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Why Are Frenchmen Street Musicians Undervalued?

Frenchmen Street musicians are undervalued. Some are only paid by tips, or a percentage of the bar ring. How has Frenchmen become less of a music street and more of a party street?

Yeah, you right.

All of sudden, and all at once, some massive changes are taking place in New Orleans’ music scene. Why this confluence of changes are happening now is a mystery, but here’s […]

Fixing Frenchmen Street

Up until maybe three or four years ago, Frenchmen Street was the place where “the locals went to hear great music.” Back then the ratios of locals to tourists was […]

Will It Survive?

New Orleans has been touted as the “It City” for the past few years. Obviously, Hurricane Katrina’s wake created more than just destruction. New Orleans has had a spotlight shone […]

Frenchmen Street Just Got Safer

Frenchmen Street, as most OffBeat readers know, developed organically as a music district. Over the past 15 years or so, Frenchmen has become the destination for locals and visitors looking to […]

Close Down Frenchmen Street

The OffBeat office has been located on Frenchmen Street for almost 20 years. The only other club that was around back then that still exists is Snug Harbor—others have changed […]

Music Uptown and Downtown

Not as many people have been around music as a business for as long as me, and just like everything else, the local club scene has changed drastically. I’ve written […]

What is Independence Anyway?

Independence Day is this Friday, and we’ll all be off celebrating with family and friends with barbecues, maybe some fireworks (please be careful), and some road trips for the long […]

Where do the brass bands go?

Jazz Fest is over; the nitrous hustlers have been busted on Frenchmen; let’s hope they stay away. Frenchmen Street is still crowded. As I write this, and for most of […]

Frenchmen Street Music, Culture and Balloons

Frenchmen Street music, now Frenchmen Street culture too! One the huge benefits of publishing a music and culture magazine is getting to meet all the musicians and artists. After interviewing […]