WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

French Quarter Festival, 2015

Thu, Apr 9, 2015
through Sun, Apr 12, 2015

The 32nd Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is April 9-12, 2015. 

We'll be live broadcasting all performances from the Esplanade in the Shade stage during FQ Fest. Such a lineup!
Friday, April 10
11:00 – 12:15    Idlewild String Confederation 
12:30-1:45        Neshia Ruffins & Young Franchise Band
2:00-3:30          John Mooney & Bluesiana
3:45- 5:15         Eric Lindell
5:30- 7:00         Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes

Saturday, April 11
11:00 -12:15     Mississippi Rail Company 
12:30-1:45        Ingrid Lucia
2:00 -  3:30`     Guitar Slim Jr.
3:45 – 5:15        The Tin Men
5:30 – 7:00        Los Otros

Sunday, April 12
11:00 – 12:15    The Bottom Up Blues Gang 
12:30 – 1:45      Robin Barnes
2:00 – 3:30        Creole String Beans
3:45 – 5:15        Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers
5:30 – 7:00        Astral Project




French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70116
Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint
Aurora Nealand
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses

Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

Sat, Mar 21, 2015
through Sun, Mar 22, 2015

11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. both days. 

The eighth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival celebrates  the many traditions that trace back to Congo Square - including brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians and the music from Africa, the Caribbean and the Gulf South.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Class Got Brass contest takes place Sunday.


WWOZ will broadcast from the festival on Sunday, March 22:

12:00 – 12:45 Moyuba featuring Michael Skinkus (recorded Saturday)

1:00 - 1:45 Africa Brass Band LIVE

2:00 – 2:30 Yissy Garcia from Cuba (recorded Saturday)

2:45- 3:30 Tank and The Bangas LIVE

4:45 – 5:45 Hot 8 Brass Band LIVE

6:00 – 7:30 Rebirth Brass Band LIVE


Complete Festival Lineup

Saturday, March 21 
11:00 am to 12:00 pm       Latin Drum Circle 
12:00 to 12:45 pm            Moyuba featuring Michael Skinkus 
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm        Culu & N'Kafu African Dance
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm          Alexey Marti 
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm          Yissy Garcia from Cuba 
2:15 pm to 2:30 pm          Tekrema Dance Theater
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm          Big Chief Smiley Ricks 
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm          Battle of the Mardi Gras Indian featuring Fi Yi Yi and the Guardians of the Flame, plus DJ Truth Universal
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm         Cha Wa 
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm         N'Fungola Sibo Dance Theater
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm         The Wild Magnolias featuring Monk Boudreaux and Bo Dollis Jr. 
Sunday, March 22   
11:00 am to 12:00 pm     African Drumming & Dance Circle 
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm     Bamboula 2000 
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm      Nkiruka Drum and Dance Ensemble
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm        Africa Brass 
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm        Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm        Tank & da Bangas 
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm        CLASS GOT BRASS COMPETITION
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm        Hot 8 Brass Band 
5:45 pm to 6:00 pm        Class Got Brass winners announcement 
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm        Rebirth Brass Band


Armstrong Park
Louis Armstrong Park
901 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
N'Fungola Sibo Dance Theater at Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival 2014. Photo by Kichea S Burt.

Membership Drive Closeout from the Mother-In-Law Lounge

Fri, Mar 13, 2015
11:00am - 7:00pm

On Friday, March 13, we'll be ending the Spring Membership Drive in style! OZ is broadcasting live from Kermit's Mother In Law Lounge in the Tremé, and you're invited to join us. We'll bring the live music, WWOZ DJs and throw a party. You'll be able to come by and get your membership in person, or just hang out and enjoy the company. 

We'll be at the club, at 1500 North Claiborne from 11am to 7pm. Check back closer to March 13th for a full list of performers and a schedule of the mayhem we're planning for our listeners!


Kermit's Tremé Mother-in-Law Lounge
1500 N Claiborne
New Orleans, LA 70116
Mother-in-law lounge

Louisiana Music Factory/Swamp Shop Anniversary Broadcast

Sat, Feb 28, 2015
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Celebrate the 1-year Anniversary of Louisiana Music Factory and WWOZ's Swamp Shop on Frenchmen Street. We'll be doing a live broadcast from 12:30 to 6p. And check out this lineup!

1p - John Boutte

2p - Lost Bayou Ramblers

3p - Little Freddie King

4p - The Shotgun Jazz Band

5p - Eric Lindell

Our hosts will be Nita Ketner (12:30 - 3:00) and Bob Rodrigue (3:00 - 6:00). 


And a shout out to our drink sponsor for this event. Rougaroux Rum, Oryza Vodka, & Oryza Gin are hand crafted for the soul by Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibadaux, LA.
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Louisiana Music Factory
Louisiana Music Factory
421 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

MLK Jazz Journey Concert with Jonathan Butler, January 16

Fri, Jan 16, 2015
6:00pm - 11:00pm

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present its 4th Annual Jazz Journey Tribute to Martin Luther King on Friday, January 16. 

In concert will be Grammy-nominated South African R&B and gospel artist Jonathan Butler.

Also performing for Jazz Journey are The Nu Legends with New Orleans' own Nicholas Payton, Herlin Riley, Max Moran, David Torkanowsky and Donald Harrison. 

Jazz Journey will be carried on Wwoz 90.7 FM and on the internet at wwoz.org, live from the Dillard University Memorial Chapel beginning at 7:15.

Several speakers will deliver comments on Dr. King's legacy in the context of current events.

6:00p: Doors open
6:30p: Martin Luther King Tribute program with speakers
7:30p: Dillard University Choir performs
7:45p: The Nu Legends perform
9:00p: Jonathan Butler performs


Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
Jonathan Butler
Jonathan Butler