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Memorial Day Weekend 2022 in New Orleans: Pools, Beers, & Music

Looking for a place to go this Memorial Day Weekend in New Orleans? River Beats New Orleans has you covered. From pool parties to concerts, there’s plenty to choose from throughout the city to keep you busy. Check out our top picks below!

Featured: Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Red Hot American Summer is in full swing at Virgin Hotels New Orleans‘ The Pool Club. Or, maybe a Britney Spears-burlesque themed brunch at Commons Club is more your speed. Regardless of your pick, the new Virgin Hotel is where you want to be this Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 28 featuring Father Figure at The Pool Club
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Sunday, May 29 featuring Skratchmo at The Pool Club
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Monday, May 30: Beautiful Bipolar Presents Movement, Mocktails & Mimosas at The Pool Club
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Faubourg Brewery | 3501 Jourdan Rd.

Free and family-friendly? Faubourg Brewery is your pick! Stop by the Brewery for Americana on Tap, a free Memorial Day Festival on Saturday & Sunday, May 28 and May 29. The fest features a talented lineup of Americana musicians performing everything from bluegrass to blues + a craft and makers market hosted by Bayou Yacht Club, yard games for the kids, and more! 

Saturday, May 28 Schedule:
11am-6pm: Makers’ Market
12-1pm: Alvin Youngblood Hart
1:30-3pm: Meschiya and The Machetes
3:30-5pm: Alex McMurray Band
5:30-7pm: Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

Sunday, May 29
11am-6pm: Makers’ Market
12-1pm: Bad Penny Pleasuremakers
1:30-3pm: Kim Carson and The Real Deal
3:30-5pm: Colin Lake Band
5:30-7pm: Grayson Capps


house of blues new orleans

House of Blues is your French Quarter dancing destination. on Friday, May 27, heavy metal quartet Cane Hill plays; Saturday, May 28 is a multitude of shows including IParty with Matt Bennett and Baby Jesus Birthday Weekend; and Sunday, May 29 is home to your after-brunch drag experience with The Drag House Party: Studio 504 Disco featuring some of New Orleans’ beloved Queens.

Looking for a more elevated experience? Guests 21+ are invited to join us in the Foundation Room before the show for the finest in food & craft cocktails. On most nights, keep the party going after the show, and experience the after-hours experience at the Foundation Room. Click here for more information & to RSVP your spot!


Orpheum Theatre

Over at the Orpheum Theatre, go back to the 90’s with Sum 41 and Simple Plan on Friday, May 27 for their “Blame Canada” tour. Tickets available via Ticketmaster here.

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Republic NOLA

It’s a busy week for dance music lovers at Republic NOLA. On Thursday, May 26: Marauda, OG Nixon, and SEVNN take the stage; Friday, May 27: Emo Night returns; Saturday, May 28: the Widdler returns to NOLA with Pushloop and Unicorn Fukr; and on a special Sunday show on May 29: House music is the star of the show with Malaa, Concourse b2b PasstheJeffrey, and Dr. Romance.

Get your tickets for this weekend at Republic NOLA here.


the Country Club | 634 louisa street

The Country Club‘s lush landscape is the perfect oasis for locals and tourists to come together for food, drink and fun. Located in the Bywater, enjoy a dip in the pool. We recommend getting there early. Day Pass rates vary. Learn more here.


The Rabbit Hole New Orleansthe rabbit hole | 634 louisa street

The Rabbit Hole is your Friday & Saturday late-night spot. The new opened venue will host three separate parties between two days, including:

Friday, May 27 10pm – 4am
Down & Dirty House featuring Tatum Neill, Tshna, DJ KP, and Hollograham

Saturday, May 28 2pm – 8pm
Where My Girls At? Summer Kickoff featuring Legatron Prime, DJ Jess, & more

Saturday, May 28 8pm – 4am
OTTO Extended Takeover featuring OTTO & HEELTURN

Read more about The Rabbit Hole here.

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