WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

Chubby Carrier Live Broadcast

Thu, Nov 3, 2011
7:00pm - 10:00pm

As part of our work with Let's Be Totally Clear, we're broadcasting a smoke-free performance of Grammy Award winning Chubby Carrier, live from El Sido's Zydeco and Blues Club in Lafayette. Chubby's father passed away from lung cancer, and El Sido's is one stop on his "Breathing Easy Tour 2011."

Big news for Alexandria, LA musicians: The Alexandria City Council unanimously passed legislation to ban smoking in bars, which means musicians playing at venues are going to be tooting and drumming in crystal clear air.

» Chubby Carrier's website

» El Sido's on Facebook

» Let's Be Totally Clear

» News article on Alexandria, LA smoking ban


El Sido's Zydeco and Blues Club
1523 N Saint Antoine St
Lafayette, LA

Voodoo Music Experience 2011

Fri, Oct 28, 2011
through Sun, Oct 30, 2011

We all had an amazing time at Voodoo this year; broadcasting tons of our favorite local and national acts, along with getting to see all our favorite musicians out at the rest of the fest! Check out the photos from this year's Voodoo Music Experience below!

» Voodoo Music Experience 2010 Highlights

» Voodoo Music Experience 2009 Highlights

Live Broadcast Line-Up

Friday, October 28

4:30 pm Ani DiFranco with Ivan Neville and Herlin Riley
6:15 pm Red Baraat

Saturday, October 29

6:30 pm Bobby Rush
8:00 pm Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk with Angelo Moore and Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Sunday, October 30

3:30 pm Dr. John with special guests Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, & Walter "Wolfman" Washington
4:45 pm The Travelin McCoury's with Keller Williams
6:15 pm The Original Meters
8:00 pm Bonerama with Dave Malone of the Radiators


Voodoo 2011 Photos


City Park - Marconi Meadows
City Park - Marconi Meadows
1 Palm Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Big Sam's Funky Nation at Voodoo 2009

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Fri, Oct 14, 2011
through Sun, Oct 16, 2011

WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the sixth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Some of the confirmed acts include: Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Lil Freddie King, Campbell Brothers, Betty Lavette, King James and the Special Men, Tab Benoit and Luther Kent and Eric Lindell. Stay tuned as we add more acts to the live broadcast!

The fest celebrates Southern soul with the best in local and international blues and R&B talent, plus the greatest assemblage of home-style barbecue to be found in New Orleans. It takes place Oct. 14-16 at New Orleans' Lafayette Square Park. Admission is free!

St. Charles Ave. Stage 
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Henry Butler 
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Camp Street Stage 
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Washboard Chaz Blues Trio 
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Jimmie Duck Holmes
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm South Memphis String Band
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm Mel Waiters
St. Charles Ave. Stage 
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm King James & the Special Men
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Little Freddie King 
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Tab Benoit 
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Camp Street Stage
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Homemade Jamz
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Willie "Big Eyes" Smith 
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Super Chikan & Watermelon Slim 
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm Marcia Ball
St. Charles Ave. Stage
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Eric Lindell
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Luther Kent & Trick Bag 
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm The Campbell Brothers 
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Bettye LaVette 



Lafayette Square
Lafayette Square
602 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Love Moments Benefit: The Roy Hargrove Quintet + The Irvin Mayfield Band

Mon, Aug 29, 2011 8:15pm

Listen to WWOZ broadcast live from the brand new Irvin Mayfield I Club in the JW Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. The Irvin Mayfield Band will be playing with The Roy Hargrove Quintet, as part of the Love Sessions, a fundraiser for twelve different charitable organizations. Tune in at 90.7fm in New Orleans or online! 

» Get tickets

» Learn more about the new Irvin Mayfield I Club


JW Marriott
JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Irvin Mayfield at the WWOZ Spring Drive 2010.

Dr. Lonnie Smith + Herlin Riley

Sat, Aug 27, 2011
7:00pm - 10:30pm

Dr. Lonnie Smith, a legend of the Hammond B-3 organ, will perform in a Jazz Journey Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Contemporary Arts Center. The amazing Herlin Riley will be on drums along with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. Order tickets online here.

This Jazz Journey concert is presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Contemporary Arts Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Arts Council of New Orleans.

About Dr. Lonnie Smith

Born in Lackawanna, NY, Lonnie Smith started as a singer in 1950s vocal ensembles. He moved to New York City where, in 1966, he began a fruitful collaboration with guitarist George Benson. Smith recorded the first of his more than 30 albums as a leader in 1967. Many jazz greats have accompanied him live and on records, including Lee Morgan, David "Fathead" Newman, King Curtis, Terry Bradds, Blue Mitchell and Joe Lovano.


Contemporary Arts Center
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Dr. Lonnie Smith at Piano Night 2011. Photo by Jef Jaisun