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What the 2020 Census means for musicians & other creatives

The 2020 U.S. Census is taking place now, and it is important to understand the significant ways in which it impacts and stimulates creatives. The U.S. Census count garners information […]

Cowboy Mouth channels Toulouse-Lautrec ahead of new EP (Premiere)

It’s been three decades since Cowboy Mouth brought New Orleans to the Top 40 with “Jenny Says,” a radio hit which landed them permanently in the annals of the city’s […]

Recording Academy Establishes MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support those in the music community whose lives have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. […]

The Weekly Stream: New Orleans online concerts, March 20-26

As music venues and musicians across New Orleans adapt themselves to the drastic changes brought on by the ongoing novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, many are providing music fans with online and […]

Louisiana Music Factory Closes Its Doors

The Louisiana Music Factory, after 28 years in business, is closing its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the increasing cases of the coronavirus in Louisiana, […]

House of Dance & Feathers’ Ronald Lewis has died

OffBeat is deeply saddened to report the death of Ronald W. Lewis, the Original Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club founder and director of the House of Dance & Feathers. […]

Journal of the Plague Year to Archive Pandemic Stories

The University of New Orleans’ Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, in collaboration with the New Orleans Jazz Museum and OffBeat Magazine, is joining Arizona State University to create Journal […]

Meals for Musicians Program to provide food assistance

Howlin’ Wolf and The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic have partnered together to create a new program, Meals for Musicians. The program will provide food vouchers good for curbside pickup of […]

OnBeat Sessions Season 2, Episode 6: Flow Tribe

In this installment of the OnBeat Sessions, join the “unmarketable” Flow Tribe and their eclectic, groovy styles for a good time.      Recorded at Loyola University New Orleans […]

Restaurants to provide curbside Fish Fry to benefit hospitality workers

Six local restaurants are partnering with Craig Borges and Drew Knoll from Craig Borges’ New Orleans Seafood Company in providing the city with compliant fish fry meals over the next […]