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Dix Pack’a Sixie: 12 Yats of Christmas Turns 25

“Ya’ got nuttin’ to do dis Christmas night ‘cept fall asleep wit’ a sammitch’ on ya’ lap?” asks Benny Grunch. Well, Grunch certainly has something to do. He and his […]

BUKU 2015 Lineup Announced

The initial lineup for the 2015 BUKU Music + Art Project has been announced, and it is already apparent that some heavy hitters will be returning to New Orleans for […]

Lower 9th Ward Living Museum Launches Fundraiser for Wheelchair Ramp

The Lower 9th Ward Living Museum recently launched a fundraising campaign to build a wheelchair ramp and expand their after school children’s programs. The multimedia collection was created in the […]

Night of 1,000 Bookers Takes Over the Maple Leaf on December 17

Join us in celebrating James Booker’s 75th Birthday at “A Night Of 1,000 Bookers” at the Maple Leaf on Wednesday, December 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There’s no […]

Spencer Bohren’s Snug Harbor Christmas Extravaganza Returns

For the eighteenth year running, multi-talented roots troubadour Spencer Bohren is gathering a motley collection of his musical friends and family members to perform at his annual Snug Harbor Christmas […]

Hurray for the Riff Raff Wrote NPR’s “Political Folk Song of the Year”

Alynda Lee Segarra and Hurray for the Riff Raff have landed on many “song of the year” lists as 2014 draws to a close. It should come as no surprise […]

The Word Returns to New Orleans for Jazz Fest After Show April 26

The Word ­ featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph, and Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and Chris Chew of the North Mississippi Allstars will reunite for a special Jazz Fest after show […]

The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center Opens on Rampart

After two years of renovations and a $9 million investment, the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening this morning. George Wein, the founder of […]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: December 11 – December 17, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 11 – December 17, 2014 featuring: Tim Laughlin with Crescent City […]

Sunpie Barnes Passes on Brass Band Traditions With New Book

For Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, passing on the musical culture and traditions of New Orleans has become a second calling. The professional football player turned musician, bandleader, and park ranger seems […]