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VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Ludacris, Snoop Dogg Announce Super Bowl Weekend Concerts in New Orleans


In addition to new decorations on our buildings and Bud Light on our hotels, the Super Bowl is also giving the Crescent City a chance to see a pair of pillars of hip-hop in concert. Today, Snoop Dogg and Ludacris announced they'll bring nimble neologism-inclined acts to New Orleans for separate concerts on the weekend leading up to the HarBowl.

 

Snoop Dogg is set to play House of Blues for a midnight show on Sat., Feb. 2. The veteran rapper is no stranger to New Orleans, having done turns at Voodoo Music Experience and beyond. Snoop's ever-changing stage name became Snoop Lion recently. But given this show's billing as Dogg, it's apparently back in the pound. That's probably a good thing, seeing as how Bunny Wailer wasn't happy with how the man born Calvin Broadus was portraying Rastafarian culture. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 5 p.m. Friday, and are listed at $67 each here.

 

On Friday, Feb. 1, Ludacris is set to roll out at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave.). The rapper is set to release a long-delayed album titled Ludaversal in the first part of 2013. But we've already heard "Representin'," which features Kelly Rowland. With a fully reunited Destiny's Child rumored to be appearing with Beyonce during the Super Bowl halftime show, a guest spot could be in the works. General admission tickets are $75, and VIP spots are $150. They're available here.




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