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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, in a war of words and wits
1445 Pauger Street (6:00 PM)
Cultural philanthropists Dorian and Kel Bennett have opened their historic Marigny home for this inaugural event with music, theater and dance performances
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Punk rock on Lee Circle
Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10:00 PM)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band
NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Where Dey At
NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Awards Showcase City's Thriving Scene as it Continues to Push Boundaries
New Orleans has its own unique brand of music, and this weekend, the 3rd Annual NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Awards is coming to remind residents that our city is famous for more than brass, jazz, and funk.
The Big Easy has produced international hip-hop sensations like Lil’ Wayne, Jay Electronica, and Frank Ocean. Saturday night's awards honor the people in New Orleans that keep our urban traditions alive, as well as paying respects to established native artists that continue top the charts.
The ceremony’s founder Lawrence Parker owns local production company Supreme Street, as well as Traffic Boutique (1025 Bienville St.), which sells vintage street wear. Parker said he created the event three years ago to offer local artists exposure, as well as to remind people of the contributions of the late greats.
“I wanted to pay homage to the great artists and producers of the past, that paved the way for younger artists,” said Parker.
In terms of New Orleans' reputation, Parker said he thinks the Crescent City could hold its own in comparison with any other hip-hop capital.
“New Orleans has to be ranked in the top cities world wide musically. With artists like Lil Wayne, Jay Electronica, Frank Ocean and more, we size up pretty well,” he said.
While the award ceremony exists as an outlet for emerging artists, Parker said he still likes to give credit to the big local names that have come up in the industry.
The local producer said he’s not entirely satisfied with the mainstream market yet, but he’s hopeful and says he’s seen a lot of progress in recent years.
“I believe there is work to be done as far as mainstream radio,” he said. “But locally our stations have finally started supporting our local hip-hop scene, mainly because we have focused on putting out good music and being consistent at it. We [national and local music industries] are working together!”
The nomination process involves a long list of local music industry folks.
However, the public is the ultimate factor in determining the best and the brightest out of New Orleans’ hip-hop scene.
Parker says the ceremony isn’t just for the winners, it’s also an opportunity to see some of the city’s best entertainers live on stage.
“The award ceremony is amazing. We give out life ime achievement awards every year, bring back our New Orleans Legends to hit the stage and perform their classic songs, and the most important part, is watching our new talent be awards for their hard work,” says Parker.
The lifetime achievement awards this year go to No Limit Records beatmaster KLC/Beats by the Pound and the local 90s stars, the Ghetto Twinz.
This year’s third annual award ceremony will be hosted by Shiny Green and Lanino Brown. See the show at the Joy Theatre tomorrow night at 7pm. Order tickets here, prices range from $15-$50, depending on seating.
Check out the nominees below, and click here to vote.
Jay Jones, Phillip Beamin, D-Eazy, Famous Stranger, DH, and Skrilla
Da U Boys, Youngest 1’s, Flame Gang, Team Robot, NO 4, Smash Brothers
Skip, The Show, HeataBest, Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, 3D Na’Tee
Blaq n’ Mild, S-80, Flight School, Quest, Raj Smoove, II Deep Muzik
Hottest Club DJ:
EF Cuttin, DJ Chicken, Mike Swift, DJ Holla Back, DJ Poppa, DJ Ja
Hottest Mix DJ:
DJ RQ Away, DJ Money Fresh, DJ Blaq n’ Mild, DJ Tony Skratchere, DJ Cousin Cav
Hottest Event Series:
Grass Roots, House of the Young, SoundClash, Writers Block, Industry Influence, Laugh and Sip, Uniquity
Jack Sprat, Mark Caesar, Rude Jude, Shaddy Feel Good, CJ Black
Codac, Codac Moment, Chels, True School for the Moon Children, E.D. Nix, Higher Earning, Quest, Quest?ions, Da U Boys, Tha Shutdown, Macniffy, Foreseeable Future
Skip, Happy MF’s Day, Young Greatness, Rich and Famous, D-Eazy, Everything Said Stoned, 3D Natee, The Coronation, Paask, TrillMatic, LG, Synth Sounds, Calliope Var, Ghetto Heroes 2.0, Young Roddy, Good Sense, Nesby Phips & Reem, 0017th, Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, The Nobody Monologues II
Youngest 1’s, “She Knows,” 3D Natee, “No Love,” Paasy, “Famous,” Kris Baptiste, “Leggo, Leggo”
Hottest Female Vocalist:
Ms. Kendra, Iris P, Kourtney Heart, Alia Fleury, Princess Denisia
Hottest Male Vocalist:
August Alsina, Kris Baptisete, Kevin Stylez, Quinten Corvette, Rantz Davis, B Streezy
T-Hilly, B. Mike, Tyler Yee, Kerry Lofton, Cyanist TV, Nadiyah Skyy
Hottest Music Video:
New Renaissance “Fool Me,” 3D Natee, “Lil’ Kim,” Youngest 1’s, “She Knows,” LG, “Synth Sounds,” August Alsina, “Sucka,” REI, “Dirty Ass Chucks”
Hustler of the Year:
El Williams, Sess-45, Fee Banks, Calliope Var, Lucky Johnson, Edward Buckles, Fatt Mayweather
Ashlee Nicole Spills, Cash Money Degreez, My Hell of a Life, A Dose of LA, Nola HollyWood, Da Wire by UNK
Hottest Bounce Artist:
Keedy Black, Fly Boi Keeno, Sissy Nobby, Big Freedia, Cheeky Black
Hottest Original Bounce Song:
Keedy Black, “Rock My World,” Magnolia Rhome, “Honey Bun,” Big Freedia, “Deslonde,” P-Town Moe, “Peter Piper”
Hottest Radio Personality:
DJ Chicken, Juggie, Mike Swift, Wild Wayne, Big Abe, DJ Slab1
Hottest Online Radio Personality:
JudCookie, EF Cuttin, DJ Erv, Charlie Martin, Don P., Miss Lilly NOLA, Jay Skillz, Ice Mike
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
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