It's that time! The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend, October 18-20 at Lafayette Square. The event is presented by the folks over at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. WWOZ will be there broadcasting (and eating many pulled pork sandwiches) so come on by!
WWOZ wants to party with YOU! Join us on Thursday December 5th at Tipitina's for our 33rd Birthday bash, featuring music from the Red Wolf Brass Band, Mario Abney Effect, Hot 8 Brass Band and our very own Brice Nice will spin for the after party!
The second installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's T.R. Johnson talked with Donald Harrison about music education and the future of jazz at the Prime Example on Broad Street.
The seventh annual Bay Bridge Festival happens October 25-27 in downtown Bay Saint Louis. There'll be great live music and coastal cuisine from many Hancock County area restaurants, and a lineup including the Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Terrance Simien (left), Walter "Wolfman" Washington and more.
As part of Treme Culture Fest 2013, on Sunday, October 20 there will be a traditional jazz mass at 10a at St. Augs in remembrance of the landmark "War of the Pews" (an early civil rights battle in 1842) followed at noon by the Treme United All-Woman Second Line.