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with Margie Perez, Dana Abbott Band, Big Pearl
Mon January 23, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

Some of the best New Orleans Lady blues singers are featured in this Monday Blues Show, backed by The Smoky Greenwell Band. 


Wed January 25, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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 Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! Snake and the Charmers is a 7 piece band, featuring a 3 piece horn section. It is led by Jeff Snake Greenberg on piano and vocals. He is the 2014 recipient of t... Read more

 Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

Snake and the Charmers is a 7 piece band, featuring a 3 piece horn section. It is led by Jeff Snake Greenberg on piano and vocals. He is the 2014 recipient of the Piano Legacy Award – Masters of the Piano from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

The band evokes an era gone by. The music is from that transitional period after World War II up through the early 1960s, and features the music of the jump blues era, Ratpack tunes, old NOLA R&B, big band swing and even Palladium era Latin music. All of the music is highly danceable.

Snake and the Charmers are presenting music of a type and quality of music not normally heard anymore. Experience it for yourself.


Thu January 26, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

from Wikipedia


with Sound Prizm, Kevin Goodman & the Flaming Arrows, The Key Sound
Fri January 27, 2017 9:00 PM CST (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Sat January 28, 2017 10:00 PM CST (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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Billi Iuso and the Restless Natives When New Orleans guitarist Billy Iuso changed his musical course on 2013's "Naked," his newly sharpened focus on singing and lyric writing received critical acclaim -- and plenty of love from his n... Read more

Billi Iuso and the Restless Natives

When New Orleans guitarist Billy Iuso changed his musical course on 2013's "Naked," his newly sharpened focus on singing and lyric writing received critical acclaim -- and plenty of love from his national fan base. Now front and center in a way they’ve never been before, Billy’s earthy vocal tone and the disarmingly raw sentiments embedded in his lyrics lend a richer dynamic to the muscular fretwork that’s always powered his performance. Combined with shifting blues-rock textures, echoes of psychedelia and soulful New Orleans funk rhythms, the results paved the way for a reinvigorated, more song-centric direction in Billy’s artistic output.

A New York native who formed the funky, psychedelic guitar-fronted Brides of Jesus in the early ‘90s, Billy quickly developed a strong following on the Wetlands scene alongside Warren Haynes, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. As the Brides’ popularity continued to soar, they shared bills with Widespread Panic and the Dave Matthews Band. While touring and collaborating with a host of key members of the jam band community, Billy explored the roots of the bands that influenced him most – including Little Feat, whose music turned him on to the Meters. Eventually, he opened for the Funky Meters at shows across the country. It wasn’t long before George Porter and Art Neville were encouraging him to relocate to New Orleans permanently, which he did in 1996.

Billy quickly established himself on the live music scenes, forming the Restless Natives in 2002 and performed regularly with the Wild Magnolias, Anders Osborne and as an original member of Dead Feat alongside Grateful Dead alum Bill Kreutzmann and Little Feat’s Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett. 

Today, the Restless Natives remain a local music scene staple, along with Billy’s acoustic performances he also frequently can be found on the guitar with old friends like Porter and Neville amongst many others.

Little Maker - "Orchestral Bedroom Folk Pop"

Little Maker is the brainchild of New Orleans-native singer/songwriter Micah McKee. Backed by an ensemble cast of musicians from all realms of New Orlean’s musical spectrum, Little Maker is a tribute to pop music's present unraveling and rock and roll's folk-speckled and rustic past.

Micah McKee-Lead Vocals/ Guitar,
Luke Hudleston-Trombone/ Keys,
Rebecca Crenshaw-Violin,
Greg Beaman-Trumpet,
Bryan Gottshall-Guitar,
Mark LaMaire-Bass,
Pat Fee-Drums

 


with Mem Shannon, Mark Pentone, Jack Kolb
Mon January 30, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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 Featuring Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!


Wed February 1, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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 Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! Led by trombonist Colin Myers, the Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band has been performing traditional jazz in New Orleans since the band's inception in 2009. Since then... Read more

 Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

Led by trombonist Colin Myers, the Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band has been performing traditional jazz in New Orleans since the band's inception in 2009. Since then, they have transitioned from a mere quartet busking on Royal Street into a bold and high energy quintet filled with exciting and unexpected musical arrangements.

 The band is perpetually exploring the rich and diverse depths of traditional jazz, sculpting a unique repertoire that stretches from turn-of-the-century cakewalks and the hot 1920s jazz of Louis Armstrong to the swing era compositions of Fats Waller and the jump blues of Louis Prima.

The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band performs in New Orleans jazz clubs from Bourbon Street to Frenchmen Street, and never fails to bring a hard-driving rhythmic energy, musical spontaneity, and a fresh sense of playfulness that delivers the music straight into the 21st century.

www.jumboshrimpjazzband.com


Thu February 2, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! Young Pin Stripe Brass Band brings the energy from the streets of New Orleans, combining jazz, funk, soul, rock and hip-hop for your listening pleasure! YPS is led by He... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

Young Pin Stripe Brass Band brings the energy from the streets of New Orleans, combining jazz, funk, soul, rock and hip-hop for your listening pleasure! YPS is led by Herbert A. McCarver, IV, a fourth generation musician, who commands only the most professional and enthusiastic of musicians. The band's cutting edge style makes any occasion a unique experience, leaving a lasting impression. Formed in 2009, YPS is motivated by a passion for music and expression to bring a traditional brass band sound into the modern era. YPS transcends a music club to a celebratory second line. From classic songs to modern funk renditions, a band for every occasion.

 


Sat February 4, 2017 10:00 PM CST (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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Darcy Malone and the Tangle: "TANGLE IS ENJOYABLE LIKE A FLIGHT OF BEERS. EACH SONG HAS A DIFFERENT FLAVOR, AND WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED, YOU NEED ANOTHER ROUND." -DJ Von Cloedt  WSLR SARASOTA FL “The band itself is fun... Read more

Darcy Malone and the Tangle:

"TANGLE IS ENJOYABLE LIKE A FLIGHT OF BEERS. EACH SONG HAS A DIFFERENT FLAVOR, AND WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED, YOU NEED ANOTHER ROUND."

-DJ Von Cloedt 
WSLR SARASOTA FL

“The band itself is fundamentally based on pure love, given that the two founding members are husband and wife, Darcy Malone (vocal and keyboard) and Chris Boye (guitarist and vocals). Together they worked as a great pair, Darcy bringing the original vocals and Chris bringing his remarkable talent with the guitar.”

-Andrea Rotolo, Where Y’at Magazine (Sep 21, 2013)

“This is a modern-sounding rock ’n’ roll record, yet it holds elements of many eras — ’80s New Wave guitars and punk harmonies, ’90s-’00s earnestness — combining them in a way that doesn’t date the music in the least.’
“Across the record Malone’s voice takes on many personas, from the ominous come-on of “Lay It On Me” to the warning call on “One Night Lover” to the sweetly defiant closer “Wild Child.” It’s great to hear Malone finally have a whole record for her voice after great cameos with the Radiators and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Her harmonies with Boye sometimes recall the ragged exchanges of John Doe and Exene Cervenka in X”
– David Kunian, Offbeat Magazine (Nov 01, 2012)

Dana Abbott:

“I would sit on the stoop of Muddy Waters, a local coffee shop, and play,” Abbott said. “I’d give the money I’d make away to the homeless folks. A sweet man that lived in a shelter nearby, who was battling cancer, would play on the stoop and teach me how to project my voice – telling me to aim for the people across the street.”

Armed with that advice and an eclectic variety of musical tastes, Abbott moved to Chicago as an 18-year-old to further develop her musical self. She spent time on the south, west and north sides of the city and described the time as a “perfect fix for a country bumpkin” before heading to New Orleans just a few months before the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.

 


with Dale Spalding, Johnny Mastro, Smoky Greenwell, Andy J Forest
Mon February 6, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Wed February 8, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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 Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! “The exuberance of the Royal Roses makes these traditional songs sound contemporary. Nealand’s voice and instrumental playing is at once distin... Read more

 Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

“The exuberance of the Royal Roses makes these traditional songs sound contemporary. Nealand’s voice and instrumental playing is at once distinctly beautiful and fierce, inventive and traditional. Supported by a uniquely talented band of musicians,  Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses play these traditional songs with the meaning, energy, relevance and creativity that timeless music such as this possesses.” -Offbeat Magazine

The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing in New Orleans amongst the younger generation of musicians today. Saxophonist/vocalist Aurora Nealand has been playing in various groups in New Orleans since 2005, and the Royal Roses, founded in 2010, is her first venture as a bandleader. The Royal Roses draw their repertoire heavily from Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhart and traditional jazz of New Orleans. Comprised of some of the finest young players on the New Orleans music scene today, the Royal Roses are seeking to breath new energy, arrangements and compositions into this genre of music while exploring and learning from its rich history and tradition. They‘ve performed in New Orleans at the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Festival and Preservation Hall, as well as in NYC at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Their first album “A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live at Preservation Hall” was released in 2011 to national acclaim. Current members are: Aurora Nealand (vocals/saxophone), David Boswell (trumpet), Matt Bell (vocals/guitar), Bill Machow (piano), Josh Gouzy (bass), Nathan Lambertson (bass) and Paul Thibodeaux (drums).


Thu February 9, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! When Hurricanes Katrina & Rita came ashore, ravished New Orleans and displaced its musicians throughout the world, a group of these natives became the “Fr... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

When Hurricanes Katrina & Rita came ashore, ravished New Orleans and displaced its musicians throughout the world, a group of these natives became the “Free Agents Brass Band”. After watching their city drown, many New Orleanians relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where they would soon become desperate to hear jazz music accompanied by a traditional second line that was an ingredient of the culture gumbo they loved in their pre-Katrina New Orleans. 
Founded by bass drummer, Ellis Joseph, the Free Agents Brass Band professed to fill that earning void. “I consider myself a free agent, so that’s where the name came from,” says Joseph. An experienced bass drummer and graduate of St. Augustine High School, Joseph has traveled extensively with various New Orleans Brass Bands. 
Joseph made it his mission to provide the world and native New Orleanians residing in places unfamiliar to them with the resonance of home by gathering several other musicians who had also relocated to Atlanta. The Free Agents were born from this tireless effort. “We were all trying to be generous to everyone to make sure everybody had work," says Joseph. Of these musicians were trombone player Alfred Growe, Tuba Player Arian “Big Boy” Macklin Sr., and Trombone Player Ersel “Garfield”Bogan. Trumpet players Shannon Haynes, Chad Brown, Julian Gosin and snare drum player Renard “Teedy Man” Henry, brother of New Orleans trombone great, Corey Henry, would soon follow. 
Known for their motto “We Made It Through That Water”, The Free Agents have earned the respect and admiration of the communities locally and abroad for their professionalism, versatility, and musicianship. Known as “The People’s Brass Band”, these musicians are about more than performing, they care about the authenticity of New Orleans Brass Band music and the importance of Social Aid & Pleasure to the culture of the Big Easy.
With over 100 combined years of playing with brass bands such as Rebirth, New Birth, Stooges, Soul Rebels, High Steppers, Pin Stripe, Lil’ Rascals, and Showtime Brass Bands; because of their love, respect, and understanding of social aid and pleasure and their reliability, many of the above named bands leaders call on the Free Agents regularly to stand in for some of their top gigs. 
The Free Agents are featured on the 2008 Sundance award-winning, Oscar nominated documentary, “Trouble the Water” and were requested to participate in the 2009, 16th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Service Summit presented by The Martin L. King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and Hands On Atlanta, where they performed and participated in the panel discussion about being in Atlanta, Ga. They have been humbled to travel throughout the country and abroad performing at various venues.
The music is live and intense! The showmanship is second to none! Many bands are called but chosen are few. Any crowd will thoroughly enjoy the Free Agents and leave musically satisfied longing for more of that classic New Orleans Second Line. 


with Jan Clements, Smoky Greenwell Band, John Autin
Mon February 13, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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“We play New Orleans music the way it should be played... like putting a quarter in the jukebox at one of these funky joints in New Orleans that you never heard of..."


Wed February 15, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! Snake and the Charmers is a 7 piece band, featuring a 3 piece horn section. It is led by Jeff Snake Greenberg on piano and vocals. He is the 2014 recipient of the Pia... Read more

Featuring the La Cocinita food truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

Snake and the Charmers is a 7 piece band, featuring a 3 piece horn section. It is led by Jeff Snake Greenberg on piano and vocals. He is the 2014 recipient of the Piano Legacy Award – Masters of the Piano from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

The band evokes an era gone by. The music is from that transitional period after World War II up through the early 1960s, and features the music of the jump blues era, Ratpack tunes, old NOLA R&B, big band swing and even Palladium era Latin music. All of the music is highly danceable.

Snake and the Charmers are presenting music of a type and quality of music not normally heard anymore. Experience it for yourself.


Thu February 16, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more! To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in... Read more

Featuring Dat Dog Food Truck, Urban South Craft Beer, specials and more!

To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC Brass Band, the subject of a documentary titled From the Mouthpiece on Back, is a jazz band formed in 2002 by young men who grew up in the 7th and 9th Wards in New Orleans, Louisiana. They sought to avoid the life that befell many of their friends and classmates involving drugs and violence by creating a jazz and brass band. The band started at Carver Senior High School in New Orleans where the band's eventual leader and tuba player, Jason Slack, borrowed instruments from Carver's band director. Some of the instruments were taped together. For example, the tuba was taped with duct tape to patch a hole in the horn. The band received permission from Carver's principal to play a set on the school grounds. The school's reaction simply was "wow," and the TBC Brass Band was on its way.

TBC started with no manager and no guaranteed gigs so the band played on the streets of New Orleans, establishing a presence on the corner of the legendary Bourbon and Canal Streets in the French Quarter. The band quickly became popular, and hordes of fans spontaneously surrounded the band and danced around the band's regular street corner. As explanation for the band members' support and love for another, the band's trumpet player succinctly states "We sometimes say, we're all we got. Well, we're all we got."

In addition, TBC continued the time-honored New Orleans tradition of leading "second line" parades at funerals of members of their community. Second line is a unique New Orleans parade where a jazz band accompanies the family of the deceased at the grave site with somber tunes. But once outside the cemetery, as the procession hits the streets, the band erupts into celebratory life-affirming music as the bereaved dance in celebration of the life of the deceased.

from Wikipedia


Fri February 17, 2017 9:00 PM CST (Doors: 8:00 PM )
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Donnie Ray was born in Texarkana, Texas on July 4, 1959 and began performing with his father's band, the Aldredge Brothers Band, when fifteen. He not only mastered lead and bass guitars, the keyboard, and drums, Donnie Ray branched out and began ... Read more

Donnie Ray was born in Texarkana, Texas on July 4, 1959 and began performing with his father's band, the Aldredge Brothers Band, when fifteen. He not only mastered lead and bass guitars, the keyboard, and drums, Donnie Ray branched out and began writing lyrics for recording studios. Inspired by the Motown Sound artists and such musical legends as Bobby "Blue" Bland, Tyrone Davis, and B. B. King, Donnie Ray has worked with such artists as Millie Jackson, Marvin Sease, and numerous others.

Donnie Ray's first CD, "Let's Go Dancing" on the Susie Q label, spawned a Chittlin' Circuit hit called  "Letter To My Baby". After a less successful followup, "Are You Ready For Me", Ray signed with Ecko Records and has been releasing a steady stream of cds since.

 


with Chris Mule, Leslie Smith, Smoky Greenwell Band
Mon February 20, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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with Ron Hacker, JuJu Child, Dick Deluxe, Smoky Greenwell Band
Mon February 27, 2017 8:00 PM CST (Doors: 7:00 PM )
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Tue February 28, 2017 10:00 PM CST (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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G Herbo hails from "Terror Town" in Chicago's East Side, one of the most notorious crime-ridden areas in the country. This lethal and cutthroat environment inspired Herbo to become this generation's premier voice for the voiceless. ... Read more

G Herbo hails from "Terror Town" in Chicago's East Side, one of the most notorious crime-ridden areas in the country. This lethal and cutthroat environment inspired Herbo to become this generation's premier voice for the voiceless. G Herbo has the life experience, lyrical dexterity, and the vocal inflection of someone far beyond his mere 20 years. No one in the game paints a more deft and vivid picture of the complexities of young street life in America like G Herbo.

In the summer of 2012, Herbo released "Kill Shit" with fellow Chicago emcee and childhood friend Lil Bibby. The song became an instant internet sensation, garnering national attention for the artists with over 12 million YouTube views to date.

Herbo has already released 4 mixtapes and "Welcome to Fazoland" (2014) received critical acclaim --praised by Complex magazine and several other publications for his “dexterous” rapping style as well as the project's “Titanic drill beats” and “contemporary vitality.”

On September 29, 2015, G Herbo released his highly anticipated project "Ballin Like I'm Kobe" which has been widely regarded as his best work yet.


Fri March 31, 2017 10:00 PM CDT (Doors: 9:00 PM )
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Think The Band’s Big Pink album and add a splash of hot sauce with Willin’ by Little Feat – this group of New Orleans vagabonds nails it. New Orleans, LA or San Francisco, CA– From the pristine waters of the Honey Island Sw... Read more

Think The Band’s Big Pink album and add a splash of hot sauce with Willin’ by Little Feat – this group of New Orleans vagabonds nails it.

New Orleans, LA or San Francisco, CA– From the pristine waters of the Honey Island Swamp, to the vibrant streets of New Orleans, to the hazy corner of Haight-Asbury in San Francisco, this band has endured devastation, relocation, and revitalization. A group whose sound has been tagged “Bayou Americana,” the Honey Island Swamp Band takes the hammer to the nail with the help of producer Luther Dickinson.

“Their all encompassing sound of blues, roots, country, and soul has been described as “Bayou Americana.” – No Depression

DJ & the NIA:

"...like a rustic, Cajun Paul Westerberg, mixed with a Springsteenian sense of wordplay." -offBeat Magazine

"Jordan clearly rocks with the best...' - The Vinyl District Blog

"...a polished, hook heavy gem that encompasses all of the things that make Jordan's music so damn good. It is mellow and heartfelt, road-worn and earnest..."-Hittin' The Note

I think I like the way that dude sings.- the great Clarence Gatemouth Brown


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The old Carver Theater of New Orleans

Built in 1950 and recently renovated in 2014, the Carver Theater is New Orleans’ premiere live music venue featuring the city’s best jazz, big band, blues, brass and more, along with a variety of top touring regional and national acts.

The 16,000-square foot music and entertainment venue is located in the heart of the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans and boasts a unique combination of history, character and high-tech, modern amenities to elevate any experience—whether a music show, corporate event, wedding reception, film debut or stage play.

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Carver Theater is located in the historic neighborhood of Tremé and is approximately a 6-minute trip from the heart of the French Quarter.

Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Avenue

New Orleans LA  70116

(504) 304-0460