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Women’s March New Orleans Announces Route, More For 2018

Over 10,000 people gathered gathered at Washington Square Park on Elysian Fields Ave. last January, standing in solidarity with the millions who marched nationwide to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration. An […]

The Latest OffBeat Radio Episode: Cigar Box Guitar Festival & More

On the January 14, 2018 episode of OffBeat Radio, host Stacey Bridewell discusses this week’s Cigar Box Guitar Festival with its founder Collins Kirby, chats with OffBeat magazine founder Jan […]

DJ Legatron Prime: Spinning Black Girl Magic & Stepping Into Primetime

It was just a regular Saturday for Sage Edgerson, also known as DJ Legatron Prime, back in November. The DJ, who splits time between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, was […]

The Meters are Getting a Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy

On January 28, The Recording Academy will present the 60th annual Grammy Awards, but it will be in the summertime when funk heroes The Meters get a Lifetime Achievement Award. […]

Loyola Announces 49th Annual Educational Jazz Ensemble Festival

In March, Loyola University will mark nearly a half-century’s worth of work devoted to an educational jazz festival. In fact, the school is responsible for the longest-running educational jazz fest […]

Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, John Oates Hit Family Gras 2018

Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald and John Oates, are scheduled to headline the 11th edition of Family Gras, along with myriad well-known artists. The first night is pegged as “Louisiana Night,” […]

Charles Neville Announces Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis And Fundraising Event

Aaron Neville, Charmaine Neville, Khalif Neville, Mitch Chakour and others will gather in Massachusetts to rally support for Charles Neville, who recently announced he is battling pancreatic cancer. The contemporary […]

Homemade Stringed Instruments Take Center Stage at Cigar Box Guitar Festival

January 17-20 marks the return of the Cigar Box Guitar Festival, a celebration of homemade stringed instruments and their relationship to blues music. Its the third annual iteration of the […]

Shamarr Allen’s “Sean Payton” is the Saints’ Latest Anthem (Audio)

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen is enjoying some viral fame this week, thanks to a song he wrote, recorded and shared on Monday. As the title suggests, “Sean Payton” is inspired by […]

Instigation Fest Returns to New Orleans with Improv Music and Dance

The Instigation Festival, an event of improvised music and dance held annually in Chicago and New Orleans, will kick off this year at SideBar Nola on Tuesday, January 23. The […]