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Win Tickets To See Maceo Parker During Mardi Gras Weekend!

On Friday, February 9, one of the world’s preeminent saxophonists will perform in New Orleans during the weekend leading up to Mardi Gras. Sax titan Maceo Parker will return to […]

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Announces Lineup For Jazz Fest 2018

It’s in the air. Can you feel it? Mardi Gras season is here, which basically means it’s time for New Orleans to start planning for Jazz Fest 2018. Right? If […]

South African Trumpeter And Activist Hugh Masekela Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that OffBeat learned of the passing of trumpet master Hugh Masekela. The 78-year-old South African luminary and outspoken anti-apartheid activist died on Tuesday, January 23 […]

Mardi Gras Mayhem: Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr, Stanton Moore & More

Kick off your post-Bacchus festivities this year at the House of Blues (225 Decatur St.) with a star-studded lineup of New Orleans royalty. Mardi Gras Mayhem, presented by veteran singer-songwriter […]

Brittany Purdy: If Norah Jones & Jon Cleary Had a Pop-Music Baby (Interview)

Brittany Purdy is a singer-songwriter who has called New Orleans home since 2013. Growing up in New York, she started playing piano around the age of 15 and eventually became […]

Listen to the Latest Episode of OffBeat Radio: Best of the Beat, Johnny Mathis & More!

On the January 21, 2018 episode of OffBeat Radio, host Stacey Bridewell covers the Best of the Beat Awards 2017, Krewe du Vieux, King Cake Fest and Instigation Fest. Plus, […]

2018 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival (Photos)

The 2018 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival  took place January 17 through the 20th and featured performances from Best of the Beat Awards nominees Samantha Fish and Little Freddie […]

2017 Best of the Beat Business & Lifetime Achievement Awards (Photos & Video)

On January 18, 2018, OffBeat presented its 2017 Best of the Beat Awards in business and lifetime achievement. There, industry members gathered at the Orpheum Theater to celebrate those working […]

Marco Benevento Will Celebrate Debut’s 10th Anniversary At Blue Nile

On February 6, experimental rock artist, pianist and singer-songwriter Marco Benevento is bringing his upbeat energy to New Orleans. Ten years after the release of his debut album, Invisible Baby, […]

Spencer Bohren & The Whippersnappers Announce Rare Local Appearance

There’s a unique sweet spot certain types of music can evoke, a coveted spot which only a handful of talents are able to wedge themselves into. It is in this […]