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A Saturday at the Sugar Magnolia Music Festival (Photos)

On Saturday, November 9, the second day of the 2019 Sugar Magnolia Music Festival took place in Kiln, Mississippi. Just about an hour’s drive from New Orleans, the Festival featured […]

Tremé Creole Gumbo, Congo Square Rhythms Fests combine as one

For the first time in the histories of the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the two free events will merge into a single festival this […]

Lynhaven Retreat hosts inaugural Abundance Fall Fest to help women in recovery

For years Lynhaven Retreat has been a place of solace and recovery for the women who live on site. Soon the 18-acre property in Hammond will mark Lynhaven’s official opening […]

Rapper Dee-1 to interview Governor John Bel Edwards

New Orleans is in the throes of a consequential gubernatorial run-off election between incumbent Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Eddie Rispone. The outcome will determine whether the state will […]

Calm In Chaos: A Conversation with Guitarist Extraordinaire Jimmy Herring

Stop thinking.  For a sideman who has made his living learning some of the most storied songbooks of American rock and roll, it might seem like jarring advice. A short […]

Tank & The Bangas, The Soul Rebels heading for historic event in Cuba

The year 2020 in Havana, Cuba will get off to a funky start thanks to a historic concert event merging the sounds of New Orleans and the musical traditions of […]

OffBeat Weekly Poll:​
Chance To Win Dinner AND Tickets to the Last Waltz at the Joy Theater

Which classical music events do you prefer? Take our poll, and get a chance to win dinner ($50 GC) at Tavalino’s Pizza & Lounge and two tickets to the 4th Annual Last Waltz at the Joy Theater on Friday, November 15 featuring featuring BRIAN STOLTZ (FUNKY METERS), BONERAMA HORNS,NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS, HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND, THE ICEMAN SPECIAL, PAPA MALI, JOHNNY SKETCH, ERICA FALLS (GALACTIC), ED WILLIAMS (THE REVIVALISTS), REGGIE SCANLAN (RADIATORS), JOHNNY SANSONE, JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG, DARCY MALONE, DAVE JORDAN & NIA, BILLY IUSO, MIKE DOUSSAN, CR GRUVER, JAKE ECKERT, RON JOHNSON (ANDERS OSBORNE BAND), EDDIE CHRISTMAS, ROBERT MERCURIO (GALACTIC), JOHN “PAPA” GROS, BIG CHIEF JUAN PARDO, ALEX McMURRAY, PAUL SANCHEZ, DAVIS ROGAN.

Win tickets to see Elvis Costello & The Imposters!

Elvis Costello and The Imposters hit the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans on November 13, as sole headliner after their summer excursion with Blondie. The tour is entitled, “Just […]

A new lounge is bringing music and art to the Tremé

This weekend, the Tremé Art and Music Lounge will make its debut with performances from the Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band. With a focus on highlighting not only local musicians […]