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Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.25.15

Whether you braved the rain at the Fest today or rested up during daylight, there are so many acts tonight, that it is like an entire second festival. Trombone Shorty is hosting an all-star Bash, The Meter Men are playing with Phish’s Paige McConnell. Galactic is at Tips. Dumpstaphunk, Mississippi Rail Company, the London Souls, and Colin Lake are just a few of the acts rounding out the evening. Click on though for a full roundup.

Jazz Fest Planner: Picks, Weather for Sun. April 27

Those who decide not to camp out at the Acura Stage to see Eric Clapton's set have a variety of daytime options, from brassy funk rock, to desert rock, to indie dance music. The weather will remain sunny and in the low 80's all afternoon, with a 13 percent chance of precipitation. Click through for NoDef's picks and detailed weather forecast. 

Today in New Orleans 11.15.13

Tonight, Noah's Flood begins its weekend-long run at Trinity Episcopal, The NOLA Project presents Oregon Trail, Bonerama is at Rock N' Bowl, and Davell Crawford is performing for this week's Fridays at NOMA. On this day in 1730, Governor Perier and his French army defeated the Natchez Indians. Now, more to do this Friday.  

Today in New Orleans 8.9.13

Tonight, the New Orleans Suspects play for free at Tipitina's, and Bonerama is in Mid-City. Downtown, Meta the Man and Logarda at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1965, the catastrophic Hurricane Betsy hit Louisiana. Now, more to do this Friday.

Widespread Panic Set for 3-Night Halloween Weekend Haunt

Along with Boo and Voodoo, Widespread Panic will grip New Orleans over Halloween weekend. On the heels of their extra long JazzFest set in the spring, Widespread Panic is set for a three-night stand at UNO's Lakefront Arena from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. As always, the Southern rock ramblers are looking to spread some jam around to the locals.

JazzFest All Night: 5.4.13

After the Fest, the party keeps going in New Orleans. Tonight's club schedule brings a lineup including Erykah Badu and Mos Def, bluegrass king Del McCoury, and the post-Fest mix of Nevilles, Meters, and more that we've come to know and love. Check out the big night in NOLA music:

No Parade, But Krewe of Freret Set to Party All Night

Carnival has commenced and with it comes the inebriated nights chasing after floats, the unveiling of dapper debutantes into society and black-tie balls to see you through the morning. Though the fledgling Krewe of Freret won't be partaking in the parade part this year, they're still going to party. The krewe announced their stellar lineup for their second annual open bar black-tie masquerade ball on January 25 at Mardi Gras World.  It’s difficult to beat an open bar filled with anonymous faces in tails.  

Today in New Orleans 10.03.12

It’s a Wednesday packed with activities around the Big Easy, whether you’re in the mood for a free show after work or a concert from one of the three big acts in town tonight. Music lovers can choose from Victor Wooten at the Howlin’ Wolf, Dinosaur Jr. Uptown, and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes in the Treme. On this date in our state’s history, Hurricane Hilda hit St. Mary Parish in 1964, causing 100 million dollars in damages. Now for today’s events: 

UNO Gives Lakeside Festival a Berl with Crawfish Mambo

by Mary-Devon Dupuy

Jazz Fest has come and gone, but if you spent most of your time eating po-boys and Crawfish Monica and missed a good boil, there's another chance to go get your fix at UNO’s inaugural Crawfish Mambo Cook-Off this Saturday at the UNO Lakefront Campus.

JazzFest After Dark Starts Tonight

Today, Jazzfest shows begin before the gates of the Fair Grounds are opened. Kermit and his band steal away to Armstrong park for Jazz in the Park, Jimbo Mathus brings the Mississippi rock to Chickie, and The Grandmothers of invention get the Quarter all Zappa'd up. This day in history, Galvez siezed 11 richly laden English ships on the Mississippi River (1777), and Trumpeter Tannon "Fish" Williams (Soul Rebels Brass Band, Brass-A-Holics Brass Band) was born in New Orleans (1975). Now click through to check out the prelude to the cubes:

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