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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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GoNOLA Top 5: Mardi Gras Indian Music

Arts & Culture Music

One of the most unique gems of New Orleans culture is the Mardi Gras Indians, a stunning array of color and sound, born from local African-American heritage. Made famous by the HBO series “Treme,” the Mardi Gras Indians traditionally appear in public only two times per year—Mardi Gras and Super Sunday, the Sunday closest to St. Joseph’s Day.

One of …

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

Arts & Culture Music Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans features an all-star lineup of music. Whether you catch the stars at Jazz Fest, during Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World, in the Treme for the re-opening of the historic Carver Theater or at the Saenger Theatre for a celebration of the music of Dr. John, there’s every reason to move your feet, dance and …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Eric Lindell Live in New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

Each week on New Orleans All The Way Live, we take you into the world of New Orleans music, food, culture, and tradition through live performance and interviews with the special people that make up our diverse city.

Eric Lindell performs (Photo from Flickr by Bob Marquart)

On this week’s program, we enjoy the sounds of New Orleans artist …

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NOLA History: Rock and Roll in New Orleans

History Music

New Orleans has a vibrant and exciting music scene. Every night, visitors and locals can hear live music ranging from traditional jazz to brass bands to modern jazz to funk, as well as R&B, old-school soul, and more. They can also hear all kinds of rock. New Orleans has made significant contributions to the style that became known to us …

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That Downtown Sound: King James and the Special Men

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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

Events Music

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

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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

Music Nightlife Things To Do

In New Orleans, we’re always trying to maximize 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 Fest …

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

Events Music

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

Events Food Music

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

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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

Events Music

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

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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

20 Questions Music

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.”

Walter “Wolfman” Washington performing …

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

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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

Events Food Music Things To Do

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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