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FiyaFest's Red Hot Lineup

FiyaFest, the annual jam packed jam and funk festival announced their lineup on Thursday (2.25). The reprieve from Jazz Fest features an all-star mix of local and national names such as Maceo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Karl Denson, and Ben Jaffe.

Today in NOLA: 2.25.16

Revelers will have their choice of DJ's tonight. Or, one can go the other direction and check out some blues or even a museum. On this day in 1921, the U.S. Government sold all of the remaining equipment at Gerstner Field, in Lake Charles. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA: 2.24.16

Tonight offers a good mix traveling acts and local standards. On this day in 1927, the Lake Charles Little Theater opened its doors for the first time. Now, more to do in NOLA’s current venues.

Today in NOLA: 2.22.16

SWMRS are diving into NOLA tonight. Nic Payton is making the most of his time at home, King James is cooking red beans and grooves, and Comic Strip is making nudity funny. On this day in 1864, James Wells was elected governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 2.17.16

Today is a perfect opportunity to check out some New Orleans' most classic acts. Rebirth, Treme Brass, and the Tin Men are all playing at their preferred venues. On this day in 1805, New Orleans was incorporated as a city. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA: 2.16.16

Bela Fleck and Chick Corea are in NOLA tonight! Sax man Dave Rempis is in from Chicago and the Treme Brass Band is gigging down the street. HOB is hosting a Zeppelin tribute and the farmers are setting up shop Uptown. On this date in 1724, former Louisiana governor Bienville was recalled to France in disgrace. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

Today in NOLA: 2.15.16

Today, New Orleans heads into the lull between Carnival and Fest Season, but there is stil plenty to do. Nicholas Payton is in town. Aurora Nealand and King James are both playing their regular Monday gigs. The HiHi is a hosting a bluegrass pickin’ party. On this day in 1957, influential Civil Rights group the Southern Christian Leadership was founded. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 2.13.16

Happy Valentine’s Day Defenders! Today, Trixie Minx is hosting some romantic burlesque. Micah McKee is offering happy hour entertainment. Meschiya Lake and the Hot 8 Brass Band are both playing some classics. On this date in Louisiana history, Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) was elected as the first female senator with the help of Louisiana’s Huey P. Long. Now more for 2016.

Today in NOLA: 2.13.16

Best Coast is bringing their beach groove to town tonight and Uptown, the Funk Meters are reprising some classic NOLA grooves. Wavves, the Asylum Chorus, and Little Freddie King are all gigging as well. In the CBD, farmers are hawking their produce just in time for V-Day. On this day in 1872, the first Rex parade rolled. Now, more info on modern day events.

Today in NOLA: 2.05.16

Parades Hermes, Krewe D'Etat, and Morpheus ride Uptown, with an underground Krewe of Oak to pub crawl along Oak Street. Music is abundant this evening. Locals will love Morning 40 at Tips. The Krewe de Lune Space Ball takes flight at The Carver Theater, and more! On this day in 1883, the first train service to travel from New Orleans to California departed. Now, more info on Carnival musings tonight.  

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