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Win Tickets to Naughty Professor’s Homecoming Weekend with Snarky Puppy’s Shaun Martin!

New Orleans based jazz/funk collective Naughty Professor has big plans for their homecoming headline shows, a two-night run at the Howlin Wolf featuring some familiar faces. Prominent indie rock frontman […]

Shemekia Copeland nominated for Toronto’s Maple Blues Awards

Established in 1985, the Toronto Blues Society describes itself as “the premier promoter of blues music in Canada.” Since 1996, the society has been awarding the annual Maple Blues Awards to […]

20 Restaurants To Compete for City’s Best Wings at Wing Wars Fest

On November 17, 2018, from 3 to 10 p.m., twenty local restaurants will get together to cook more than 40,000 wings for the city’s very first “Wing Wars” festival, hosted […]

Kermit Ruffins to kick off Christmas New Orleans Style

He’s performed on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, played himself on HBO’s Treme, and even collaborated with Disney on the Jungle Book soundtrack. Kermit Ruffins has been expanding his musical […]

Mexican-American band named Preservation Hall Foundation artist-in-residence

The Mexican-American musical group  Los Cenzontles is joining forces with Preservation Hall Foundation as the historic venue’s newest artists in residence. Preservation Hall’s Artist-in-Residence program invites artists of all kinds– […]

50th Annual Jazz Fest to include an extra day of signature festival

In April 2019, the 50th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will ring in a half century of music and culture being celebrated at one of the world’s largest events […]

Basin Street Records to release “Live at Little Gem Saloon” anniversary LP

This year, the Grammy Award-winning record label Basin Street Records celebrates 20 years in business. On May 5th, BSR held an anniversary party at the historic jazz venue Little Gem […]

Nola Cantina brings modern spin on tacos to Frenchmen St.

  Earlier this week, Nola Cantina opened its doors on the corner of Frenchmen Street and Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans, bringing with it a modern take on tacos and […]

Rebirth Brass Band leader Phil Frazier facing severe health issues

A fund has been launched by the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic in support of Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band’s leader and tuba player, Phil Frazier. Frazier has reportedly suffered a second […]

Video: Mark Caesar Is As New Orleans As It Gets

  “Rare footage of Mark in the pink” Mark Caesar sits down with OffBeat to talk about his beginnings and upcoming show, silliness ensues.