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About OffBeat Magazine

OffBeat is the definitive guide to New Orleans and Louisiana’s music, arts, culture and cuisine. OffBeat Magazine is printed monthly and features news, reviews, interviews and profiles from the streets of the Crescent City and across the Bayou State. Since its inception in 1988, OffBeat Magazine has been distributed for free across the metro-New Orleans area and available nationally and internationally via subscription. OffBeat’s media family also includes the Weekly Beat e-Newsletter, the Louisiana Music Directory online database, OffBeat.com and OffBeat’s social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@OffBeatMagazine). OffBeat is also the media sponsor of the annual Best of The Beat Awards.

If you have a New Orleans or Louisiana music, culture, or food story you’d like us to cover, please send a thoughtfully written, detailed pitch to the following people:

For OffBeat magazine’s print edition: please send pitches to Managing Editor Joseph Irrera (josephirrera@offbeat.com) and Web Editor Amanda Mester (amanda@offbeat.com)

For OffBeat.com, social media or OffBeat Radio coverage: please send pitches to Web Editor Amanda Mester (amanda@offbeat.com)

For other stuff:

To include your event, festival or performance in our online and print listings, please send all information to: Listings Editor Katie Walenter (listings@offbeat.com)

For food, liquor and restaurant press and publicity or photo or illustration queries, please send all pitches to:  Art Director and Food Editor Elsa Hahne, (elsahahne@offbeat.com)

To have your music reviewed in our magazine, please contact Joseph Irrera