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2018 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival (Photos)

The 2018 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival  took place January 17 through the 20th and featured performances from Best of the Beat Awards nominees Samantha Fish and Little Freddie […]

2017 Best of the Beat Business & Lifetime Achievement Awards (Photos & Video)

On January 18, 2018, OffBeat presented its 2017 Best of the Beat Awards in business and lifetime achievement. There, industry members gathered at the Orpheum Theater to celebrate those working […]

With You In Mind: Stanton Moore And Friends Pay Tribute to Allen Toussaint

On Friday, January 12, Best of the Beat Awards nominee Stanton Moore performed material from his Allen Toussaint-inspired 2017 album, With You in Mind, at the Joy Theater. He brought […]

New Orleans Suspects and Bonerama at The Hamilton Live (Photos & Review)

In the midst of a terrible cold snap and drizzling snow, the New Orleans Suspects and Bonerama rolled into The Hamilton Live in Washington, DC, bringing pure New Orleans warmth […]

Photos: Algiers Folk Art Festival Celebrated Local Artisans Of All Kinds

While still a part of New Orleans proper, crossing the bridge into Algiers feels like getting away to somewhere else. Traffic ceases, the constant mill of people halts and the […]

Farewell, Fats: Photos From Fats Domino’s Second Line Celebration

On Wednesday, November 1 (All Saints’ Day), thousands of adoring fans gathered at Vaughan’s Lounge in the Bywater to kick off Fats Domino’s second line celebration. Many opted to wear […]

Royce Osborn Memorial: A Celebration of His Life and Work (Photo Gallery)

On Saturday, October 28 late filmmaker Royce Osborn was remembered through a celebratory send-off, Halloween style. Originally slated for October 8, the ceremony was delayed due to the threat of […]

Voodoo Fest 2017 Recaps: Photos, Reviews And Updates

This post will be continuously updated throughout the festival weekend, October 27 through 29 On October 27, City Park once again transformed into a haunted, debaucherous haven for music fans. […]

Photos: U2 Electrifies Superdome With The Joshua Tree Tour

On Thursday, September 14, U2 made a much-anticipated stop in New Orleans on the band’s latest megawatt tour. Celebrating 3o years since the release of its fourth album, The Joshua […]

Photos: New Orleans artists shine at the Newport Jazz Festival

There’s a solid link between the birthplace of jazz and the birthplace of the outdoor music festival. For many years, New Orleans musicians have been well represented at the Newport […]