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Lundi

July 24th

Service Industry Mondays

Drifter Hotel, 12PM

Drinks specials for all industry members, plus music and food truck

 

Happy Hour

Ace Hotel, 4PM

With SaudadeViVian

 

Happy Hour

Chickie Wah Wah, 5:30PM

With Justin Molaison

 

Not-So-YA Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 6PM

For adults who read young adult fiction

 

Stuart McNair

Mahogany Jazz Hall, 6PM

Early blues and jazz

 

Tincture Making

Under the Waning Moon, 6PM

Get the 411 on herbal healing 

 

Tap That Yoga

NOLA Brewing, 6PM

Yoga + brews

 

Reiki Chakra Cleanse

Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 6:30PM

Start your week right

 

Blue Velvet

The Neutral Ground, 7PM

+ Kawaii AF + Chris Billiot

 

Gypsy Juke Box

Dragon’s Den, 7PM

A very special Monday Night Swing

  

Cure For The Mondays

Buffa’s, 8PM

With Antoine Diel + Sam Kuslan

 

Blind Texas Marlin

One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

In the front lounge

 

Easter Teeth

Saturn Bar, 9PM

+ Landlocked Seas, Jonathan Brown, Raspy

 

Street Rat

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

+ Dolce, Blotchouts, Heaven Limosine, Sipalong

 

Pink Lion

Rare Form NOLA, 10PM

Enter a dreamy sonic world

Mardi

July 25th

The Essence of Resurrection

Under the Waning Moon, 6PM

An intro to flower essences

 

Songwriter Sessions

Foundation Room, 7PM

Ft. Jim. McCormick

 

Thinkin’ With Lincoln

Bayou Beer Garden, 7PM

Trivia on the patio

 

Eviction Second Line & Party

Frenchman Art Market, 7PM

Come say goodbye

 

Idina Menzel

The Saenger, 8PM

See the Tony-winning artist live

 

Dapper Dandies

BMC, 8PM

Bringing back traditional jazz

 

Tony Seville & The Cadillacs

Mahogany Jazz Hall, 9PM

R&B + Jazz classics

 

Elvis DeLarge

The Circle Bar, 10PM

The songs of Elvis Presley

  

FLOW

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

The Fake Ladies Of Wrestling are back for another round

 

MERCREDI

July 26th

Gloria Park & the Arrowhead Jazz Band

The Mint, 2PM

Music at the Old U.S. Mint

 

Kaya Nicole Band

The Maison, 4PM

Samba & Bossa Nova sounds

   

Debachuerous Duets

Allways Lounge, 7PM

An erotic reading

 

The Rocketboys

Siberia, 7PM

 Feat. The Whistles & The Bells

  

Space Kadet

Howlin’ Wolf, 8PM

Their New Orleans debut

 

Rooftop Cinema

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

A showing of The Boondock Saints

 

Scatterjazz

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Feat. Eric “Benny” Bloom + David Torkanowsky

  

Organized Crime & Friends

Maple Lead, 10PM

Feat. Cliff Hines

 

Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power

Spotted Cat, 10PM

A jazzy midweek show

JEUDI

July 27th

Antoine Diel Quartet

Hotel Monteleone, 5PM

At the Carousel Bar

 

Yoga Social Club

The Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get zen and ready to mingle

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Paul Sanchez

 

Book Signing

Alvar Library, 6:30PM

An appearance and reading by James Nolan

 

Crescent Fresh Open Mic

Dragon’s Den, 7PM

No cover

 

Singing In The Rain

Orpheum Theater, 7PM

Free screening of the Gene Kelly classic

 

Meek Mill

Lakefront Arena, 8PM

Feat. Yo Gotti + YFN Lucci

 

Derek Brueckner

Art Klub, 8PM

Come observe and participate as you wish

 

Tony Seville & The Cadillacs

Mohogany Jazz Hall, 9PM

R&B and Jazz classics

 

VENDREDI

July 28th

Food Truck Friday

Champions Square, 11AM

Feat. even more trucks

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls

 

John Waters Film Festival

NOMA, 7PM

The Pope of Trash's classic 1981 film, Polyester

 

Leonardo Hernandez Trio

Casa Borrega, 7PM

A night of Latin jazz

 

Akira Movie Night

Art Klub, 8PM

A night for anime

 

Corey Feldman

Southport Music Hall, 8PM

The 80's idol comes to town with his Angels 

 

Bloodsick

Siberia, 9PM

Feat. Cave of Swimmers + Smoke

 

Blue Velvet

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Feat. Skelatin, Dusty_tupelo + The Family Band

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tipitina's, 10PM

Feat. Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers and more

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 11PM

Feat. Zander, Javier Drada 

Essence Fest Attendance Tops Jazz Fest 2017


Updated July 6th, 11AM

 

The annual Essence Fest came to a close on Sunday (7.2), ending four days of music, movies, art, food, and fun. Over 200 artists and speakers took part in the festivities, including Diana Ross, Chance the Rapper, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. This year, Essence reported pulling in a record-breaking 470,000 festivalgoers to their complete program of events. 


Watch: Trombone Shorty's Parking Lot Jam Session with 'Simpsons' Director


It’s been almost a week since Jazz Fest ended, but every day we keep finding goodies from the Fair Grounds. A clip that is making it’s rounds on the internet today features New Orleans’ favorite son Trombone Shorty jamming with David Silverman, a writer and animator best known for directing episodes of The Simpsons. 


Snoop Dogg's Sign Language Interpreter Stole the Show at Jazz Fest


Snoop Dogg lit up the stage, both figuratively and literally, at Jazz Fest last weekend with a pyrotechnic show at the Fair Grounds on Saturday (5.6). The Grammy-winning artist and Martha Stewart's BFF played the Congo Square Stage to a riotous crowd. The attention however, may not have been exclusively for Snoop. 


Jazz Fest Attracts 425,000 Attendees in 2017


The 48th annual Jazz & Heritage Festival came to a close on Sunday (5.7), ending a week’s worth of music, food, crafts, and — perhaps most notably — only one rainy day. This year, Jazz Fest attracted about 425,000 fans to Fair Grounds, according to a press release from the festival's team. 


Jazz Fest - Sunday 5.7 (Photos)

Photographer Stephen Charles Nicholson Shares Pics From the Fest's Final Day



Jazz Fest Weekend Two on Sunday, ending the 48th annual festival on a high note. New Orleans' favorite son Trombone Shorty closed out the fest's biggest stage, but plenty of other top talents performed in the final festival hours. Scroll on for photos from the kick off weekend by Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Photos)

Stephen Charles Nicholson Photographs Jazz Fest's Final Performances



New Orleans' favorite son Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews celebrated the end of an exciting week with several hundred of his closest friends on Sunday (5.7), closing out the Acura Stage for the 48th annual Jazz Fest. Scroll on for photos by Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Entergy Awards $30,000 to American Indian College Fund


American Indian culture is bountiful in Louisiana. The Native American Village at Jazz Fest returned for 2017, offering festivalgoers the chance to explore the heritage of the state's indigenous peoples with daily pow wow performances, educational workshops, and demonstrations on everything from woodcarving to basketweaving. On Friday (5.5), New Orleans-based energy company Entergy made a $30,000 donation to the American Indian College Fund. This is Entergy’s third year awarding the grant, and is part of the company's ongoing dedication to promote empowerment through education. 


Jazz Fest: Saturday Fest Fever (PHOTOS)

Photographer Stephen Charles Nicholson Shares Pics From Saturday (5.6)



Jazz Fest Weekend Two is underway, offering food, drinks, crafts, and of course music. Defying Jazz Fest traditions, Saturday was sunny all day. Scroll on for photos from the kick off weekend by Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Jazz Fest - Friday 5.5 (Photos)

Photographer Stephen Charles Nicholson Shares Pics



Jazz Fest Weekend Two is underway, offering food, drinks, crafts, and of course music. Friday's bright skies provided the perfect scene at the Fair Grounds for fun in the sun. Scroll on for photos from the kick off weekend by Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Jazz Fest - Thursday 5.4 (Photos)

Photographer Stephen Charles Nicholson Shares Pics



Jazz Fest Weekend Two kicked off yesterday, offering food, drinks, crafts, and of course music. The overcast skies didn't stop the fun on the Fair Grounds, with kids and adults alike splashing around in the puddles.  Scroll on for photos from the kick off weekend by Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


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