New Orleans: Events and Things to Do

In New Orleans, even Wednesdays seem like Weekends. Live music, festivals, theater, dance, museum exhibitions, sports… the list goes on and on. There’s something fun (and often FREE) every day and every night in New Orleans.

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Mallory Whitfield April 23, 2014 Events

Jazz Fest and live music take center stage this weekend, as performances spill over from the Fair Grounds to after-hours venues all over the city. The Zurich Classic is also in town, giving golf fans a chance to watch their favorite PGA pros tee off.

All Weekend

1. Jazz Fest – Whether you go for the music or the food, …

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Extend Your Jazz Fest: Nearby Eats and Drinks in Mid-City

by The Red Streetcar April 18, 2014 Cocktail Culture

When Jazz Fest comes to a close for the day, most people run for the nearest cab, street car or bike to head back to where they are staying. While understandable after a long day of Festing (yes that is a word here), this means passing up on a number of great places to grab a bite to eat or …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest Interview: Warren Haynes

by McClain Johnson April 17, 2014 Events

Warren Haynes is a legendary guitarist. He is a member of the Allman Brothers Band and a founder of Gov’t Mule. Gov’t Mule is playing a late-night show during Jazz Fest 2014 on May 2 at the Saenger Theatre with North Mississippi Allstars. As part of our 2014 Jazz Fest interview series, we just had to get to know this …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Mallory Whitfield April 16, 2014 Events

Whether it’s family fun you’re after, or you prefer a little grown-up entertainment, there’s plenty to do this weekend in New Orleans. Families have lots of free options, in the form of Earth Day Festival at Armstrong Park on Saturday and Easter parades on Sunday. Friday night, choose between comedy by Mike Birbiglia or funky music by George Porter Jr …

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GoNOLA’s Ultimate Guide to Jazz Fest 2014

by Sally Tunmer April 15, 2014 Arts & Culture

How much do we love Jazz Fest? Let us count the ways. Seven days, full of music, food, art, culture and a joie de vivre that can really only be found in New Orleans. It’s a festival like none other, that puts equal emphasis on and care to every layer of the celebration. That being said, there is a lot …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest Interview: Michael Travis of The String Cheese Incident

by McClain Johnson April 14, 2014 Events

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is coming up fast and there are so many incredible artists set to play. As you are making your Jazz Fest itinerary, it’s a great idea to get to know the performers a little more in depth. We recently had the chance to pick the musical brain of Michael Travis, the drummer and …

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The Many Ways to Celebrate Easter in New Orleans

by Mallory Whitfield April 12, 2014 Events

Any holiday in New Orleans is cause for a celebration, and Easter is no exception. From Good Friday through Easter Sunday, New Orleanians celebrate this holiday in a variety of only-in-NOLA ways. Many offices around town close early on Good Friday, and Easter weekend is popular for family crawfish boils. Many churches offer early morning sunrise services on Easter Sunday, …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Seven

by Paul Broussard April 11, 2014 Events

The culmination of two long weekends worth of music, food, arts and fun makes the seventh (and final) day of Jazz Fest the do-not-miss event of the year in New Orleans. It’s the day to try to get it all in one last time before the city of tents and booths at the Fairgrounds gets packed away for one more …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Six

by Elizabeth Heideman April 10, 2014 Events

They say Jazz Fest is a marathon not a sprint, but on this star-studded, final weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014, you’ll want to make the most out of each day. There is so much incredible music to hear and options for New Orleans food abound, so planning what you’ll see and eat ahead of time is …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest Interview: Dave Malone

by McClain Johnson April 10, 2014 Events

With so many talented artists playing Jazz Fest this year, we’re getting to know some of their stories in our 2014 Jazz Fest interview series. Among that number is Dave Malone, the guitarist for Raw Oyster Cult and member of legendary New Orleans rock band, the Radiators. Raw Oyster Cult and the Radiators are both playing Jazz Fest 2014. Discover …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Mallory Whitfield April 9, 2014 Events

This weekend in New Orleans, the French Quarter takes center stage, as locals and tourists alike flock there for four days of French Quarter Festival fun. On Saturday, champion eaters from around the world compete at the Old U.S. Mint in the Quarter to show off who can eat the most crawfish, while further down the river, locals celebrate their …

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31 Things To Do In New Orleans While In Town For French Quarter Festival

by Staff April 9, 2014 Arts & Culture

It’s that time again – the time to consume as much New Orleans food, music and culture that’s humanly possible, all within the national historic landmark known as the French Quarter. One of the world’s most iconic neighborhoods will be filled with friends and strangers from near and far to absorb New Orleans concentrated into four days of more fun …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Five

by Emily Smith April 8, 2014 Events

There’s certainly no shortage of food and music festivals in New Orleans, but few are as anticipated and talked about as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Every year, the New Orleans Fair Grounds is filled with a week’s worth of unique sounds and flavors, attracting one of the biggest and most diverse crowds to the city. As an …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest Interview: Kevin O’Day of Midnite Disturbers

by McClain Johnson April 7, 2014 Events

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 is right around the corner and with so much talent performing, we thought we should get to know some of the artists themselves. Kevin O’Day is a New Orleans-based drummer for the band Midnite Disturbers and we recently had the chance to learn more about him. We discussed everything from his favorite drummers to his …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Four

by Edward Branley April 7, 2014 Events

Jazz Fest‘s second weekend is a full four days starting on Thursday, May 1. Since many out-of-town festers don’t arrive in the city until Thursday night, the crowd on Thursday has a much more local feel to it. Schools will bring kids out to explore the Fair Grounds for a couple of hours in the morning and early afternoon, …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest Interview: June Yamagishi

by McClain Johnson April 4, 2014 Events

June Yamagishi is one of the many talented New Orleans artists playing at Jazz Fest this year. He is very active in the local music scene as the guitarist for Papa Grows Funk, the Wild Magnolias, and the 101 Runners. Originally from Japan, he began one of the most successful Japanese blues bands, the West Road Blues Band, which pioneered …

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