The Bayou Country Superfest is set to return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans over Memorial Day weekend in 2018, organizers announced Monday.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A dozen years ago, when the Blues and BBQ Festival was launched, barbecue was far less prominent on the New Orleans food scene.
Friday, October 06, 2017
ART FOR ARTS' SAKE: The Magazine Street Business Association and the Contemporary Arts Center have postponed their Arts For Arts' Sake gallery openings and street parties until further notice. The CAC, 900 Camp St., will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, October 06, 2017
With Hurricane Nate forecast to hit the Louisiana coast, some events planned for a busy New Orleans weekend have changed.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
If you were looking forward to sinking your teeth into a sweet, savory beignet this weekend at New Orleans City Park, you'll have to wait a couple of months.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
There’s been no shortage of exhibitions in New Orleans focusing on the incredible richness and diversity of art by African-American artists over the last several years.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017
Tremica Wise’s 8th Ward shotgun house is tidy and cool: tile floors gleaming, windows curtained against the heat. She keeps the temperature between 60 and 70 degrees — not for her sake, but for the sake of her 30 parakeets.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Huey Lewis & the News first proposed that it's “Hip to Be Square” 31 years ago. They might as well have been singing about the 2017 Gretna Heritage Festival.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
What started out as a fundraiser for the local animal shelter has turned into a huge beer-tasting event that will take over the City Park Festival Grounds Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Across the country, cravings for spiced lattes and autumn-inspired comfort foods are getting stronger. But in sultry New Orleans, people are still reaching for icy treats and seafood dishes, prepared with fresh seafood from regional waters.
Monday, September 04, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
From its low-key and relatively inauspicious beginnings as a party among a group of friends sharing a house in Tremé in 1972, Southern Decadence has become one of the largest and most raucous events in the annual New Orleans party calendar — and g…
Equal parts festival, parade, free concert and circuit party, Southern Decadence is New Orleans’ biggest LGBTQ event — and it’s getting bigger.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
New Orleans favorites Big Freedia, Naughty Professor, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Kristin Diable & the City top the music roster for the 2017 National Fried Chicken Festival, coming to Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 23-24.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jamie Bernstein, the parade captain and organizer of the Krewe of OAK's Midsummer Mardi Gras, has a strategy for savoring one of his favorite moments of the event.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The little black dress has long been an important wardrobe staple, but this weekend — for women and men alike — it’s all about the LRD, little red dress.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Watch 12 chefs prepare Gulf seafood for the top honors Saturday at the 14th annual GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOKOFF, 11:30 a.m. at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. $10. greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com.
Hike up your skirts and hit the streets Saturday for the annual RED DRESS RUN. The frocked festivities kick off at 9 a.m. at Crescent Park, with the actual rouge road run taking off at 11 a.m. An expo is $5. nolareddress.com.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
“Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” – Louis Armstrong
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Relish a lineup of favorite songs and dreamy costumes in a live stage production of "THE LITTLE MERMAID" at Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, Friday-Sunday. $44 with discounts for students and seniors. (504) 461-94…
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mid-July in New Orleans means a second round of patriotic parties with red, white and blue decorations, and lots of food. But this time, it’s all in honor of France. Bastille Day, or French National Day, is on July 14.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
For New Orleanians, the first real bite of July heat marks the beginning of the “dog days of summer” in much the same way as in ancient Rome “dog days” were marked by the ascension of Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
Monday, July 03, 2017
The flash and bang of exploding fireworks are among the earliest memories of Adam Spiegel and Jackie Johnson — Spiegel in the sugar cane fields near his boyhood home in White Castle and Johnson on the manicured blue-green lawns of Marrero.
“As a rapper,” Chance the Rapper said during his Sunday night headlining set at the 2017 Essence Festival, “you’ve got to have smooth transitions.”
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan and Jill Scott performed on Saturday, July 1, 2017, the second day of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans.
As Diana Ross and her band negotiated her disco-era hit “Upside Down” on the 2017 Essence Festival’s opening night, she addressed the upper decks of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: “Can you feel the music up there?”
Friday, June 30, 2017
On Thursday evening, New Orleans rap mogul Percy “Master P” Miller stood at center court in Xavier University’s Convocation Center as city officials sang his praises.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Growing up in Treme, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his boyhood pals would sneak off to follow second-lines to a funeral home on North Rampart Street.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The celebrations start early with FIREWORKS ON THE NORTH SHORE: 7 p.m. Friday in Bogue Falaya Park, Covington; 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday on the Mandeville Lakefront (both free); and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in Slidell Heritage Park ($10).
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Oyu Oro Experimental Dance Ensemble returns to New Orleans courtesy of the Ashe Cultural Center, presenting two nights of Afro-Cuban dancing with conga drums and other percussion.
The 2017 Satchmo Summerfest roster includes festival first-timers Nicholas Payton, Stephanie Jordan and the Pin Stripe Brass Band, plus Ellis Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Jeremy Davenport, Leroy Jones, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott, Charmaine Neville a…
As the 23rd Essence Festival takes over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans this weekend, some questions remain.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience co-director Sig Greenebaum has resigned from the festival to join video game developer Blizzard Entertainment as the head of global live events for Overwatch League, a professional esports league.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Organizers of the Krewe of Kolossos 4th of July Boat Regatta on Bayou St. John have decided against holding the popular boat parade this July 4 because of increasingly large crowds and the mess they often leave behind them.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Producer Quint Davis had hoped the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest’s forced move from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans would reverse a two-year trend of declining attendance.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Even for someone skilled in the art of selling pre-planned stage banter as “spontaneous,” Blake Shelton seemed genuinely awed to find himself in a space as vast as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.