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1898 Jazz Orchestra & Andy Martin Announce Benefit Concert For New Orleans

Founded in 1898 and counting amongst its notable members the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the oldest and largest fraternal […]

Professor Longhair Exhibit To Open At New Orleans Jazz Museum

Next month, the New Orleans Jazz Museum will begin hosting an exhibit in honor of Professor Longhair and the city’s tricentennial. Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial celebrates the […]

Heritage School Of Music Accepting Applications From Student Musicians

The Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, operated by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, has announced the opening of the 2018-2019 application season. Open to […]

Le Petit Theatre Announces Programming For New Season

On October 5, Le Petit Theatre’s 2018-2019 season kicks off with “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” launching the local company’s programming for its next year. According to Artistic Director Maxwell Williams, this season’s […]

Big Freedia To Serve As Dancing Grounds Showdown Judge

Dancing Grounds’ Showdown is a dance competition which serves as a dual fundraiser and talent show. This year, dancers representing a vast collection of styles will leave everything they’ve got […]

OffBeat Radio, Episode 21: Events and News Roundup

On the July 8, 2018 episode of OffBeat Radio, host Stacey Leigh Bridwell discusses the death of Henry Butler, Guts Club’s new album, Power Player: Nayo Jones, Elvis Costello fighting […]

Annual French Market Bastille Day Bartender & Waiters Race Returns

This weekend, New Orleans will celebrate Bastille Day citywide in acknowledgement of the French national holiday. From invite-only events with dignitaries to family-friendly public fêtes, July 14’s Bastille Day takes […]

Bon Bon Vivant & More To Appear At NOMA’s Bastille Day Fête

From the Fleur-de-lis to Creole cooking and New Orleans’ motto, “Laissez les bon temps roules,” French influence in New Orleans is present on every street (quite literally). Since New Orleans […]

Essence Festival – Curated Shows Abounded

Trending at Essence Music Festival this year was the abundance of curated performances featuring multiple artists under one “banner.” It’s not surprising that Friday night’s show, under direction of The […]

Louisiana Favorites To Perform At Houma Summer Fest

New Orleans is not the only city in Louisiana that knows how to have fun. Just one hour outside of the 504, Houma is planning for Summer Fest. The concert […]