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Bayou Boogaloo Schedule

BAYOU BOOGALOO SCHEDULE It’s Bayou Boogaloo Time.  Besides the great music, the festival offers the best in Louisiana cuisines and local artisans. Make your way down to Mid-City, eat your […]

A to Z: All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide

by OffBeat staff and contributors including Robert Fontenot and Brett Milano.     Stage Codes AARP Rhythmpourium (AARP) Acura Stage (ACU) Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage (AM) Blues Tent (BLU) […]

Your 2019 French Quarter Festival from A to Z

Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the 2019 French Quarter Festival has a total of 23 stages with music that represents just about every genre from traditional jazz, brass band, funk, Latin, […]

The Nominations: The complete list of nominees for the Best of the Beat

  The OffBeat Music and Cultural Arts Foundation’s Best of the Beat Nominations are in. We solicited nominations from musicians and others in the music community. We then gave the […]

The Best Music of the Year: The 50 best albums of 2018

We’ve polled our writers and editorial staff and have gathered 50 of our most recommended albums of the year. We didn’t include reissues and only included releases reviewed in 2018. […]

Happy Birthday Celebrations including Dave Bartholomew and WWOZ

December is a big month for birthdays, including Dave Bartholomew, who will be 100 years old on December 24, and Henry Roeland “Professor Longhair” Byrd, who was born 100 years […]

DEUTSCHES HAUS: Oktoberfest returns to New Orleans on Bayou St. John

Oktoberfest 2018 takes place on the grounds of the new Deutsches Haus at 1700 Moss Street. A brand-new Deutsches Haus is almost ready, just not in time for Oktoberfest 2018. […]

Charting: Top Sellers During Jazz Fest Season

  Johnny Sansone: Hopeland (Short Stack) Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (Alligator Records) Walter “Wolfman” Washington: My Future is My Past (Anti-) Samantha Fish: Belle of the West (Ruf Records) The […]

Celebrating 30 Years: May 1990 “Jazz Fest Survival Guide”

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]