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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Tuesday Aug 22, 2017

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

August 22, 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 August 22, 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

August 22 – 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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House of Blues Presents - Songwriter Sessions

August 22, 2017
  • Location: House of Blues
  • Address: 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Venue: House of Blues
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
If you haven't been to Songwriter Sessions at The Foundation Room at the House of Blues, you're missing out! Every other Tuesday night, our Foundation Room VIP Club is uniquely transformed as local ar... more
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Singer/Songerwriter Night hosted by Michael Hayes

August 22, 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 Aug 23, 2017

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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting August 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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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

August 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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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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House of Blues Presents - Jazz, Dinner, and Drinks

August 23 – September 27, 2017
  • Location: House of Blues
  • Address: 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Venue: House of Blues
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at the  Foundation Room at the House of Blues every Wednesday for Jazz, Dinner and Drinks with Michael Liuzza! Hosted in the lounge of our Foundation Room VIP Club, guests will be able to... more
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Thursday Aug 24, 2017

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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting August 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

August 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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Heart of the House

August 24, 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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Lilith in Loa Songwriter Series

Starting August 24, 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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Sweet Olive String Band at Ogden After Hours

August 24, 2017
This Thursday Ogden After Hours is proud to present Sweet Olive String Band! Every Thursday night the Ogden Museum is open until 8pm for Ogden After Hours, its weekly entertainment series. OAH is a pl... more
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Thursday at Twilight Concert series

August 24 – 31, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Pavilion of The Two Sisters
  • Address: Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Venue: New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • Time: Doors Open at 5pm - Music 6pm - 8Pm
Live music in a concert setting inside the Pavilion of the Two Sisters at the New Orleans Botanical Garden - Enjoy local music and visit the Botanical Garden at the most beautiful time of the day. ... more
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Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concerts featuring - Banu Gibson

August 24, 2017
This very popular series with an array of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring traditional jazz, rhythm and blues, and assortment of music. Join us for Banu Gibson. Gibson stands virtually a... more
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Friday Aug 25, 2017

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David Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio

Starting August 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

August 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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House of Blues Presents - Live in the Lounge

August 25, 2017
  • Location: House of Blues
  • Address: 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Venue: House of Blues
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
After a long, grueling work week, where better to kick off your weekend than The Foundation Room at The House of Blues? Live in The Lounge will be hosted every Friday in the Foundation Room VIP Club's... more
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Saturday Aug 26, 2017

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Backyard Grooves

August 26, 2017 – January 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.  
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Preservation Hall Jazz Masters featuring Leroy Jones

August 26, 2017
Join us for live Traditional Jazz entertainment featuring Leroy Jones!
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Saenger Theatre Presents - Musiq Soulchild - All White Affair featuring Special Guest - Carl Thomas

August 26, 2017
Join us at the Saenger Theatre for a Soul, Rhythm & Blues performance featuring Musiq Soulchild with special guest Carl Thomas!
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The House of Groove

Starting August 26, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: The House of Groove
  • Address: 1927 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Time: 9:00 pm until
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The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey featuring some of New Orleans most progressive musicians. DJ Kelly Fresh will be on the ones and twos! This week we are featu... more
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