Tag Archives: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

The Essence Music Festival and Fireworks for the 4th of July

It’s going to be a busy holiday weekend in New Orleans, with fireworks on the river and the Essence Music Festival taking over the Mercedes Benz Superdome. For a traditional Fourth of July celebration, look no further than the annual Go 4th on the River celebration along the Mississippi River. You can even view the [...]

It’s Five Somewhere: Big Sam Williams

Tell me a little bit about your new record, Evolution. I’m really happy with the way the album came out. It brought me in a direction that I’ve been looking to go in. A lot of people think that Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a brass band, and that’s not necessarily the case. My background [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: May 15 – May 21, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of May 15 – May 21, 2014 featuring: Helen Gillet, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mia Borders, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Kim Carson, Lucinda Williams, June Yamagishi’s Yakiniku All-Stars, and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   May 15May 16May [...]

Trio of Crawfish Events Kick off on Saturday, May 10

Three festivals built around boiled crawfish are all taking place on Saturday, May 10, making it one of the best days to eat your weight in fresh boiled crawfish. Crawfish Mambo The third annual Crawfish Mambo festival on Saturday, May 10, at The Cove on University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Campus will feature than 30 [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: March 20 – 26, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of March 20 – March 26, 2014 featuring: Tom McDermott, Elton John, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Hot 8 Brass Band, Luke Winslow King, the Stanton Moore Trio, and Kid Merv. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: March 6 – 12, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of March 06 – March 12, 2014 featuring: the Steve Miller Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition, Tom McDermott, Luke Winslow-King, 311, and Star & Dagger.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: January 23 – 29, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of January 23 – 29, 2014 featuring: Alexandra Scott, Debauche, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Linnzi Zaorski, Neko Case, Sasha Masakowski and Honey Island Swamp Band.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   January 23January [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: October 17 – 23, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of October 17 – October 23, 2013 featuring: Bass Drum of Death, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Smoking Time Jazz Club, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Nigel Hall and Steve Earle. October [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: April 4-April 10, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of April 4-April 10, 2013 featuring: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bonerama, Gregory Agid, Smoky Greenwell, Marc Stone and John Sinclair.   THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Chickie Wah Wah: Creole String Beans (RB) 8p [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: February 20

Have a look at OffBeat’s video tribute to the people and events that shaped New Orleans and Louisiana music history through the years on February 20, enjoy… Here’s a special Louisiana music moments that you’d like to add to our timeline? Email them to info@offbeat.com. 1958: Happy Birthday to trumpeter, composer and New Orleans native [...]