With dozens of live shows already on the books and extra to be introduced, 2023 is shaping as much as be a busy 12 months for music and comedy in New Orleans. A have a look at the highlights thus far:
Jan. 19, Saenger Theater
The controversial comic is on the street rebuilding his profession.
THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS
Jan. 20, Saenger Theater
The present incarnation of the 2 of the best R&B bands in historical past workforce up.
LEGENDZ OF THE STREETZ TOUR: RELOADED
Feb 3, Smoothie King Middle
Acts scheduled to seem at this 12 months’s version of the Legendz tour embrace Jeezy, TI, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Cam’ron and Trina, with native favourite Juvenile making a visitor look.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Feb. 3, Orpheum Theater
The alt-rock band from Bellingham, Washington, returns to the Orpheum, the setting for an epic Dying Cab for Cutie present in 2019, as a part of the Asphalt Meadows Tour.
FRANKIE VALLI and THE FOUR SEASONS
Feb 4, Saenger Theater
The unique Jersey Boy, nonetheless going robust at age 88, brings his falsetto to the Saenger to croon “Sherry,” “Stroll Like a Man” and different Nineteen Sixties pop classics.
Feb 4, Fillmore
The Nineteen Nineties rock band’s profession has confirmed to be particularly sturdy.
Feb. 5, Saenger Theater
The comic is featured as a part of his Do not Push Me Tour.
Feb. 11, Smoothie King Middle
On the Saturday of the primary massive weekend of Mardi Gras 2023, the well-known Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lastly makes his New Orleans debut, backed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on the Smoothie King Middle.
Feb 14, Fillmore
The tattooed nation singer, final seen domestically opening for Chris Stapleton on the Smoothie King Middle, headlines her personal present on the Fillmore on her A-Freakin-Males Tour.
Feb. 17, Smoothie King Middle
The revered modern R&B songstress, who has toured solely intermittently all through her profession, has introduced 15 live shows in 2023 to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of her debut album, “The Songstress,” which set the stage for later albums to ascertain her as a grasp of the “quiet storm” R&B/soul ballad.
Feb. 17, Orpheum Theater
The indie rock and folks band from Brooklyn holds court docket on the Orpheum.
Feb 17-18, Fillmore
On the Friday and Saturday of the large Mardi Gras weekend, Sound Tribe Sector 9, aka STS9 conjures its instrumental rock and digital music fusion for 2 nights on the Fillmore dubbed “Crescent Metropolis Lights.”
Feb 22, Fillmore
The modern R&B singer’s Age/Intercourse/Location Tour visits the Fillmore on Ash Wednesday.
Feb 24, Smoothie King Middle
The long-running nation music hitmakers come to city as a part of the Roll On 2 North America Tour, the second iteration of the “Roll On” tour. Particular visitors the Metal Drivers open the present.
Feb 24, Saenger Theater
The Indiana-born rocker, now 71, will draw on his deep catalog of heartland anthems on the Saenger.
Feb 24, Orpheum Theater
The singer-songwriter brings her Feral Pleasure Tour to city.
Feb. 24, UNO Lakefront Area
The comic cuts up on the street for his 2023 and Me Tour.
BIG EASY BLUES FESTIVAL
March 3, UNO Lakefront Area
Scheduled performers for the fifteenth annual Large Simple Blues Pageant embrace Pokey Bear, King George, Tucka, J’Wonn, Captain Charles, Roi Anthony, OB Buchana and Ronnie Bell.
March 5, Fillmore
The “Masked Singer” host and prolific procreator emcees his The Subsequent Famous person Tour on the Fillmore.
March 8, Saenger Theater
The favored blues-based guitarist makes his six-string howl on the Saenger.
March 9, UNO Lakefront Area
The Grammy-winning modern Christian band orchestrates an evening of worship as a part of The Healer Tour.
March 17, Saenger Theater
The Godmother of Soul holds court docket on the Saenger.
LEDISI and KEM
March 17, UNO Lakefront Area
New Orleans native Ledisi groups up with Kem and Musiq Soulchild for the Soul II Soul Tour.
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
March 21, Orpheum Theater
The blues-based guitarist plugs in on the Orpheum.
March 24, Orpheum Theater
The comic involves city together with his On the Finish of the Day Tour.
March 31, Smoothie King Middle
For his or her Legacy Tour, the kings of New Jack Swing have assembled a roster that reads like a reasonably good night time on the Essence Pageant of Tradition. Along with the New Version, it options Keith Sweat, Man and Tank.
THE BLUE ANGELS
April 1, Saenger Theater
The Mexican band ranks as one of many world’s hottest cumbia acts, because the movies for the songs “Nunca es suficiente” and “Mis sentimientos” have every garnered greater than 1 billion, with a “b,” views on YouTube.
THE TIGERS OF THE NORTH
April 8, Smoothie King Middle
In terms of Mexico’s norteño music, Los Tigres del Norte set the usual. The band makes a uncommon go to to New Orleans as a part of its Siempre Contigo Tour.
BIG FREEDIA and the LPO
April 13, Orpheum Theater
What occurs when the Queen of Bounce groups up with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra? Not telling.
FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
The huge free competition attracts a whole bunch of 1000’s of attendees downtown to listen to a whole bunch of largely native musicians.
April 15, UNO Lakefront Area
The roster consists of JJ Williamson, Bruce Bruce, Sommore, Lavell Crawford and Joe Clair.
April 16, Fillmore
The perpetually outraged comic goes “Off the Rails” on the Fillmore.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
April 28-Might 7, Honest Grounds
The 52nd version of the annual celebration of New Orleans and Louisiana music, tradition and meals as soon as once more takes over the Honest Grounds for 2 lengthy weekends. If the lineup is not already out — it wasn’t by press time — count on an announcement quickly.
LETTUCE, TOWER OF POWER and the LPO
April 28, Saenger Theater
On the opening night time of Jazz Fest, funk veterans Tower of Energy and relative newcomers Lettuce share the Saenger stage with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD
Might 4-6, Fillmore
Drummer Joe Russo’s Grateful Useless tribute band spends three nights of Jazz Fest’s second weekend on the Fillmore.
Might 11, Saenger Theater
The alumnus of “Impractical Jokers” and “The Distress Index” hosts his “Evening of Comedy” on the Saenger.
Might 12-13, Saenger Theater
The host of Comedy Central’s “The Each day Present” spends two nights on the Saenger for his Off the Report Tour.
Might 20, Saenger Theater
The comic attracts closely on her personal experiences as a spouse and mom for her Simply Getting Began Tour.
June 3, Champions Sq.
The Texas-born Wetzel mashes up rock and nation.
ESSENCE FESTIVAL OF CULTURE
June 29-July 3, Caesars Superdome
The Essence Pageant has expanded its footprint in New Orleans over time; it now encompasses way more than its core three nights of live shows on the Superdome and three days of empowerment seminars on the Ernest N. Morial Conference Middle. The artist roster for 2023 must be unveiled within the coming weeks.
July 6, Smoothie King Middle
Various rock band Paramore lastly makes the leap to headlining giant arenas for the tour in assist of the forthcoming “This Is Why” album. Foals and the Linda Lindas open the present.
July 24, Smoothie King Middle
One in all nation music’s hottest and polished acts has returned to the street.
December 2, Smoothie King Middle
The members of comedy ensemble 85 South — DC Younger Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean — have constructed an enormous on-line following, with 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting. That has translated to the power to headline arenas.
Dec. 29-31, UNO Lakefront Area
He is again! After promoting out two nights on the Lakefront Area over the current New 12 months’s Eve weekend, bluegrass music’s reigning rock star has already introduced plans to return for 3 nights on the finish of 2023.
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