October is Music Month in New Orleans, and it all kicks off with NOLAxNOLA, our citywide celebration of local musicians, music venues, and New Orleans culture. Catch your favorite artists and discover new ones at hundreds of live performances from September 28-October 8. After NOLAxNOLA ends, keep enjoying live music at one of our many fall festivals. Read below for our music picks of the month.

New Orleans Music Month
This October, join us for a monthlong celebration of our vibrant, one-of-a-kind music ecosystem.

NOLAxNOLA Shows

NOLAxNOLA: The Preservation Hall All-Stars ft. Charlie Gabriel

Enjoy a matinee concert featuring the Preservation Hall All-Starts with Charlie Gabriel on October 6. There are two show times; tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.

NOLAxNOLA Showcase with Ashlin Parker, Gitkin, and Louis Michot

Held at Toulouse Theatre on Friday, Oct. 6, catch Ashlin Parker, Gitkin, and Louis Michot in concert. Tickets are $15 + fees and can be purchased here.

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux w/ Anders Osborne

On Saturday, Oct. 7, d.b.a. + NOLAxNOLA presents local legend Big Chief Monk Boudreaux w/ Anders Osborne. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

 

More Music this October in New Orleans

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

This October 13-15, Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest returns to Lafayette Square with three days of music, food, and art. Performers include Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Little Freddie King, Shemekia Copeland, and dozens of others. The festival is free to attend.

RAYE: My 21st Century Blues World Tour

British artist RAYE brings her 21st Century Blues World Tour to the Joy Theater on October 15. Tickets start at $29.50 plus fees and can be purchased here.

NOLA Funk Fest

From October 20-22, head to the New Orleans Jazz Museum for performances from Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, and several others. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased here.

Galactic Halloween Special ft. Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph

Catch the Halloween Special at Tipitina’s on October 28. Tickets are $38 plus fees and can be purchased here.

Nola Reggae Fest   

Enjoy three days of music, food, and vibes in Congo Square this October 27-29 at Nola Reggae Fest. Both international headliners and local musicians take the stage in this celebration of Caribbean culture. Performers include Sister Nancy, The Meditations, Ha Sizzle, and many more. Tickets are $15 plus fees and can be purchased here.

For even more live music in New Orleans, visit the WWOZ LiveWire Music Calendar.