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Mahalia Jackson Conference and Tribute Concert on 3/7

This Saturday, the Newcomb College Institute’s Skau Art and Music fund will sponsor a concert and conference in honor of the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. The “Queen of Gospel” […]

Gray Line New Orleans Introduces “New Orleans at Night” Tour

Tour company Gray Line New Orleans has introduced a new tour called “New Orleans at Night” that will funnel tour groups onto Frenchmen Street. The tour will take place every […]

Photos: Cirque d’Licious Burlesque Show at the Hi Ho

The intrepid performers of the Cirque d’Licious Burlesque troupe brought their high energy show to the Hi Ho Lounge on February 26. Host Clay Mazing got things started with his […]

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 […]