Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton badly wants his bandmates to bask in some hometown sunshine during the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maroon 5’s previous Jazz Fest appearance, in 2013, fell on one of the coldest days in festival history.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
For years, the annual Essence Festival shied away from booking rappers. But that has changed. In 2017, Essence will both feature New Orleans hip-hop mogul Percy “Master P” Miller on its main stage and partner with his foundation for the festival’s…
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
If you arrived late hoping to see Aaron Neville on the 2017 French Quarter Festival's opening day Thursday, you already know the crowd was big. Very big.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Willie Nelson, the Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are slated to open the Outlaw Music Festival Tour on July 1 at the Shrine on Airline, the baseball stadium in Jefferson Parish formerly known as Zephyr Field.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Friday, April 07, 2017
Before the Preservation Brass played its first notes Thursday morning on the 2017 French Quarter Festival's opening day, 93-year-old Pat Fox Green was already in position near the Jackson Square stage, wearing a broad-brimmed straw hat and a smile.
The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas and Corey Henry are among the top names filling multiple stages at Friday's French Quarter Festival. Music starts at 11 a.m.!
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews was rehearsing at his recently acquired Garden District studio Thursday afternoon when he realized Aaron Neville was onstage at the 2017 French Quarter Festival.
Before the Preservation Brass played its first notes Thursday morning on the 2017 French Quarter Festival's opening day, 93-year-old Pat Fox Green was already positioned in front of the Jackson Square stage, wearing a broad-brimmed straw hat and a smile.
The 2017 French Quarter Festival kicked off on Thursday with a parade that began on Bourbon Street and ended in Jackson Square.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
"I am not an artist," Tony Green declared, with characteristic certainty, during a recent chat on Royal Street. To him, the term implies a dilettante. Or worse, unemployment.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The 34th edition of the French Quarter Festival takes over much of its namesake neighborhood and the nearby Woldenberg Riverfront Park from Thursday through Sunday.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Nearly 30,000 people attended Hogs for the Cause this weekend, where cook-off teams raised $1.3 million for pediatric brain cancer outreach services.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Sample barbecue and vote for winners at HOGS FOR THE CAUSE in its new location at the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds, with music, family fun and drink sales. Friday and Saturday. $25 and up. hogsforthecause.org
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
No New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival roster can be fully appraised without the “cubes,” the schedule blocks that show when and where the 500-plus acts will perform.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's full schedule was released Tuesday, kicking off the one-month countdown to the fest's opening day.
Little Feat’s iconic 1978 live album “Waiting for Columbus” will be the subject of an all-star concert at the Saenger Theatre on May 6, the second Saturday of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
As the name implies, the annual Hogs for the Cause fundraiser is primarily about pigs. But the music component has grown more robust over the event’s nine-year existence. The roster of this weekend’s 2017 Hogs for the Cause includes Chris Robinson…
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sample local crawfish and enjoy live entertainment, rides, and arts and crafts at the LOUISIANA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL in Chalmette. The family-oriented fair goes all weekend at the Sigur Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive. $5 admission. louisianacrawfi…
With Tony Green pulling double duty as a guitarist and the creator of the 2017 French Quarter Festival's official poster, organizers unveiled the full schedule Tuesday (March 21) during a news conference at the intersection of St. Louis and Royal …
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The classic Mexican taco is based on a simple concept: Stuff a warm tortilla with savory fillings; top with tasty garnishes.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Italian-Americans in New Orleans and surrounding communities celebrate the feast of St. Joseph (March 19) with parades, a St. Joseph’s altar that travels through the French Quarter, and a 500-pound bowl of pasta covered with 150 gallons of meatles…
Monday, March 13, 2017
Whether they're two-stepping to Cajun music, celebrating history or sampling local food favorites, festivalgoers know that somewhere in the Bayou State, the good times are always rolling this time of year.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project was going along swimmingly Friday night until a festival attendee apparently decided to go for a swim in the Mississippi River and had to be rescued.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, the free, three-day festival staged along the banks of Bayou St. John, has announced its 2017 music roster.
Sallie Ann Glassman, the prominent New Orleans vodou priestess, and her husband, developer Pres Kabacoff, recently hosted a discussion with a cross-section of local religious leaders: Baptist, Mormon, Muslim, Methodist, Roman Catholic.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017
At only 6 years old, the Buku Music + Art Project is the youngest member of the New Orleans festival family. Appropriately, its attendees, roster and mindset also skew decidedly young.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Chance the Rapper, who took home the coveted best new artist trophy during the recent Grammy Awards, has joined the roster of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans this summer.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The Krewe of Proteus, founded in 1881, celebrates their one hundred and thirty-sixth anniversary with this year’s parade. This is the oldest night-time parading Krewe in New Orleans, offering you a glimpse into the fabled pageantry of the Golden A…
Friday, February 17, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
If you plan to buy tickets for either the Bayou Country Superfest or the New Orleans Jazz Fest, this Tuesday, Feb. 14, is an important date.
Friday, January 27, 2017
From the splendor of Elvis Presley's fabulous Medici collar — complete with a sequined hound dog and blue suede shoes — to a giant wearable pirate ship, to Mardi Gras Indian creations and real costumes worn by the 610 Stompers, a new museum celebr…
Headliners of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival will include Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher & the Roots, Harry Connick Jr., Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg,…
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Maroon 5, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are some of the big acts that will perform at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Just in time for Aaron Neville's 76th birthday on Tuesday, organizers of the 2017 French Quarter Festival announced that he'll perform at the massive free festival for the very first time this spring.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Get sparkly at the NEW ORLEANS WINTER JEWELRY AND BEAD SHOW, featuring jewelry, beads, tools and classes. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. $5. (504) 265-8830. aksshow.com.