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Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
From Friday Oct. 14 to Sunday Oct. 16, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s free blues & barbecue festival returns at Lafayette Square Park. Robert Finley and Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen play Friday, and Saturday’s music lineup includes Charlie Musselwhite, Walter “Wolfman”Washington, Kenny Neal (with Mia Borders), among others. Little Freddie King and Ruthie Foster will be performing on Sunday. Trudy Lynn and Johnny Sansone as well Trudy Lyn and Trudy Sansone are also scheduled to perform. You will find a wide range of vendors offering vegetarian, vegan, and barbecue dishes. A market will be held for arts and craft. The music will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Listen live on WWOZ 90.7 FM. More information is available at jazzandheritage.org.
Colombia’s Meridian BrothersA band of electronic music that plays traditional Latin rhythms like salsa and cumbia. Eblis Alvarez, the only solo artist behind these recordings. He performs with an entire band, sometimes performing under the names or aliases other musicians. Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento was released August. This album fuses a 1970s lost band with modern, psychedelic tinges. People Museum opens on Sunday, October 16, 2017 at Music Box Village at 7pm. Tickets available for $25 musicboxvillage.com.
The 10-member Gov’t Majik will play its first show in more than three years on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Blue Nile. It’s a return to the stage for the self-described “Dirty South Afro-Beat Arkestra”After the passing of Todd Duke, guitarist, in early 2019, Gov’t Majik is working on an album, so expect new tunes, and the band will celebrate the birthday of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Gov’t Majik plays at 11 p.m., and tickets are $15 via bluenilelive.com.
VYBES Nation’s four-weekend Footwork Fest will feature brass bands and social aid and pleasure club footworkers, as well as DJs and food vendors. TBC Brass Band and West Bank Steppers Social Aid and Pleasure Club are the first acts at the festival. There will be different acts on October 22, 29, and Nov 5. Find out more at nolafootworkfest.com.
The Joy Indescribable
Alternative rockers Joy is IncomparableThis group can tell the difference between a wall or sound, and breakups or danceable pop songs. On its latest album, the group does it with ease “Into the Blue.” The Joy Formidable plays with The Front Bottoms and Mobley — both groups also have recent releases — at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the House of Blues. Tickets cost $45 houseofblues.com/neworleans.
Melange Dance Co. explores New Orleans history as well the lives of some famous and lesser-known women. This includes Storyville Madams Josie Arlington (and Lulu White). Gabrielle Cavassa (pianist Ryan Hanseler) will play the contemporary jazz dance to this music. From Friday October 14th to Sunday October 16th, performances take place at Marigny Opera House at 8pm. Tickets from $20-$50 melangedanceofnola.com.
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Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus’ 2021 album “Home Video”She kept her journals as the basis for it. Her childhood memories from Virginia were also part of the inspiration. Some of her videos featured old home movies. The single continued. “Kissing Lessons”This was February. On Wednesday, October 12, at Civic Theatre at 8 PM, she’ll perform. Get tickets via civicnola.com.
Christine Ebersole has been a Broadway legend and won Tony Awards for her Broadway roles. “42nd Street”Also “Grey Gardens,”You can see films like “Tootsie”Also “Amadeus,”She stars on television, such as her CBS Show. “Bob Hearts Abishola.”Billy Stritch, the pianist at Broadway in New Orleans Return at Rivertown Theatersfor The Performing Arts will join her for this concert. Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm Tickets start at $45 at rivertowntheaters.com.
Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Governor. Edwin Edwards made Bridge City his home in 1973. “The Capital of the United States”. “Gumbo Capital of the World”Bridge City Gumbo Festival is the inaugural ever. This year’s festival from Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16 a reflects the changing demographics of the region, with Friday night’s music lineup devoted to Latinx music from Grupo Sensacion and Treces del Sur. Saturday’s program includes Crescent City Soul and the Travis Thibodaux band, as well as a gumbo cook off. For $12, a weekend pass costs $12 and admission is $5 per person. Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Visit www.theHoly Guardian Angels Catholic Church for more details. bridgecitygumbofestival.org.
Muevelo, Los Guiros and Vivaz! Perform at the Faubourg Brewery’s free celebration of Latin music. Food vendors include Mawi Tortillas, Elisa’s Cuban Cafe, Saborcitos NOLA, Mima’s Peruvian Desserts and more. A market for art is also open. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The music begins at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday October 15. Go to faubourgbrewery.comGet more info.
‘Requiem for a Stranger’
Vagabond Inventions present a multidisciplinary piece that addresses grief and healing. Renee Benson & Renee Benson have adapted Rainer Maria Rilke’s works as a writer, activist and poet. Martin Prechtel is a healer, poet and poet. This piece was created by Vagabond founder Jennifer Sargent and Melanie Greene. The Contemporary Arts Center, Friday Oct. 14, 7:30 PM, Saturday Oct. 15, and Sunday Oct. 16, 2 PM. For more information, visit cacno.org.
New Orleans ensemble Kumasi Afrobeat OrchestraIn its original songs, it often explores Afrobeat or Afrofunk. It celebrates the birth of Fela Kuti (Nigeria’s founder and pioneer in Afrobeat), with a concert. Congolese master drummer Papa Titos Sompa also performs. Saturday October 15th, 7:30 PM at Broadside Tickets 20 via broadsidenola.com.
Wooden Boat Festival
Madisonville’s Wooden Boat Festival is known for its quick-and-dirty wooden boat building contest and displays. Live music, kids’ activities and craft vendors will be at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16. You can visit woodenboatfest.org for details.
Festivals Acadiens will be back this year with more performers than ever. Although the festival as we know it today dates to 1977, it’s actually three older festivals combined into one: a music festival that started as the Tribute to Cajun Music, the Louisiana Native Crafts Festival and the Bayou Food Festival. The festival is three days of celebrations and appreciation for Cajun music, culture and heritage. The event will feature lots of food as well as classes in playing the fiddle, and classic French-language Cajun songs. Performers this year include Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours, Corey Ledet Zydeco, Chris Ardoin, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Revelers, Bonsoir, Catin with special guest Eric Adcock, the Pine Leaf Boys, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie and dozens more. From Oct. 14-16, the festival will be held at Girard Park in Lafayette. Visit www.girardPark.org for more details, such as a map and food vendors, along with a full lineup of music. festivalsacadiens.com.
Howl-O-Weenie dog costume contest
Are you a fan of watching dogs get incredibly uncomfortable, questioning their existence and singing to a grown man? Of course you do, so you’ll definitely want to be at Dat Dog’s Magazine Street Howl-O-Weenie dog costume competition, where local folks will be putting their costuming skills to the test by decking out their canine homies. And if getting to see dogs go through the existential humiliation of being put into human clothes isn’t enough of a draw, the event is also raising money for Zeus’ Rescues, which for years has been helping find dogs and cats forever homes in New Orleans. Anyone can register day of, all you’ll need is a donation of money or pet products and your pupper in costume. Craig will offer a wide range of drink and food specials. “the Canine Crooner”Cortello is set to perform songs from the new record “Dog Tales.”Registration opens at 3:00 pm. The contest runs from 3:00 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2015 at Dat Dog Magazine Street.
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