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Deep South Dance: Fall Shows, Louisiana Takes Over Waakan Fest, & More

October 7, 2019 | fall is here and you know what that means, dance music in NOLA is in full swing. We’re here to catch you up on everything happening in our little corner of the world. Here’s your biweekly roundup…

Before we start, we just want to give a massive shoutout to all the Louisiana Boys representing at Waakan Fest this weekend: Russ Liquid, sfam, TVBOO, Mersiv and of course the swamp monster Boogie T! 


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Recapping the past two weeks 

The Freewater Blockparty went off without a hitch, and boy was it great. Winter Circle Productions and Freewater showed that the city is able and ready to support large events away from Voodoo and BUKU. Graves, What So Not, Rico Nasty, DaBaby, RL Grime, and tons of local artists brought all the amazing moments. 


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FREEWATER Block Party featuring @rlgrime! See you again in 2020 ✨💧

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They should’ve told you don’t play hoe, with LANGO 🐗 #FREEWATERBLOCKPARTY 💧

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Away from Freewater Metro kicked back off in style with 3LAU this past Saturday, and Republic NOLA welcomed Space Laces, MUST DIE!, HAYWYRE & KOAN Sound. It was a busy weekend and in case you missed it, below are some of the best highlights.


Koan Sound at Republic

Upcoming Shows & Events You Can’t-Miss Out On 

You can’t go more than a few days without a great event happening this October. With Voodoo and Halloween just around the corner, here are the best events to get your prepared this week! The funk master GRiZ is headed to the Filmore this Saturday and for all, you lovers of the weird bass sound need to check out Republic NOLA for LSDream and Bleep Bloop. 

10oct(oct 10)8:00 pm11(oct 11)11:00 pmSleepover at The Drifter Hotel

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12oct8:00 pm11:00 pmGRiZ - Ride Waves Tour: Season Two

12oct(oct 12)11:00 pm13(oct 13)3:00 amBleep Bloop at Republic NOLA

If you are looking for those pool vibes then The Driter Hotel is once again your go-to. Their Carribean Pool Party is taking over all day this Saturday. 

12oct4:00 pm10:00 pmCaribbean Pool Party

If you’re planning to lay low this weekend, don’t you worry, next weekend is also a big weekend for dance events. Here are some you need to keep on your radar. 

14oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Disco Ball Variety Review with Sunshine Edae

18oct(oct 18)11:00 pm19(oct 19)3:00 amFigure, Phiso, Dr. Ozi at Republic NOLA

19oct(oct 19)8:00 pm20(oct 20)12:00 amSofi Tukker at Joy Theater - New Orleans

19oct(oct 19)8:00 pm20(oct 20)2:00 amKrewe of Boo! presents MONSTER MASH (Official Parade After-Party)


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