Live music is 24/7 in New Orleans, and even as the weather gets cooler, the music scene is hot as ever. From a special tribute to the music of Allen Toussaint to the annual Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands, here are a few can’t-miss shows in New Orleans this November.
Enjoy music, food, and drinks at Paradigm Gardens on Wednesday, November 16. Restaurants Ancora, Cane & Table, Coquette, Mr. Mao, Fritai, and Karibu Kitchen will be serving up award-winning food from the oven and grill while Mikayla Braun serenades on stage and vinyl DJ Doug Funnie keeps it funky. Miel Brewery will be providing the beer while Cathead Vodka and Roulaison Rum will be serving garden-fresh cocktails.
Due to overwhelming demand, the EAGLES - Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, and Vince Gill – extended their “Hotel California” 2022 Tour in the U.S. with a stop at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, November 19. Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary rock band in New Orleans.
On Wednesday, November 23, Tipitina’s hosts With You In Mind: A Tribute to The Songbook of Allen Toussaint. This star-studded concert will feature performances from Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Deacon John, John Boutté, Jon Cleary, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews, Stanton Moore, Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph, Theresa Andersson, Oscar Rossignoli, and more, plus musical direction from George Porter, Jr. A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Orleans Musicians' Clinic.
New Orleans native PJ Morton stops at The Fillmore on Friday, November 25 as a part of his worldwide tour. Perhaps most known as the keyboardist for Maroon 5, Morton is a Grammy-winning musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer with several solo albums of his own.
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 a Battle of the Bands, which is held the night before the game in the Superdome. Catch all the action on Friday, November 25.
For even more music, visit the WWOZ LiveWire Music Calendar.