Upcoming Events


America, Illustrated:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Art on the Spot

Nov 28 - 28, 2015

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 28 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
The 42nd Annual Bayou Classic will take place in the Dome on Saturday, November… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Double Dose

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Educator Appreciation…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Teachers get in FREE to NOMA on this day with a valid school ID. Bring your… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 28 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 28 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Meet the artists…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Some of the most talented artists behind Mardi Gras will be present at local… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 28, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Saturday Farmers…

Nov 28 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more


Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Spark imagination, creativity, and a love of reading. Professional authors,… more

Taylor Scholars…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
On Taylor Family Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Taylor Scholars and… more

The Historic New…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 28, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 28, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more


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Registration now open for 2013 championships at The House of Blues

NEW ORLEANS (June 25, 2013) - A man with a beard is a man to be feared - that is if you're a competitor in the Just For Men® National Beard & Moustache Championship. The world's largest facial hair competition, now in its fourth year, will invade New Orleans for two days this fall, Septembeard 6 and 7.

Not for the soft of skin, the national championships draw hundreds of "beardsmen" from around the world competing in one of eighteen categories, ranging from the delicate Dali moustache to the anything-goes full beard freestyle. For the first time, the competition will take place over two, follicle-filled days to enhance the competitor and audience experience.

The hair-raising events will kick-off on Friday, Sept. 6, with opening ceremonies, quarter-final judging and semi-final judging at the Sheraton New Orleans. Fifteen contestants in each category will move on to Saturday's final judging at The House of Blues. Events on Saturday, Sept. 7, also include a parade through the French Quarter, awards presentations and the competition after party. The championships are open to all competitors, regardless of experience or club affiliation.

From handlebars to sideburn sculptures, "The Just For Men® National Beard and Moustache Championships are one of the most colorful, creative and lively events you will ever witness," said Lay It Out Events Director Lee Perry. "What better location to celebrate this unique competition than the creative, spirited and downright fun city of New Orleans."

For a full schedule of events, information on spectator tickets, or to register to compete in the 2013 Just for Men ® National Beard and Moustache Championships, visit Click here to purchase tickets to the Sept. 6 spectator night at the Sheraton Hotel for $5. Click here to purchase tickets to the Sept. 7 final judging at the House of Blues New Orleans for as little as $18.


About Beard Team USA
Beard Team USA® organizes the annual National Beard and Moustache Championships, represents the United States at international beard and moustache competitions, and through its network of over 100 local chapters, promotes the appreciation of facial hair nationwide. Membership in America's team is open to everyone. There are no annoying applications, dues, membership requirements, or gender tests.  Unlike some sporting organizations, Beard Team USA® encourages the use of performance "enhancing" substances. BTUSA® also opposes discrimination against the bearded, mustached, sideburned, and goateed.