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Call For Submissions: Student Writing Contest

OffBeat Magazine is currently seeking creative, non-fiction submissions from High School and University students based in the New Orleans area for our writing contest. Submissions will be reviewed by our […]

Photos: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band at The Corner Pocket

Zydeco favorite C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band braved freezing temperatures to perform at the Corner Pocket in Williamsburg, Virginia, on February 19, 2015. A somewhat unlikely bastion […]

Happy Birthday Fats Domino!
The Fat Man Turns 87

Antoine “Fats” Domino was born in New Orleans 87 years ago today in the Lower Ninth Ward. The boy who would become “The Fat Man” took up music at an […]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: February 26 – March 4, 2015

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of February 26 – March 4, 2015, featuring: Shotgun Jazz Band , […]

Russell Welch Hot Quartet at the Louisiana Music Factory

Fresh off Mardi Gras 2015, Frenchmen Street came alive again on Saturday, February 21, as the Louisiana Music Factory hosted an in-store performance by gypsy jazz connoisseur Russell Welch. The […]

Video: Russell Welch Hot Quartet at Louisiana Music Factory

Russell Welch and his Hot Quartet performed at the Louisiana Music Factory on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Welch performed his song “Explaining Places” from the album Mississippi Gypsy. OffBeat intern […]

Sundays on Frenchmen Street: A Musical Journey

Sunday nights may have a reputation for being on the quieter side, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find more superb music in New Orleans than you know what to […]

New Marigny Venue Vetted by Locals

The initial public meeting to introduce the construction of new venue with its entrance opening onto Frenchmen Street drew a large crowd of locals who appeared largely opposed to the construction. […]

StoryCorps MobileBooth Comes to New Orleans

This spring, the Storycorps MobileBooth is coming to New Orleans from March 12 to April 8. The MobileBooth will be parked at Doerr Furniture, 914 Elysian Fields Avenue at Burgundy […]

YLC Wednesdays at the Square 2015 Lineup Released

The Young Leadership Council has released the lineup for its 2015 Wednesdays at the Square concert series. Held in Lafayette Square every Wednesday afternoon from March 11 through May 27, […]