WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

2012 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Sat, Jun 9, 2012
through Sun, Jun 10, 2012

10:30 am to 7:30 pm each day

Rosie Ledet. By Leon Morris

With two stages, a huge crafts fair and great food, the Cajun-Zydeco Fest is a dance-happy celebration of the rockin' music of southwest Louisiana. With misters, crafts, musicians young and old, and now an interview stage inside the U.S. Mint, it will be Zydeco-tastic experience!

WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the event!

Live Broadcast Lineup

Saturday, June 9

3:15 – 4:45 Rosie Ledet & The Playboys
5:15 – 6:45 Lost Bayou Ramblers

Sunday, June 10

1:00 – 2:30 Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers
3:15 – 4:45 D.L. Menard with the Jambalaya Cajun Band


Check out the Creole Tomato Festival, the Cajun-Zydeco Festival's sister festival!


Old U.S. Mint
The Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Photo by Bill Sasser
Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers at the Fais Do Do Stage. Photo by Danielle Small

Bay Bridgefest 2012

Sat, Jun 2, 2012
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Fredy Omar Con Su Banda will be performing at Bay Bridgefest 2012. Photo by Hunter King

Festival Lineup

4:00 - 5:15 Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars
5:45 - 7:00 Fredy Omar con su Banda


Come on out to Bay St. Louis with WWOZ to enjoy a day of beach fun at Bay Bridgefest! If you can't make it out, we'll be broadcasting live from the festival, so get on out or tune on in!


At the beachfront Bay St. Louis, MS

Patti Austin: Live in Concert

Fri, May 18, 2012 8:00pm

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the incomparable Patti Austin in an intimate evening of song on Friday, May 18, in the Lupin Theater at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. All proceeds benefit the Heritage School of Music.

A Grammy Award winner, Patti made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents.

Fifty-three years after getting her first record contract, Patti Austin was awarded her first Grammy, winning Best Jazz Vocal Album for Avant Gershwin at the 50th annual Grammy Awards. The award came for her ninth nomination in that category.

A small number of "Gold Circle" seats are available, which come with a champagne reception with the artist following the performance.

Order tickets online here.



The live radio/stream broadcast will start at 8:45pm CDT.


NOCCA | Riverfront Campus
NOCCA | Riverfront Campus
2800 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo 2012

Fri, May 18, 2012
through Sun, May 20, 2012

Three days of Mid-City-ing!

For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friend who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes! We'll be out at the bayou broadcasting live, so check back as we continue to add performers to the lineup!


2:45 – 3:45 Bachaco
3:45 – 4:45 JAM-ALL featuring Jamal Batiste
5:45 – 6:45 Voices Of The Big Easy featuring Chuck Perkins


11:45 – 12:45 Feufollet
1:45 – 2:45 Gena Delafose & French Rockin Boogie Band
3:45 – 4:45 Lynn Drury

Lynn Drury. Photo by Catherine King


Bayou Saint John at Orleans Avenue
Along Bayou St. John
Corner of Orleans Avenue & Moss Street
New Orleans, LA
Feufollet. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

The Eleventh Annual "Great Night in Harlem"

Thu, May 17, 2012 7:00pm

The Jazz Foundation of America presents its annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.

Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.

The lineup includes special guest Quincy Jones, and performances by Macy Gray, Dr. John, Randy Weston, Bono, Paquito D'Rivera, Rebirth Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, David Johansen, Stanley Jordan, Swet Georgia Brown, Essie Mae, John D. Holeman, Lakecia Benjamin,BIll Saxton, Kansas City Band: Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes , Don Byron, James Carter, Craig Handy , Victor Lewis , Geri Allen, Mark Whitfield, Art Baron, Jerry Dodgien, Kenny Davis, Ambrose Akinmusire , Frank Greene, Ray Anderson and over 40 legends with last minute surpises...

WWOZ and the New Orleans music community will be forever grateful to the Jazz Foundation of America for all the assistance that they gave to New Orleans musicians in the wake of Katrina.

Stay tuned as we announce the 'OZ broadcast lineup!

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America


Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY