Upcoming Events

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“A Building With A…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
In 1974, roughly two years before the founding of the CAC, the artist Gordon… more

Closing Celebration…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice and the New Orleans People's… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Sep 30, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

First Annual…

Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2016
Come out and learn the role the Black Panther Party played in the recovery of… more

FREEMAN'S OWN: A…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
As a follow-up to the panel discussion and book signing with editor John… more

Historic New Orleans…

Sep 30, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

House of Blues…

Sep 30 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Music Box Village…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
On Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, 2016, New Orleans Airlift… more

New Orleans Funk Band…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
NOISEWATER is a New Orleans funk rock band comprised of musicians from a… more

Pippin

Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
In the carnival circus of Charlemagne’s crusades, the young prince Pippin… more

Scales & Ales

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
Soak up the sights and sounds at the 7th annual Scales & Ales event … more

Stoned vs Drunk vs…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
Join us at the New Movement for a stand -up comedy challenge. Also, enjoy… more

The Franchise

Sep 30 - Dec 30, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

The Lipstick: FLOCK

Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2016
Premiering at the CAC, The Lipstick is a provocative dance performance… more

Ultimate Lindy Hop…

Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2016
Come experience the wonders of our magical traditional jazz, blues, and swing… more

28th Annual Car Show

Oct 1 - 1, 2016
Join us for The 28th Annual Car Show, put on by the St. Bernard Antique Auto… more

Art for "Arf's" Sake

Oct 1 - 1, 2016
Art for Arf's Sakes" will be held at the NO Fleas Market,  during… more

Art for Arts Sake…

Oct 1 - 1, 2016
Art for Art's Sake is an annual arts walk event in the downtown arts district.… more

Art for Arts' Sake

Oct 1 - 1, 2016
Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 1 - 1, 2016
Come enjoy football all day! Grab a drink at the bar, a meal, and watch game… more

“A Building With A…

Sep 30 - 30, 2016
In 1974, roughly two years before the founding of the CAC, the artist Gordon… more

Live Music 7 Nights a Week

In New Orleans, you can "do whatcha wanna" any night of the week, whether it's stopping in for a cool jazz show or getting funky at the Maple Leaf Bar. Here are just a few choices for New Orleans live music options:

Monday

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Preservation Hall 
This French Quarter classic has been an instrumental part of preserving jazz heritage since opening in 1961. The house band plays all over the world for the same reason.

Chicken and Waffles at The Maison 
If you are taking a stroll down Frenchmen Street, stop by the Maison. A majority of their shows are free, so just walk in, grab a drink and enjoy the jazz music.

Tuesday

Big Al Carlson at the Funky Pirate 
Big Al Carlson is a mainstay at this long-standing Bourbon Street club. Order a tall Hand Grenade (one of the strongest drinks in the French Quarter) and take in the blues and jazz of this New Orleans legend.

Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf Bar  
Come listen to the famous Rebirth Brass Band in one of the New Orleans' oldest music clubs.

Wednesday

Irvin Mayfield at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield stops into his namesake music venue when he's not touring the world. 

Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious at Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar 
The French Quarter's only revolving bar provides amazing specialty cocktails and great live music. Enjoy this whimsical hotspot while sipping a cocktail to live jazz.

Thursday

Karaoke at Cat's Meow
The city's music scene tends to rub off on people, which might be why this karaoke bar is so famous.

Ogden After Hours at Ogden Museum of Southern Art 
Every Thursday is a party at Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Come see the Museum's diverse Collection as you listen to the music of the South.

Thursday's Twilight Concert Series at New Orleans City Park 
Showcasing the finest musicians in New Orleans, the Twilight Concert Series features an assortment of southern music. Beverages and food are provided as you enjoy the music in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the City Park's Botanical Garden.

Friday

Ellis Marsalis at Snug Harbor
This jazz-piano trio lights up the stage at Snug Harbor, one of the great music clubs of the famous Frenchmen Street entertainment district.

Jazz: Live at Hyatt at Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Experience the unique local talent every weekend while you sip speciality cocktails and try delicious small plates. 

Saturday

Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton
The Davenport Lounge at the Ritz is named after this jazz trumpeter; see why Thursday-Saturday nights.

Shotgun Jazz Band at Three Muses
Three Muses is a great local spot on the famous Frenchmen Street. This restaurant and bar is the place to be for cocktails, small plates and unique music. 

Sunday

Cajun music at Tipitina's
Take a break from jazz and listen to native, accordion- and fiddle-inspired music at this Uptown institution.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Columns Hotel 
There is always something happening at The Columns, and the best way to enjoy a brunch is eating while you listen to some jazz. 

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