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National Underwear Day in New Orleans

Fri, 08/12/16
Paraders in this "National Underwear Day" (August 5, 2016) gathering in the Bywater attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Wearing Only Underpants/Knickers." With 2,442 participants, the record is likely! Official confirmation from Gui... Read more

Music education with Leo Nocentelli 8/27

Wed, 08/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
On August 27 at 7:30p, legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli will appear at Le Petit Theatre to perform, lecture, demonstrate and engage with the audience on his mastery of the guitar. He will also discuss the art of sampling, the music business, music publishing, songwriters'... Read more

Leroy Jones: Satchmo SummerFest Previews

Mon, 08/01/16
The week before Satchmo Summerfest (which happens August 5-7), we'll be broadcasting live performances from our studio as Satchmo acts share a taste of what's ahead on the weekend. You can also watch the live video stream of the performances. On Tuesday, August 2, we'll we... Read more

Satchmo SummerFest 2016 Music Lineup

Sun, 07/31/16
This year's festival moves to Jackson Square and features dozens of local performers paying tribute to Pops. Read more

Satchmo Symposium at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

Mon, 08/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Satchmo SummerFest is happening August 4-7. More than just great music will be hitting the stages around Jackson Square, though-- the Satchmo Symposium provides a deep dive into a number of topics surrounding Louis Armstrong, his life, and New Orleans music and music histor... Read more

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls), July 8-10

Thu, 07/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans the annual Encierro (bull run) festival in New Orleans, which pays homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, or “The Running of the Bulls.” One small difference – the New Orleans "bulls" are the Big Easy Rollergirls and participants... Read more

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Tue, 10/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

IPW 2016

Wed, 07/06/16
June 18-22 was a celebratory time at The Morial Convention Center, as New Orleans hosted this year's IPW Conference, a large travel industry marketplace with over 70 countries represented. In an effort to promote traditional city traits, members of WWOZ staff, as well as v... Read more

Locals at Essence Fest 2016

Tue, 06/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is nearly upon New Orleans again, this year happening Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Essence brings some of the top names in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and more to the Crescent City each July as the nation's premiere contemporary African American mus... Read more

This Weekend: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Mon, 06/13/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This weekend brings the 10th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival to Armstrong Park. This free festival features some of the top Cajun and zydeco talent in Louisiana today. Performers include Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero and t... Read more

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