Music Festivals in New Orleans

Wednesdays at the Square
March 1 - May 17, 2017

Spread a blanket out on the  grass of Lafayette Square and rub elbows with the after-work crowd while seeing live performances and watching the sun set. For 12 weeks in the spring and early summer, discover what "WATS" is all about and from September to November, experience "Harvest the Music." These festivals offer free outdoor concerts from 5-8 p.m., rain or shine. 

Buku Music + Art Project
March 10-11, 2017

A newer event to the New Orleans festival scene is the 5th annual BUKU Music + Art Project, a progressive music and arts festival featuring local and national artists such as Pretty Lights, Fetty Wap, Kid Cudi and more. Located at Mardi Gras World, the festival also offers the BUKU Graffiti Wall, indigenous art exhibits, local cuisine and a unique VIP section on a historic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Visit the website for more information on this 18+ event. 

Congo Square/New World Rhythms Fest
March 18-19, 2017

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the seventh annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival in Armstrong Park. This free event celebrates the cultural diversity of New Orleans and the melting pot of traditions that gave rise to our unique music. Featuring the music and dance of Africa, the Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond in this two-day, family-friendly festival. 

Soul Fest
March 2017

Celebrate the wonderful legacy of African American food, music and culture that we've all come to know as soul food and soul music. More than 20,000 people flock to the Audubon Zoo to see live musical performances by local Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel artists at our Capital One Stage! Arrive hungry because there's tons of food with southern flair, including fried Louisiana alligator kabobs, pork chops po-boys and sweet potato pies. 

French Quarter Festival
April 6-9, 2017

This is the largest free music festival in the South with a special focus on New Orleans' music and food. The festival offers 20 performance stages and more than 90 food and beverage booths set among one of the countries most historic neighborhoods. Kids' activities, home tours and other festivities fill the weekend with fun. 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28-May 7, 2017

For more than 40 years, music lovers from around the globe have made the pilgrimage to the historic Fair Grounds Race Course for a lineup that reads more like a who's who of music legends than an event flyer. The music is phenomenal and the food is inspirational. An event worthy of the birthplace of jazz. 

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
May 19-21, 2017

From jazz and blues to Cajun and country, three days of free live music bring more than 20,000 people to the banks of the Bayou Saint John each year. Catch performances from local Louisiana artists and take part in festival events including the Rubber Duck Derby, dance lessons and the Bicycle Pub Crawl. 

Cajun & Zydeco Festival
June 24-25, 2017

The annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is a free event produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. As always, it will feature the best in Cajun and zydeco music, plus great Louisiana food and a huge arts market.

Essence Music Festival
June 29 - July 2, 2017

"Party with a purpose" at this star-studded celebration of African American music and culture in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Jazz up your July with performances by the world's biggest hip-hop, R&B and soul artists, with Usher, Mary J. Blige, Common and Indie.Arie headlining. 

Satchmo Summerfest
August 4-6, 2017

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is one of New Orleans' favorite native sons (and there are many to pick from). Each year, this weekend-long festival celebrates his life, legacy and music. The festivities include a seminar series, jazz exhibits, a jazz mass and second-line parade, fantastic food and a host of star-studded performers.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ
October 13-15, 2017

Two things synonymous with the South: blues and barbecue. Find the best combination of both at the free festival presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc. in Lafayette Square Park. Get a spot next to the stage to see the headliners up close. 

Voodoo Music Experience
October 27-29, 2017

Only the coolest take to the stage at this Halloween-themed festival in City Park, known for its blending of high-profile national artists such as Marilyn Manson, 50 Cent, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M. and 311, with local Louisiana musicians including The Original Meters, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and Dr. John. 

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Monday Oct 23, 2017

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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting October 23, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

October 23 – December 29, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Monday Blues

October 23, 2017 – January 5, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley.
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The Somerton Suitcase at VASO (Residency)

Starting October 23, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Location: VASO
  • Address: 500 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Time: 10 PM - 1 AM
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The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch us from 10 PM till the party stops. In 2011 The Somerton Suitcase was born; blending loved musical genres with powerful ... more
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Tuesday Oct 24, 2017

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"Organ & Labyrinth"- Organ recital and candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000-pipe Trinity

October 24, 2017
  • Location: Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Address: 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Join us for Organ and Labyrinth with Albinas Prizgintas as he performs on the 5000-pipe  ... more
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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting October 24, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at Houston's Restaurant located at 1755 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans, LA. They are a sophisticated jazz ensemble performi... more
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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

October 24 – December 29, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at Houston's Restaurant located at 1755 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans, LA. They are a sophisticated jazz ensemble performi... more
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Live in Concert: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

October 24, 2017
  • Location: The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market
  • Address: 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Venue: The New Orleans Jazz Market
  • Time: 6:00 pm
Join one of New Orleans' most innovative musicians, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, for his final state-side concert before embarking on his international fall tour. Hosted by distinguished bassist, ba... more
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Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation presents - New Perspectives

October 24, 2017
  • Location: Isidore Newman - Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery and the Henson Auditorium
  • Address: 1903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: Opening artist reception 5:00 pm; Concert 7:00 pm
Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Consulate of Mexico are pleased to present NEW PERSPECTIVES! NEW PER... more
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Singer/Songerwriter Night hosted by Michael Hayes

October 24, 2017 – January 6, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly Singer-Songwriter Night in the Voodoo Garden from 7-10pm and invites ALL Singers and Songwriters in the city to take part.... more
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Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting October 25, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at Houston's Restaurant located at 1755 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans, LA. They are a sophisticated jazz ensemble performi... more
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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

October 25 – December 29, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at Houston's Restaurant located at 1755 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans, LA. They are a sophisticated jazz ensemble performi... more
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Live Opera Performance - New Orleans Opera Association

October 25, 2017
Opera Returns to Bourbon Street. Enjoy FREE opera entertainment at the Puccini Bar and prior to or after each performance, experience the culinary virtuosity at Cafe' Opera! All located within the F... more
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum Presents - A Candlelight Tour

October 25, 2017
  • Location: Pharmacy Museum
  • Address: 514 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at the historic New Orleans Pharmacy Museum  for a candle-lit look at the horror and gore of 19th century medicine - where black vomit demanded blood-letting and mercury was king. This o... more
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The Fountain Lounge Presents Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious

October 25 – December 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, elite traditional jazz musicians specializing in New Orleans Jazz! While enjoying weekly shows... more
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Thursday Oct 26, 2017

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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting October 26, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at Houston's Restaurant located at 1755 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans, LA. They are a sophisticated jazz ensemble performi... more
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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

October 26 – December 29, 2017
  • Location: Houston's Restaurant
  • Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Mon-Thur 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm | Fri/Sat 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm | Sun 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at Houston's Restaurant located at 1755 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans, LA. They are a sophisticated jazz ensemble performi... more
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Heart of the House

October 26, 2017 – January 8, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House of Blues krewe members. There's a lot of talent under our roof and we're putting them on the stage to show you what our h... more
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Jazz in the Park

October 26 – November 2, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Armstrong Park
  • Address: 901 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November 2nd, with a stellar roster of New Orleans music that features Rebirth Brass Band, Partners-N-Crime, Erica Falls, Corey Henry... more
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Joy Theater Presents - Keller Williams

October 26, 2017
  • Location: Joy Theater
  • Address: 1200 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Venue: Joy Theater
  • Time: Doors open 8:00 pm; Show 9:00 pm
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Keller Williams brings his 'Grateful Grass' show to Joy Theater, featuring anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites.
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Lilith in Loa Songwriter Series

Starting October 26, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: LOA Bar in the International House Hotel
  • Address: 221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Venue: International House
  • Time: 8-10 pm
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From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar in the International House Hotel presents "Lilith in Loa: A Songwriter Series." This weekly event, inspired by t... more
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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Fall Showcase

October 26, 2017
  • Location: The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market
  • Address: 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Venue: The New Orleans Jazz Market
  • Time: 6:00 pm
The Grammy-Award Winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) will kick-off its official Fall Season on October 26th! The showcase concert represents the first performance since the organization filled ... more
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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Fall Showcase featuring special guest Sheila E!

October 26, 2017
Performing LIVE with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Thursday October 26 is percussionist and singer, Shelia E.! Sheila E. became one of the top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce d... more
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Save our Cemeteries Presents - All Saints Soiree

October 26, 2017
  • Location: St Louis Cemetary No. 3
  • Address: 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join us on the beautiful grounds of the St. Louis Cemetary No. 3.  for the All Saints Soiree!  Patrons and sponsors will enjoy a guided tour of the cemetary, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and li... more
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The Fountain Lounge at the Roosevelt New Orleans Present - Amanda Ducorbier

October 26 – November 18, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: The Fountain Lounge (inside the Roosevelt Hotel)
  • Address: 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Time: Thursdays 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel. While enjoying weekly shows from talented local artists, Fountain Lounge guests can enjoy innovative seasonal cocktails and ... more
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