New Orleans To Do, Jazz Fest Edition: Rahim Glaspy, Midnight Preserves, Gravity A Does Talking Heads

It’s All Music:


Watch a Groove Therapy Roast of Rahim Glaspy

Birthday entertainment.

Groove Therapy presents the Jazz Fest edition of Groove Therapy. Laugh out loud while listening to smooth tracks during Rahim Glaspy’s Birthday Roast.

April 23/8pm, Gasa Gasa



Take part in JuJu Fest

Pirate’s Choice killer Jazz Fest lineup.

Pirate’s Choice is an all-star super group collective of musicians passionate about the sounds and history of West African music. This Jazz Fest, Pirate’s Choice joins forces to explore the connection of African music to American popular music and other diasporic styles. They’ll be playing several shows over the next two weeks so you’ll have plenty of chances to catch them.

April 24 – May 4/Various Times + Locations



Join Preservation Hall for the 11th Annual Midnight Preserves

Jazz Fest late night at its finest.

Friday marks the beginning of Preservation Hall’s 11th Annual Midnight Preserves. Enjoy a week of magical musical mash-ups. Every night of Jazz Fest, Preservation Hall plays with various artists – past performers include Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, and Robert Plant. Proceeds benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation’s educational, outreach, and archiving initiatives.

April 24 – May 1/12am, Preservation Hall



Dance to the Talking Heads – Gravity A Style

Gravity A pays the grooviest tribute to Talking Heads

Local favorites Gravity A play a late-night Talking Heads tribute. Rest easy; you’ll want to have your dancing shoes ready for this show. Doors open at 1am.

April 26/1am, Blue Nile



Celebrate the release of HILDEG∆RD’s new album and Progression’s 2nd Anniversary

Album release party fun.

Two standouts from the New Orleans progressive music scene, Sasha Masakowski and Cliff Hines bring to the world HILDEG∆RD’s new album. In their adventurous collaboration, the duo fuses progressive rock art pop with contemporary jazz. Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Progression Music Series with a show featuring opening act TYSSON.

April 28/8pm, Gasa Gasa



Get comfy at COUCHES

Laid back party on a rooftop.

DOPEciety provides the most chilled out way to relax on a Wednesday evening.

Featuring COUCHES alums Mykia Jovan, Charm Taylor, and Tank, this Jazz Fest edition is taking the event to new heights. Sip cocktails and lay back.

April 29/6pm, Rice Mill Lofts



Fill your soul with St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Feel good soulful music.

Raised on Southern gospel music, St. Paul frontman Paul Janeway was heavily influenced by soul singers like Otis Redding and James Carr growing up. Together the band produces a gritty, emotionally driven sound full of profound rhythms and, of course, soul. Downright and DJ Logic will be opening up this electrifying evening.

April 30/9pm, Tipitina’s