Live music is 24/7 in New Orleans, and even as the weather gets cooler, the music scene is hot as ever. From a rock ‘n roll tribute to the annual Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands, here are a few can’t-miss shows in New Orleans this November.
Tipitina's Presents: A Tribute to The Instigators of Funk and Rock ‘n Roll Fats Domino & Huey “Piano” Smith on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Performers include Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Deacon John, Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph, Charlie Gabriel, Stanton Moore, Tommy McLain, James Andrews, and several others. A portion of proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here.
New Orleans native PJ Morton stops at The Orpheum on Friday, Nov. 24 for his annual Black Friday show with support from DJ Ariespins. Perhaps most known as the keyboardist for Maroon 5, Morton is a Grammy Award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer with several solo albums of his own. Tickets start at $29.50 and can be purchased here.
Bayou Classic is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition, where fellow HBCUs Grambling State and Southern University come head-to-head for their football rivalry. But the weekend also features the best in music from the schools’ marching bands. The Grambling "Marching Tigers" and the Southern "Human Jukebox" will compete in the Battle of the Bands, which is held the night before the game in the Superdome. Catch all the action on Friday, Nov. 24. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.
The band Miss Mojo as we know it is coming to a close, and their final show is Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Broadside. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here.
For even more music, visit the WWOZ LiveWire Music Calendar.