The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, Bobby Rush celebrated his 81st birthday with a "Hoochie Coochie Man" medley. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by the WWOZ video team. We'll be there this year too, broadcasting and live video streaming.
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, WWOZ's Marc Stone paid tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day."
The next episode of WWOZ's Cuttin' Class happens on Thursday, October 15 at noon with the Warren Easton High School Brass Band. Cuttin' Class showcases NOLa's newest crop of young musicians in a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.
The New Orleans Film Festival runs through October 22 in venues throughout the city. Over the years the festival has provided an opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their latest works including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation, as well as music videos.
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend, October 16-18. Sunday night's headliner is the pride of Gause, Texas: Ruthie Foster. Here she is with a gospel-inflected take on Son House's "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face". This performance was captured by WWOZ video team at the 2014 Bogalusa Blues + Heritage Festival.
Popular New Orleans Irish band, the Poor Clares, will perform at the Crescent City’s second annual Irish Fest: New Orleans on Saturday Oct. 17, 2015, at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street, deep in the heart of New Orleans’ Irish Channel.
On Saturday, October 10, the New Orleans Arts Center & Gallery (NOACG), a new 6,000 square foot space on St. Claude Ave., will celebrate the launch of an exhibit, Bywater Biennial, showcasing the work of 75 artists, both established and emerging, who are part of the eclectic downriver arts community.