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25 Can’t Miss Concerts & Shows Coming to New Orleans This May

Bayou Boogaloo Lineup

Editor’s Note: This article is updated weekly with new shows. If you’re looking for live music and concerts in NOLA, you’ve come to the right place! Every month, we update this article with upcoming concerts, comedies, shows, and festivals across the Big Easy. 

Jazz Fest is taking over New Orleans as we kick off the May 2024 concert calendar in New Orleans. View some of our favorite happenings hitting the Big Easy this month and into next month (May 2024) below!


Thursday, May 2 – Dead Feat with Anders Osborne, Fred Tackett, & Kenny Graden of Little Feat, Jackie Green, John Gros & Chad Cromwell at Republic NOLA
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Friday, May 3 – Nostalgix at Arora NOLA
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Friday, May 3 – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at Tiptina’s
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Saturday, May 4 – CANNABLISS at Arora NOLA
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Saturday, May 4 – Steely Dead at Republic NOLA
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Sunday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo FEstival
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Louisiana’s largest Cinco de Mayo Festival presented by Avión and Modelo Especial returns to Fat City on May 4 and 5 with two stages of live entertainment featuring headliners Mannie Fresh, Choppa, and Lonestar Luchador.


Sunday, May 5 – George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic at The Fillmore new orleans
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Tuesday, May 7 – Bad bunny at the Smoothie King Center
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Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny has carved a unique path in urban music as a singer, rapper, and producer. Despite his relatively short career, he has amassed a dedicated global following and garnered immense acclaim for his innovative style.


Wednesday, May 8 – Nicki Minaj at the Smoothie King Center
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Friday, May 10 – Abracadabra ft. Lauren Flax: Movement Pre-Party + Leisure Muffin, Tristan Dufrene, and Nile Ashton
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Friday, May 10 – Space Laces + Hekler at Republic NOLA
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Saturday, May 11 – Brews, Boils & Bubbles Festival at Lakeshore Drive
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Saturday, May 11 – PLAYER DAVE at ARORA NOLA
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Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19 – Bayou Boogaloo
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The Bayou Boogaloo is held over three days (May 17-19) along Bayou St. John in Mid-City. This year’s lineup features Nik West, Wu-Tang Can founding member GZA, Lez Zeppelin, and many more! Grab tix and learn more HERE.

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Friday, May 17 – Legatron Prime at The Rabbit HOle
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Friday, May 17 – Sean Paul at The Fillmore New Orleans
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Friday, May 17 – DARUDE: Together Tour + Paul O’Neill + Tristan Durene + Unicorn Fukr at ARORA NOLA
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Sandstorm live? Sign us up. Iconic electronic music producer and DJ Darude is bringing his Together Tour to Arora NOLA. With a style that is a mixture of progressive and uplifting trance and house, fused with elements of techno and breaks, Darude’s music delivers dynamic dancefloor energy. 

 


Friday, May 17 – ATB + DJ Trashy at The Metropolitan NOLA
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Sunday, MAy 19 – Taking Back Sunday at the Fillmore NOla
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Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26: Greek Fest New Orleans
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The community of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral will host its 49th Annual Greek Festival May 24, 25, and 26. This Memorial Day weekend tradition is an opportunity for you to experience Greece along the banks of Bayou St. John. As always, parishioners will offer their guests an array of homemade traditional Greek culinary favorites. This year, the LEMON will be featured in various libations, foods, and desserts. Look for these specialties throughout the Cathedral grounds and come celebrate a zest for life!

Greek FEst New Orleans
Greek Festival New Orleans

Friday, May 24 – May 16 – Brooks & Dunn at the Smoothie King Center
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Saturday, May 25 – Madison Beer at The Fillmore New Orleans
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Saturday, May 25 – Freakfast with Kayzo and Ray Volpe at The Metropolitan NOLA
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Friday, May 31 – Cody Johnson featuring Chris Janson and Drake Milligan at the Smoothie King Center
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