After what appears to be the final round of talent announcements, the roster of the 2018 Essence Festival is finally set.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Avast, matey! The PIRATE BALL comes aboard for Odyssey House Louisiana, with food, libations, entertainment by the Sirens marching club and silent auctions. 8 p.m. Friday at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $50 and up. ohlpirateball.com.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
What makes for a 20th anniversary Voodoo Music + Arts Experience? Pretty much the same thing as the festival’s 18th and 19th editions.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Mumford & Sons, rapper/actor Childish Gambino and the indie rock band Arctic Monkeys are slated to headline the 20th anniversary Voodoo Experience in City Park this fall.
Monday, June 04, 2018
In a clever promotional stunt, producers of the 2018 Voodoo Experience stationed a Zoltar fortune-telling booth at the Dat Dog restaurant on Frenchmen Street on Saturday night. Between 8 p.m. and midnight, the mechanical Zoltar dispensed clues abo…
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
When Sal Sunseri was a baby, he says, he guzzled oyster juice out of a bottle.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Just like the three acts that preceded him at Bayou Country Superfest on Sunday, Chris Stapleton scored points by name-checking the night’s esteemed headliner.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Producers of Sunday's Bayou Country Superfest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome have released additional details on performance times, parking and other logistical aspects.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Bayou Country Superfest will present arguably the best single-day roster in its history.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
With rainy weather in the weekend forecast, the New Orleans Greek Festival will begin a day early this year, adding what organizers are calling a "soft opening" on Thursday. This extra day is all about the food.
Cuban habaneras, Eastern European gypsy music and Argentine klezmer styles combine with elements of early and contemporary New Orleans jazz to give an international flavor to this year’s Birdfoot Festival of chamber music, opening Tuesday and runn…
Friday, May 18, 2018
After severe storms tore through the Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival on Friday, the music is set to begin again on Saturday.
The banks of Bayou St. John are the place to get your boogaloo on for the annual MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO, a three-day festival of music, food, arks and kayaking along the calm waters. 5 p.m. Friday, 500 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans. the…
For Friday through Sunday, the banks of Bayou St. John and the Holy Trinity Cathedral and Cultural Center become a satellite of Greece for the annual GREEK FESTIVAL of food, fun, dancing, culture, beverages and some tricentennial moments this year…
Friday, May 18, 2018
THE CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL is the celebration of the red, ripe delicacy, with cooking demonstrations, food booths, entertainment, kids' activities, a run/walk and the Bloody Mary Market in Dutch Alley. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; Frenc…
Thursday, May 17, 2018
On the eve of the 2018 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, organizers announced that admission will be free, as it has been for the previous 12 editions of the festival along the banks of Bayou St. John.
Here's a PDF of the entertainment cubes for the 2018 Bayou Boogaloo on the banks of Bayou St. John in New Orleans. Save this page on your phone, print out this schedule and take it with you, or look for a copy in Thursday's Beaucoup section of The…
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
City Park will team up with the popular haunted house The Mortuary this fall to stage a "fright festival" on Scout Island, officials announced Tuesday.
Friday, May 11, 2018
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT THE ZOO is a tradition in New Orleans, with singer Irma Thomas headlining plus music, crafts, food vendors and activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. audubonnatureinstitute.org.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
It's a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival truism: More rain equals fewer people. The inverse is also true: Less rain equals more people.
The day dawns bright, breezy and full of optimism. Let’s cancel the babysitter and take the kids to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival!
The bubbly will flow along the Uptown commercial corridor that bears the French-based term for shopping Saturday for the Magazine Street Champagne Stroll from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Save a light sprinkle of rain on its second Saturday, the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival played out under sunny skies and mostly mild temperatures. Big crowds gathered at the big stages on some days, but overall the fest felt manageable.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Monday, May 07, 2018
For all its mythic status – the French chateau! The drugs! Gram Parsons! Gram Parsons doing drugs at the French chateau! – the Rolling Stones’ 1972 double-album “Exile on Main St.” is far from perfect. Culling the best material would have made for…
Sunday, May 06, 2018
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. But on the closing day of the 2018 festival, the Radiators were already feeling nostalgic.
At the 49th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the music, food and culture of New Orleans and south Louisiana will be very much the focus.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Friday, May 04, 2018
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — or at least street entrepreneurs costumed in creepily realistic masks — staged a pre-emptive summit outside the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday. They merrily, and silent…
The Fair Grounds isn't the only place to have fun this weekend. Tonight is the annual ZOO-TO-DO at the Audubon Park zoological garden, a black-tie fundraiser under the oaks. The fun starts at 8 p.m., with patrons getting an hour head start. $110 a…
Thursday, May 03, 2018
On a more-crowded-than-usual “Locals Thursday,” the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's Gentilly Stage ran red-hot and ultra-cool with Old Crow Medicine Show and Lyle Lovett, respectively.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
One year at Jazz Fest I tried a little experiment. What would happen if I combined different dishes, or even different parts of dishes, from various food vendors for new creations?
The Funky Uncle Lounge, an elaborate Carnival float that doubles as a roving music club, made its debut in this year’s Krewe of Tucks parade, hosting both riders and a live band.
Given the many occasions he awoke before his bandmates while on tour, New Orleans singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon realized he is a morning person. The world, he discovered, is full of early risers, something night-owl musicians don’t always appreciate.
Should Steven Tyler or Jack White need his pants pressed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend, Emilee Fallo will get a call.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Tired yet? The 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off its (even bigger) second weekend on Thursday, which translates to at least four more massive nights in local music venues. From theaters to neighborhood bars, just about every jo…
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is famous for world-class music and classic food favorites, such as Crawfish Monica. But the extravaganza also features an impressive arts and crafts scene, much of it rooted in Louisiana.
Monday, April 30, 2018
For many years, Thursday at the Fair Grounds during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been known colloquially as “Locals’ Thursday.”
The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival packed in more top-notch musical performances than many towns see in a year.
Early childhood exposure to New Orleans can have permanent consequences. Just ask Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Sunday's triple threat of legendary headliners closed out a successful first weekend of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on a high note.