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Shamarr Allen announces “True Orleans” release party with Big Freedia

On Saturday, September 22, Shamarr Allen will celebrate the release of his new album with a party and an appearance from a very special guest. At the House of Blues, […]

Music icon and inimitable vocalist Aretha Franklin has died

The world lost a once-in-a-generation performer with the death of Aretha Franklin today, August 16. The 76-year-old singer whose voice graced such iconic songs as “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “(You […]

OffBeat Weekly Poll:​
Chance To Win Tickets
to see the Marcus King Band!

Would you rather pay a cover or buy a drink minimum to make sure musicians get paid? Take the poll and get a chance to win tickets to see the Marcus King Band on Thursday, August 23 at Tip’s.

You can help the NO Musicians’ Clinic by donating blood this weekend

At this weekend’s 5th Annual Tropical Blood Drive, the Organ Grinders and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation will partner with the Blood Center of New Orleans. Aiming […]

Gretna Heritage Fest announces 2018 music lineup

Now in its 24th year, Gretna Fest will take over 25 city blocks and bring thousands of people to the city’s historic downtown. In addition to the music, the event […]

Musical lineup and vendors announced for 2018 Beignet Fest

Organizers have announced the details for the 3rd Annual Beignet Fest, which takes place on Saturday, October 6 at City Park’s Festival Grounds. Festival founder Sherwood Collins says this year’s […]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be Barefoot in the Head in New Orleans

Next month, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will bring their latest album, Barefoot in the Head, to live on stage in New Orleans. Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Tony Leone, Adam MacDougall and […]

Greg Schatz and the Friggin’ Geniuses premiere “Fire in My Heart”

In their latest music video, Greg Schatz and the Friggin’ Geniuses perform “Fire in My Heart,” the first cut from Schatz’ 2017 album, Small Peace of Mind. The group’s incarnation […]

Experience the Divine Array of Possibilities at James Evans release party

In a 2016 OffBeat review of The Golden Whippet of Algiers, Tom McDermott wrote “There have been dozens of interesting musicians moving to NOLA in the last few years, none more so […]