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The Treasured Preservation Hall Sousaphone Has Been Returned

Today (March 12), the search for one of New Orleans’ most iconic instruments is over. Last month, Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall made a heartbreaking announcement when he shared that […]

Celebrating David Bowie Tribute Concert At Tipitina’s Has Been Canceled

In the March issue of OffBeat, longtime David Bowie music director Mike Garson spoke with John Wirt about “Celebrating David Bowie,” a tribute tour in honor of the late Ziggy Stardust. […]

Local Acts Saved BUKU Fest After Talent Cancellations

This year’s BUKU Music + Art Project was full of surprises. The festival grounds, previously contained to Mardi Gras World and its adjacent pier, expanded inland across the train tracks. […]

Tipitina’s Announces Lineup For 17th Annual Instruments A Comin’ Community Fundraiser

For its 17th incarnation, Tipitina’s Foundation’s annual Instruments A Comin’ (IAC) concert event and community fundraiser will once again offer up a lineup representing the many vibrant strata of New […]

Keith Urban Announces Megaconcert At Smoothie King Center

In January, global country-music juggernaut Keith Urban announced a massive world tour in support of his forthcoming album, Graffiti U. Fifty-eight shows comprise the Graffiti U Tour, which kicks off in […]

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Announces 2018 Music Lineup

On May 18, 19 and 20, the banks of Bayou St. John will transform into festival grounds as Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns for its 13th annual edition. The full music […]

3rd Annual Six Of Saturns To Revolve Around Jazz Fest At Ace Hotel

This spring, Ace Hotel New Orleans will be hosting an exciting festival series, the third annual Six of Saturns. Sponsored by the hotel’s music venue Three Keys, the program is […]

Entertainment Industry Veteran Barbara A. Gillmor Has Passed Away

Barbara A. Gillmor, a New Orleans friend, colleague, and mentor to many, passed away after a long illness on March 3 at the age of 62. Gillmor was a long-time participant […]

5 (ish) Questions With Upbeat Academy Director Matthew Zarba

In January, OffBeat presented the Community Music Award to Upbeat Academy, a recognition due in no small part to the organization’s director, Matthew Zarba. On Saturday, March 10, Upbeat Academy […]

After Rough Times, Cellist Helen Gillet Finds A New Ease

Sunday night at L’Extravagance, the Lycée Français school fundraiser formerly known as Fête de la Musique, Helen Gillet filled the big stage at Generations Hall with her solo act, playing […]