As the summer winds down, the New Orleans music scene heats up. NOLAxNOLA, a citywide celebration of live music, artists, and music venues, begins on September 23. Check out our picks and read more below. 


R&B heartthrob GIVĒON stops at the Orpheum Theater on September 6 as part of his Give or Take Tour. Fana Hues and Saleka are on tap as openers. 

A Benefit for the Roots of Music 

Presented as a fundraiser for Roots of Music, which supports the youth of New Orleans through musical education, this night of musical excellence will feature Re-Creations Brass Band, King Bronze, Roots Studio Academy, and more on September 8 at Tipitina’s. 

Soul Sister’s 16th Annual Birthday Jam 

DJ Soul Sister is throwing a birthday party, and everyone’s invited. Catch Soul Sister’s 16th Annual Birthday Jam: “Two Step Throwback Edition” on September 9 at Tipitina’s. 

Music Box Village Season Reopening Party 

Music Box Village reopens after being closed for the summer season on September 16. Come out for a family friendly musical celebration featuring Tif Lamson and the Village House Band. 

Earth, Wind & Fire 

Earth, Wind & Fire returns to New Orleans on September 20, bringing smash hits like “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and “Boogie Wonderland” to the Saenger Theater. The band has scored eight number one hits, sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and released 23 albums in its 52-year history. Don’t miss the chance to groove to the classics with this musical institution.   


The music never stops in New Orleans, and this September and October, mark your calendars for a citywide celebration of local musicians, music venues, and New Orleans culture. Catch your favorite artists and discover new ones at dozens of live performances at indoor and outdoor venues all over town from September 23-October 9 as part of NOLAxNOLA (NOLA BY NOLA). You won’t want to miss this event—find more details here as they’re announced.  

For even more music, visit the WWOZ LiveWire Music Calendar.