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Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival Announces 2015 Heritage Trail Additions

The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival has announced two new additions to its Heritage Trail, which honors people who have earned widespread acclaim in any branch of the creative arts. This […]

Photos: Lil’ Weezyana Fest 2015

Lil Wayne was in the spotlight at Champions Square on Friday night, August 28th. On the Katrina anniversary weekend, the New Orleans-made rapper launched his festival project Lil’ Weezyana Fest. […]

Upcoming Album By Curren$y Heralded By New Single

On November 6th, New Orleans-based rapper Curren$y releases his first major label album in over three years, Canal Street Confidential. The album is heralded by new single “Bottom of the […]

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE RUM COCKTAIL DURING MARTINI WEEK

For the second year, OffBeat Media will work with Friends of City Park and local pubs and bars for “Martini Week,” an event where you get to choose a favorite […]

New Orleans Salutes Frank Sinatra

On October 23rd, New Orleans salutes Frank Sinatra with a special tribute show presented by Storyville at the Orpheum. The so-called “Chairman of the Board” would have been 100 years […]

The Mighty Flood: Batture Boys release Katrina-themed song

One song that everybody needs to hear this week is “The Mighty Flood” by the Batture Boys also known as longtime collaborators Tommy Malone and Ray Ganucheau, now officially working […]

Christian Scott To Play Midnight Residency At Preservation Hall

Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott (also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah) will play two intimate midnight shows at Preservation Hall this weekend (Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August […]

New Orleans Club & Concert Picks of the Week: August 27 – September 2, 2015

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of August 27 – September 2, 2015, featuring: The Write Brothers at […]

Krewe of O.A.K. Rolls For Mid-Summer Mardi Gras

The 29th annual Krewe of O.A.K. (“Outrageous And Kinky”) Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade rolls on Oak Street this Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. sharp, with the traditional balcony toast […]

Cultural Continuity in New Orleans at Monday Night Panel

A packed, rapt and way-too-white audience overflowed the chairs set up on the fourth floor of Basin Street Station Monday evening “for a conversation before the circus comes to town,” […]