It's about to be a happy homecoming for the tireless Americana bands of New Orleans! On Friday, October 17, locals Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Deslondes, Coyotes, MUSA, and others will take the stage at the Joy Theater for a free show after returning from a busy spring and summer of touring across the United States.
The New Orleans Film Festival is coming! This is a big year for the festival-- its 25th anniversary. The event will be taking place in theaters and spots converted to theaters across New Orleans from October 16-23. This year's lineup features a number of excellent films that relate to music, including the Jon Brewer biopic "BB King: The Life of Riley," "Big Star: Live in Memphis" featuring Alex Chilton, and "The Big Beat," with the story of the partnership between Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.
This week will wrap up the sixth season of Jazz In the Park on Thursday, October 30, from 4-8pm. Featured artists include Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and Joseph S. Clark High School Marching Band.
The Lower 9th Ward Village has been a hub of volunteer activity and neighborhood building since federal levee failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastated its home neighborhood in 2005. Now a series of unfortunate circumstances has put the future of this vital neighborhood resource in jeapordy. This Friday the Lower 9th Ward Village will be holding a benefit concert featurin