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New Orleans has given more to the American musical landscape than any other city, and continues to be a place where innovators and torchbearers thrive. Whether your preference is jazz, blues, ragtime, brass band, Cajun, zydeco, rock, punk, opera, classical, or anything else you can imagine, there's something for you in New Orleans.
  1. Jazz Venues (6)
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  3. Theater (12)

Kermit Ruffins - A Must-See New Orleans Performer
Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins is one of New Orleans' favorite sons. He's popular among locals and has several weekly standing gigs where you can hear him play and sometimes even eat his barbecue. Find out how.

Rebirth Brass Band
When it comes to contemporary brass band music, it doesn't get any better than Rebirth. See them live when you're in NOLA -- here's how!

The Soul Rebels Brass Band
The Soul Rebels Brass Band combine contemporary funk and hip-hop into a classic brass band framework. See them (almost) every Thursday at Le Bon Temps Roule.

Treme Brass Band
Learn more about this legendary New Orleans brass band, including the days and times of their local standing gigs.

Visiting Congo Square in New Orleans
Why and how to visit the legendary place where American music was born.

The 610 Stompers
An article about the all-male dance organization, the 610 Stompers in New Orleans.

A Concert Series at St. Alphonsus
An article about St. Alphonsus, the historic Irish Church in New Orleans and a concert series in the church.

Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square
An article about the history of Louis Armstrong Park, and Congo Square in Treme New Orleans.

Backbeat Jazz Fest Concert Schedule for 2011
A schedule of the Backbeat Jazz Fest Concerts, with venues, times and acts.

A Great Place for Live Music on Frenchmen Street
An article about Three Muses on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. Three Muses is a great place for live New Orleans music and tapas.

Where to Hear Cajun and Zydeco Music in New Orleans
Get your waltz and your two-step on at these great venues which regularly host Louisiana's finest Cajun and zydeco bands.

Frenchmen Street New Orleans
An article about Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, the famous entertainment district just beyond the French Quarter.

Riverboat Rides in New Orleans - New Orleans Riverboat Rides on the...
Riverboat Rides in New Orleans - New Orleans Riverboat Rides on the Mississippi River

HBO Series Treme
An article about the HBO series Treme, filmed in and about Treme New Orleans.

Top picks in New Orleans music
A guide to the best of New Orleans Music, including New Orleans Funk, New Orleans Jazz, Cajun Zydeco and New Orleans Soul music.

Tiptina's-A New Orleans' Music Hall
A story about Tipitina's, famous for New Orleans Music in Uptown New Orleans

Wedesday Concerts
concerts by local musicians at Lafayette Square during April through June.

Fats Gives Back
Fats Domino's New CD

Tipitina's Foundation
Tipitina's Foundation non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of New Orleans music.

Music For Tomorrow
a fund to help preseve jazz and give relief to the jazz musicians who suffered from the hurricane

New Orleans Jazz Park
A profile of the New Orleans Jazz Park, Jazz performances, Jazz history.

Rhythmic Roots Concerts
Rhythmic Roots Community Music concerts are held in historic Treme in New Orleans every Sunday.

French Quarter Brass Band Series 2007
A description and schedule for Brass Band Concerts in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Second line parade

Katrina Memorial Concert II
free concert memorializing the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast

Bourbon Street Opera
An article about the history of opera in New Orleans and the current offerings on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

October is Jazz Awareness Month
A schedule of events in New Orleans to celebrate Jazz Awareness Month in October

Tipitina's turns 30
A story about the celebration of 30 years of Tipitina's Music Hall in New Orleans.

Sunset Sundays Concert Series
An article about Sunday afternoon concerts in City Park in New Orleans.

Tipitina's Jazz Fest Schedule
A list of performers scheduled to appear at Tipitina's in New Orleans during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Classic Film Series at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Classic Films from pre-code uncensored Hollywood.

Magic in New Orleans
Information on the magic and comedy show starring Harry Anderson

After the French Quarter Festival
A list of music venues for nights of French Quarter Festival around New Orleans

Learn to Ball Room Dance
Learn to do the waltz, swing, cha cha, foxtrot, tango, west coast swing and salsa at the Windsor Court's "The Art of Living Well"

Tipitina's July 2008 Schedule
Tipitina's July 2008 Schedule of music, bands, special events. Free shows, no cover.

Best Restaurants for Brunch
A list of the best restaurants for a Jazz Brunch in New Orleans

Mid-City Lanes Home of the Rock 'n' Bowl
An article about Mid-City Lanes, the home of the Rock 'n' Bowl in New Orleans.

Thursdays at Twilight
An article about the Thursday concerts in City Park in New Orleans.

Saturdays In The Park
Saturdays In The Park Concert series

Thursdays in the Square Concerts
An article about free concerts in Lafayette Square in New Orleans on Thursdays in the Fall.

St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert Schedule
A schedule of Christmas concerts planned for the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans' French Quarter.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
An article about the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, with schedules, ticket prices and information about the conductor and musicians.

The 2008-09 Schedule for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The 2008-09 Schedule for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, including classics, family concerts, Beethoven in Blue Jeans concerts

Special Christmas Musical Events
An article about the special music events that happen in New Orleans at Christmas time, including the St. Louis Cathedral concert schedule.

Music venues in New Orleans for New Year's Eve 2005
The music scene is making a strong comeback this weekend to help us welcome 2006. From the French Quarter to Uptown to the Marigny to Mid-City, there's something for everyone.

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