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November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Wednesday at the Square (Photos)

Photos by Andres Delmonte

The popular Wednesdays at the Square free concerts are nearing an end, but locals are savoring the series while it lasts. Yesterday (6.04), crowds turned out to check out badass bass George Porter and his Runnin' Pardners along with openers the Pocket Aces Brass Band. Andres Delmonte was on hand to capture all of the action.

Today in NOLA: 5.13.15

The weather is beautiful. So, get your blankets ready for some funk at Wednesday at the Square. If you’re looking for something harder, head uptown for Indonesian Grind “assault” Core or take the trip to Frenchmen for some more traditional NOLA music. On this day in 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In,” in New York. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA: 3.11.15

Although the first Wednesday at the Square of the season has been cancelled due to rain, there's still some things going on tonight, that is if you can stand the gloomy weather. Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott hold down their regular gig in Mid City. The Treme Brass Band can be found at home in the Candlelight. A gumbo cook-off sizzles at the Royal Sonesta. On this day in 1861, delegates from South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas adopted the constitution of the confederacy. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 10.09.13

Hump day is bringing music from local funk, to indie rock from near and far. Locals can take advantage of this weather, perhaps with a show at Lafayette Square or some late-season sunbathing at the Country Club. On today’s date in 1930, Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra recorded “Body and Soul” for the Okeh label in Los Angeles. Now, more to do this Wednesday:

Today in New Orleans 9.25.13

Today, Lafayette Square welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free, outdoor show in the rising star's hometown. Later on in the Quarter, local indie/folk act Hurray for the Riff Raff is playing One Eyed Jacks. Happy Birthday to Lafayette Creole music star Cedric Watson, born on this day in 1983. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 4.17.13

Tonight, Wednesday at the Square welcomes the Revivalists! Million Dollar Quartet at the Mahalia Jackson, and an artist mashup on Elysian Fields. On this day in 1972, New Orleans lost a great bandleader and clarinetist, Tony Parenti. Now, more to do this hump day. 

Today in New Orleans 3.27.13

Tonight, head to Lafayette Square for a free concert from Ms. Marcia Ball. On Elysian Fields, enjoy peformances and a panel discussion with Trixie Minx, Nanette Ladet, and more. On this day in 1934, Rev. Gerald Smith delivered a speech to Sulphur’s “Share Our Wealth” Club. Now, more to do this chilly Wednesday. 

Today in New Orleans 3.20.13

Tonight, see Col. Bruce Hampton for free at Wednesdays at the Square. Check out some Americana at Tipitina’s, noise music on St. Claude, and more. On this day in 1839, Shreveport was designated as a city. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Wednesdays at the Square Returns

by Brad Rhines

Daylight Savings Time means an extra of hour of sunshine, which leaves many folks around town wondering how best to spend it.  If it’s Wednesday, your best bet is probably “Wednesdays at the Square,” the weekly concert series sponsored by the Young Leadership Council that starts today.

Today's Events: 3.14.12

Today, Wednesday at the Square returns to the CBD, The Lion King opens at Mahalia Jackson Theatre and Art in Bloom sprouts up at NOMA. On this day, a mob lynched 11 Italians charged with the murder of police chief David Hennessy (1891), and Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2005). Now back to today:

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