New Orleans Music Scene

Great music clubs line New Orleans streets, each with a different scene. From Bourbon Street to Frenchmen Street you’ll find live music to suit every musical taste. Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Funk, R & B, Blues, Swing Dancing, Brass Bands – come on out and find your beat.

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That Downtown Sound: King James and the Special Men

by Sally Tunmer April 17, 2014 GoNOLA Radio
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For a New Orleans experience you’re not going to find in a hotel brochure, BJ’s Lounge on a Monday night is where the New Orleans underground blood pumps. That’s because of its distance from Bourbon Street in the Ninth Ward; the free, homemade red beans simmering in a large pot; the bartenders who’ve been slinging …

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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’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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Jazz Fest Late Night: An After-Hours Guide

by Sally Tunmer April 15, 2014 Music

In New Orleans, we’re always trying to maximize on the fun and keep the party going as long as possible. So during Jazz Fest, it’s not enough to have seven full days of live music and entertainment. That’s why the music keeps playing all throughout the night and into the next morning as an extension of Jazz Fest called Jazz …

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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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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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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Walter “Wolfman” Washington

by Ann Marshall Thomas April 9, 2014 20 Questions

Those who have heard Walter “Wolfman” Washington sing know how he earned the nickname “Wolfman.” In addition to his masterful guitar skills, he’s got one heck of a howl. “When I was a kid I sang in the church choir with my mom,” he said. “But Johnny Adams showed me how to really use my voice.”

When Walter was 14, …

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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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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Three

by The Red Streetcar April 4, 2014 Events

Festival season is in full swing, and in New Orleans, that means it’s Jazz Fest time! One of the greatest things about Jazz Fest is that there is something for everyone. No matter what kind of music, food, or art you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Jazz Fest. Making the most of all Jazz Fest means you’ll …

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