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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GoNOLA Top 5: New Orleans Modern Jazz Venues

by Elizabeth Heideman March 6, 2014 Music

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the world-famous city of New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz. With native sons such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, who helped cultivate the New Orleans jazz subgenre, the Big Easy’s musical landscape is permanently intertwined with the genre’s brassy, lively notes. Thousands of Jazz lovers flock to the city every year to …

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

by Mallory Whitfield March 5, 2014 Arts & Culture

This weekend in New Orleans promises a little bit of something for everyone, with entertainment choices ranging from theatre to comedy, country music, sports and New Orleans bounce. Head to the Marigny neighborhood for unconventional entertainment as Equus takes center stage at the Marigny Opera House and local favorite bounce artists perform at Siberia. Basketball fans will have two chances …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Ooh Lawdy My Baby

by Mallory Whitfield March 5, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music …

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GoNOLA Interview: Ingrid Lucia of the New Orleans Nightingales

by Paul Broussard February 28, 2014 Music

I recently sat down for cappuccinos and cannoli at Mid-City New Orleans landmark Angelo Brocato Gelateria & Pasticceria to talk with New Orleans jazz singer Ingrid Lucia, who began singing professionally at 11 years old on the streets with her family band and then established herself with a distinguished solo career as an adult in New York City, New Orleans …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: New Orleans Sacred Music Festival

by Mallory Whitfield February 26, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

This week New Orleans All the Way Live presents an hour of cross-cultural meet ups. We interview Rising Appalachia live in …

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BUKU Music + Art Project 2014 in New Orleans

by Nikki Carter February 20, 2014 Arts & Culture

BUKU Music + Art Project was founded in 2012 and has quickly become a destination festival for both out-of-towners and locals alike. The experience BUKU offers is quite unique: it takes place along the Mississippi River in walking distance to the French Quarter and has five independent stages, ranging from one inside of Mardi Gras World to a three story …

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

by Mallory Whitfield February 19, 2014 Arts & Culture

This weekend in New Orleans kicks off Carnival in earnest, with parades rolling around town all weekend long. Whether it’s traditional family fun along the Uptown parade route or wacky hijinks involving dogs, wine, Wookies and more downtown, this weekend promises plenty of entertainment for all. Those looking for live music should look no further than the Civic Theater, as …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Musical and Culinary Families

by George Ingmire February 19, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans means more than just booze and beads – it’s also a big time of year for …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Big Sam

by Ann Marshall Thomas February 17, 2014 20 Questions

“When I was 19 and working at Jazzland Amusement Park, I got a call from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band,” said Big Sam. “They wanted me to go on tour with them, and they were leaving… the next day!” In a few short weeks, Sam was opening for Widespread Panic, among others, and he played with the Dirty Dozen for …

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

by Mallory Whitfield February 12, 2014 Events

This weekend in New Orleans promises a whole lot of family-friendly sports action, thanks to the NBA All-Star Weekend, with activities and events all leading up to the big game on Sunday. Those looking for a little nightlife should check out the Hurray for the Riff Raff record release party on Friday night, and a benefit concert which reunites indie …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Little Freddie King and The B3 Summit

by Mallory Whitfield February 12, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

On this week’s program, we listen to the one and only Little Freddie King, as he plays songs about chickens, foxes, …

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BUKU Music + Art Project: A Boutique New Orleans Festival

by Sally Tunmer February 12, 2014 Events
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In French, beaucoup more or less means “a lot” and similarly to the producers and creators of the BUKU Music + Arts Project, there’s certainly a plethora of different things going on at this year’s alternative music festival sharing the same name (albeit with different spelling). BUKU celebrates the cutting edge musical creativity in New …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Valentine’s 2014

by George Ingmire February 5, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

This week’s program is a mixture of love songs and sweets, as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. Throughout the hour, we’ll …

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For the Love of the Music: DJ Soul Sister’s Rare Groove

by Valerie Boucvalt January 23, 2014 GoNOLA Radio
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Music and New Orleans are synonymous, not only because of our strong jazz, brass band, and blues roots, but also because we are a city open to musical expression in all forms. On this episode of GoNOLA Radio, our hosts Lorin Gaudin and George Ingmire explore the world of music in New Orleans with one …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Art in the New Year

by George Ingmire January 15, 2014 Arts & Culture

Every week on New Orleans All The Way Live, we explore the deeper side of New Orleans culture. With countless live music recordings, as well as interviews with the artistic, culinary, and leading minds of the city, this New Orleans podcast allows you to get to know NOLA in a whole new way.

This week we collide new and old …

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The 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup is Announced

by Sally Tunmer January 14, 2014 Events

The day the initial New Orleans Jazz Fest music lineup is announced is highly anticipated and inevitably brings great joy to all who beholds it, not unlike the feeling experienced by a child on Christmas morning. Well the waiting is over, ladies and gentlemen, because that day has come. Jazz Fest has given us the primary reason to look forward …

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