The Rolling Stones will try -- once again -- to roll into New Orleans.
Producers of the 2019 Essence Festival announced early Thursday that Michelle Obama will take part in this year's festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Dave Grohl opened the first of the Foo Fighters' two nights at the Fillmore New Orleans with an apology: "I'm sorry we're late!"
The alternative pop band Garbage titled its 1998 million-selling second album “Version 2.0.” By that classification system, the current Garbage is at least Version 6.0. And based on the band’s invigorated, crackling show at the Fillmore New Orlea…
The expanded, eight-day New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule is here to stay, at least for another year.
Bruce Springsteen has released footage of his historic Seeger Sessions Band performance at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival via his YouTube channel.
With multiple stages going simultaneously at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, I often see only bits of performances that make me wish I’d seen more.
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of May 9-15, 2019 include a roster of throwback bands from the ‘80s and two rock bands that came to life in the ‘90s.
Ahead of the 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I read stacks of newspaper articles from the early years of the festival.
On July 17, 1983, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Super Bowl filled Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park with a bill topped by Journey. Touring in support of the smash “Frontiers” album, Journey still featured singer Steve Perry. They were the day’s big draw.
When blues guitarist Little Freddie King sang Guitar Slim's “The Things That I Used to Do” on Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, he could have changed the lyric to, “The Things That I Still Do.”
Motown Records legend Diana Ross presided over a rapturously received set for thousands of fans Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. She subsequently departed the Fair Grounds in a long black limousine with a police escort.
As he arrived at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s Acura Stage on Saturday, Dave Matthews offered his assessment of the situation: “What a beautiful day in the neighborhood!”
The opening of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival's second Saturday has been delayed to 12:30 p.m. due to stormy weather, producers have announced.
Two very different songs of the South, sung by two very different Southerners, closed out the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s second Friday.
A Rolling Stone, but not the Rolling Stones, made it to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday.
If there was a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for live albums, Little Feat’s acclaimed 1978 double-LP “Waiting for Columbus” would be a shoo-in.
Remember Bruce Springsteen's tear-jerking and triumphant set at the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival after Hurricane Katrina? He certainly does.
Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter has cancelled his upcoming appearances at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The music doesn’t stop when Jazz Fest does. Venues across the city serve up what amounts to a very long encore each night. Here are the major nighttime shows of the festival’s second weekend, and beyond.
“The sunshine feels good!” enthused Revivalists singer David Shaw as it bore down on him and his bandmates Friday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Snakebit. Both Thursdays of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Festival have been snakebit — bedeviled by bad luck.
Across five decades, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has experienced its share of offstage drama and onstage magic. Ahead of Thursday's opening of the historic 50th anniversary Jazz Fest, here are some of the milestones and momentous ev…
It’s one of the great Jazz Fest moments that wasn’t: Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones performing “Time Is On My Side," the single they both released in 1964, together at the Acura Stage.
Tim Duffy spent years assisting elder statesmen of Southern roots music via his nonprofit Music Makers Relief Foundation. Along the way, he became an artist himself.
Eighteen days before the opening of the 1974 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, a fire destroyed rhythm & blues piano legend Professor Longhair’s home.
As much music as will fill the Fair Grounds during the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival, that’s only the start. The action continues across the city after dark in venues ranging from hole-in-the-walls to high-profile theaters.
In the spring of 1970, a modest gathering took place in what is now Armstrong Park and the adjacent Municipal Auditorium. It boasted four outdoor stages, a few hundred attendees and tickets priced at $3.
Wesley Schmidt, the gentlemanly proprietor of Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro and tradition-minded grand marshal of the Storyville Stompers brass band, died April 12 of lung cancer at his home in Mid-City. He was 67.
The options for music in New Orleans the week of April 18-24, 2019 include two Louisiana rappers with recent legal woes performing on the same night at venues two blocks apart.
Tipitina’s will apparently not host the annual Instruments A Comin’ fundraiser on the Monday between New Orleans Jazz Fest weekends, as it has for the past 17 years.
Bonerama’s 2001 debut album, “Live at the Old Point,” included the trombone-powered funk-rock band’s take on the Led Zeppelin chestnut “Moby Dick.” For Zeppelin, “Moby Dick” served as a showcase for drummer John Bonham. But as Bonerama demonstrate…
Ben Gibbard couldn't still himself at a packed Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night. The Death Cab for Cutie singer/guitarist was in constant motion, swaying his shoulders back and forth, wielding his guitar like a rapier, propelling himself backward …
After all the hype, heartburn, anticipation and disappointment, the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ended up in a very familiar place: with Widespread Panic closing the Acura Stage on the Thursday between the weekends.
Moving swiftly, producers of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest have booked a replacement for the replacement headliner on May 2: Widespread Panic.
In the course of several hours on Monday, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival lost its replacement May 2 headliner, then replaced the replacement.
Music, with its ability to bridge racial, cultural and religious divides, is a more powerful force than hate. More of the former is an antidote to the latter.
The options for live music in New Orleans the week of April 4-10 include a durable alternative rock band and an even more durable icon of country music.
Bill Taylor, the executive director of the Trombone Shorty Foundation, traveled to Cuba in January for the Havana Jazz Festival. He arrived in Havana late, and he was tired.
The Rolling Stones dubbed their recently postponed tour No Filter. "No filter” more accurately describes Bill Maher.
The sky fell for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the weekend. Now the sun is starting to peek through the clouds.
As big as the build-up was for the Rolling Stones' appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the disappointment over the band’s cancellation is even bigger.