The music never stops in New Orleans, and this June is no different. Celebrate Pride month with concerts and events, commemorate Prince’s birthday and relax at a summertime festival. We’ve cherry-picked a few can’t-miss shows this June below. 

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Pride at the Broadside

Pride at the Broadside 

The third annual Third Coast Entertainment presents PRIDE is an evening full of music, food, and fun at New Orleans' premier outdoor music venue, The Broadside. Enjoy live music from DJ Lady Lavender, Sean Hobbes + The Hi Res, Carolyn Broussard, and John Boutté. The event features free on-site HIV testing by Crescent Care and giveaways for the first 50 attendees. A percentage of the event's proceeds will go to Trans Queer Youth NOLA - an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth in the New Orleans area. Advance tickets are $20, plus fees, and can be purchased here.

New Orleans Black Pride Weekend

Head to New Orleans Black Pride Community Festival at Armstrong Park on Saturday, June 8. Enjoy live music from Saucy Santana and more. The event is free to attend; register here.

Prince Tributes

Celebrate the life and music of Prince at several concerts this month. Adonis Rose & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s Prince Tribute is June 8 at the New Orleans Jazz Market. Also on June 8 is Purple Takeover - A Prince Celebration with DJ Soul Sister at Tipitina’s.

Megan Thee Stallion

Houston hottie Megan Thee Stallion brings her Hot Girl Summer Tour to the Smoothie King Center on June 10 with special guest GloRilla. Tickets start at $75, plus fees, and can be purchased here.

Justen Williams

Tipitina’s Free Fridays 

Every Friday this summer starting on May 24, head to Tipitina’s for a free concert. No tickets are needed for these concerts (ages 21+). This month, catch Mike Dillon & the New F*** Yeahs + Daria & The Hip Drops (June 7), Brass-A-Holics + Sam Price & The True Believers (June 14), Good Enough for Good Times + Bakey's Brew (June 21), and Papa Mali Trio + James Martin Band (June 28).


For even more music, check out the WWOZ LiveWire Music Calendar.

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