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NOLA Crawfish Festival announces local celebrity judges for crawfish cook-off

The NOLA Crawfish Festival will return for its second incarnation next week. Much like last year’s debut, the event will take place during the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between both […]

Student from New Orleans’ Roots of Music to perform at North Sea Jazz Festival

New Orleans is no stranger to musical talent. In fact, its one of the things that defines this city’s culture. That’s why it’s so imperative that we nurture young talent […]

Tipitina’s announces jam-packed Free Fridays lineup

The Tipitina’s Foundation has unveiled the lineup for its annual Free Fridays concert series, which will once again take place at the venue that is its namesake. With a start […]

Jazz & Heritage Archive launches database of every act that has performed at Jazz Fest since 1970

Have you ever wondered when, exactly, you saw this or that artist at Jazz Fest? Have you and a friend ever debated which stages played host to legends like Allen […]

Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s annual Sync Up Conference returns during Jazz Fest

Sync Up, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s annual entertainment industry conference, will celebrate its tenth year when it returns during Jazz Fest. As usual, the event will bring together leaders […]

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Expanding the Canon

St. Paul & the Broken Bones’ second album, Sea of Noise, is even better than Half the City, their widely-acclaimed debut. When touring with the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards noticed […]

Trumpet master Hugh Masekela cancels Jazz Fest appearances

Famed trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer, composer and bandleader Hugh Masekela has canceled his upcoming appearances at Jazz Fest. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the South African native has called […]

A Full List of Our Jazz Fest Season Ticket Giveaways!

Jazz Fest seasons is upon us, and that means OffBeat is hosting all sorts of giveaways for tickets to shows surrounding the festival. You can get a comprehensive look at all […]

Trombone Shorty announces fall tour dates in support of new album

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is gearing up to release his Blue Note Records debut, Parking Lot Symphony, this Friday, April 28. With such a momentous occasion the horizon, it’s no surprise […]

OffBeat’s 2017 Guide to Night Shows During Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest returns to New Orleans’ Fair Ground Race Course from April 28-30 and May 4-7, but we all know the late night shows that take place across town throughout […]