After severe storms tore through the Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival on Friday, the music is set to begin again on Saturday.
Friday, May 18, 2018
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.
On Tuesday afternoon, a dramatically re-imagined “Southern Nights” sprang to life inside the New Orleans Jazz Market.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a handful of classic rock acts, a popular blues-based guitarist and a double bill of contemporary R&B leading men.
Monday, May 14, 2018
If you missed David Byrne's fantastic show at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival recently, you'll have another chance to see him this fall.
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.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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!
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The city collectively catches its breath this weekend following the overload that was the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And yet plenty of music options exist.
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.
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…
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.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Pink, the pop star whose concerts involve eye-popping props and aerial stunts, will bring the second leg of her "Beautiful Trauma" tour to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on March 17, 2019.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
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…
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
Saturday, April 28, 2018
In February, Rod Stewart headlined the Endymion Extravaganza in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Or, as he put it at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, “I saw you six weeks ago for the Mardi Gras. I wasn’t expecting this.”
Friday, April 27, 2018
On opening day of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Sting showed up early for work. Samantha Fish came of age. The 610 Stompers improbably guest-starred with alt-country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. And Leslie Odom Jr. made h…
Hours before the gates of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opened to the public Friday morning, the Fair Grounds was bustling with activity.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville died Thursday of pancreatic cancer in Massachusetts, where he had lived for many years. He was 79.
If you’ve been to Tipitina’s or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, or listened to the likes of Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Art Neville, Jon Cleary, James Booker or Marcia Ball, you’re acquainted with Professor Longhair.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Something other than music and food will greet New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival attendees this weekend: metal detectors.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Here’s a notion that is both impressive and intimidating: Each full daily schedule of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is only that day's opening act. As the Fair Grounds shuts down at 7 p.m., music clubs around town are just gettin…
Sunday, April 22, 2018
When the Fair Grounds gates open Friday morning, the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will commence its celebration of an especially exotic country: New Orleans.
Friday, April 20, 2018
A free concert on Sunday afternoon featuring jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, trumpeter Terence Blanchard and vocalists Patti Austin and Ledisi has been moved from Congo Square to the Orpheum Theater because of the threat of rain.
Admission to the 12-year-old Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo music festival on the banks of Bayou St. John has always been free. And it will be once again in 2018 — but only until 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Despite having an entire day rained out, the 2018 French Quarter Festival still attracted more than a half-million attendees, organizers said Wednesday.
As a boy, Matt Lemmler’s heroes were Billy Joel and Lionel Richie, piano players who also sang, wrote songs and entertained audiences. Growing up in a family of musicians, Lemmler was proficient on the piano. But his voice, he felt, was lacking.
The last “normal” week of live music in New Orleans before Jazz Fest features a psychedelic rock band from Texas, a throwback funk band from Michigan, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's tribute to Prince.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Organizers of the 2018 French Quarter Festival have canceled all of Saturday's festival activities due to the threat of severe weather.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The French Quarter Festival takes up much of the city's bandwidth this weekend, when few touring acts will be in town. Live music options include a Mardi Gras Indian funk band’s celebration of a new album and an aging British rocker’s symphonic/co…
Not even Derek Smalls, the bumbling bassist for faux-British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, is immune to aging.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
It’s as sure a sign of spring as the swallows of San Juan Capistrano: the first sounds of the French Quarter Festival.