’s fest included four New Orleans acts: Dumpstaphunk, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Iguanas and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Each group took their place among other festival acts like Boz [...]

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Jon Batiste, Newport Jazz Festival, Ken Frankling, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60 Years

The 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, held August 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino, included numerous New Orleans musicians. Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human closed the Friday daytime events at Fort Adams, joined for a couple of tunes by alto saxophonist Grace Kelly. [...]

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Big History, Caitlyn Ridenour, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Big History Farewell Show

Local electro-pop band Big History packed their loyal fans into Tipitina’s for a farewell show on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Sweet Crude and Vox and the Hound joined in the Big History big send off, just before lead vocalist Meg Roussel was scheduled to leave for France. Check out these great shots from Big History’s [...]

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Trombone Shorty, Lollapalooza 2014, Josh Brasted, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Lollapalooza 2014

Trombone Shorty had to miss Satchmo SummerFest this year because he was lighting up the stage at Lollapalooza 2014 in Grant Park in Chicago. Shorty brought some New Orleans brass funk to the packed crowd, and he was in good company. Performers ranging from Outkast to Spoon to the John Butler Trio, Grouplove, Blood Orange, [...]

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Satchmo SummerFest 2014, Willow Haley, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Satchmo SummerFest 2014

In defiance of dire weather forecasts, Satchmo SummerFest 2014 was largely rain free, giving the world-class roster of performers plenty to celebrate. From the Smoking Time Jazz Club on Friday to the Shotgun Jazz Band on Saturday afternoon and all the way through to Kermit Ruffins’ epic closing set Sunday night, this year’s Satchmo SummerFest [...]

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John Boutte, Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert, Kim Welsh, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: 2014 Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert

Some of the best musicians New Orleans has to offer got together on Saturday, July 19 for the 2014 Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert. The night of music at the Mahalia Jackson Theater helped raise money for the St. Jude Community Center, which provides food and other services to the homeless population of New [...]

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Prince, Trombone Shorty, Essence Fest, Pompo Bresciani, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: 2014 Essence Music Festival

By all accounts, the 2014 Essence Music Festival was a smashing success. From Prince’s headlining set on July 4 (during which Trombone Shorty came out to jam) to Lionel Richie closing things out on July 6, there were great performances lined up back to back in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Photographer Pompo Bresciani was there [...]

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Anders Osborne, Bayou Boogaloo, Norfolk, Virginia, Bob Adamek

Photos: Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival in Norfolk, Virginia

The 25th annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival in Norfolk, Virginia took place from June 20-22, 2014, with four Louisiana bands taking the stage on Friday. A very strong lineup was lead by Rosie Ledet, who rocked the Missing Kidney Stage followed by Honey Island Swamp Band on the Main Stage. HISB ran through [...]

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George Porter Jr. and his Runnin' Pardners, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners

George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners played the historic and intimate Shepherdstown Opera House in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 18. The 105 year old, New Orleans friendly venue hosts a lot of familiar talent like Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, to name a few, when they are touring the northeast. [...]

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Bonnaroo 2014, Caitlyn Ridenour, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Bonnaroo Music Festival 2014

Bonnaroo Music Festival 2014 is one for the history books, and we’ve got some great photos from the four day music festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From Skrillex to Elton John, the headliners for the 13th annual ‘roo did not disappoint, no matter where your musical tastes may have led you. Take a look back at [...]

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