post mardi gras blues got ya good? Fear not, there’s always another party around the corner in New Orleans! This month in NOLA, the annual Zydeco Festival returns to Crescent Park. Plus, Nick Cannon, Papadosio, Silversun Pickups, and more great artists stop by. Check out these events and other happenings from this month in NOLA below!
Here’s What’s Happening This Month in NOLA (March 2023)
1.) Collie Buddz and Arise Roots at House of Blues
Collie Buddz, along with LA-based roots reggae band Arise Roots, are headlining the House of Blues in New Orleans on Friday, March 9. Both acts are well-known for their high-energy performances and general “good vibes.” Reggae and riddim fans won’t want to miss this special showcase.
March 9 | House of Blues New Orleans | 7 pm
2.) Women in Pop Burlesque Brunch at Virgin Hotels New Orleans ft. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Britney Spears & More
Perfect for Bachelorettes visiting NOLA! Virgin Hotels New Orleans & Trixie Minx Productions celebrate Women’s History Month with a special Women in Pop-themed burlesque brunch hosted by Trixie Minx. Listen to your favorite pop tunes accompanied by drag and burlesque performers including BRITNEY SPEARS, BEYONCE, TAYLOR SWIFT & MORE. Brunch is a 2-course prix-fixe menu with options at $40 per person, and includes your food and entertainment!
March 11 | Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans | 10:30am and 1pm
3.) Taylor Swift Takeover at Vintage Rock Club
Vintage Rock Club is excited to host a Taylor Swift Takeover on Friday, March 10 (doors open at 7 pm, show from 8-10 pm) to kick off Swift’s Eras Tour beginning on March 18! Grab your Swifties and head to Vintage Rock Club for an immersive experience featuring a montage of Taylor Swift music videos, concert, and interview footage playing non-stop on the venue’s multiple big-screen TVs and 185-inch video wall! It’s the perfect start to your night out with drinks, dancing, and Taylor Swift! Tickets to attend the event are $15 advance online or $20 at the door. VIP sections and bottle service are available, no Champagne Problems are necessary.
March 10 | Vintage Rock Club | 7pm
4.) Silversun Pickups at House of Blues
Alt-rock heavyweights Silversun Pickups are taking the stage at The House of Blues in New Orleans, as part of their new album tour. With their unique sound, passionate performances, and dedicated fan base, the band is sure to deliver a memorable and unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
5.) NOLA Zydeco Festival
Enjoy zydeco music and fun for all ages on March 25. Held at Crescent Park just outside of the French Quarter, festival attendees can hop on the dance floor, take a dance lesson, eat some delicious New Orleans food, and relax to live music at NOLA Zydeco Fest.
March 25 | Crescent Park | 11 am
6.) Nick Cannon at the Fillmore
TV host, actor, rapper, and comedian, Nick Cannon announced his Next Superstar Tour 2023, a celebratory, empowerment journey for the rising stars of music’s next generation. In partnership with Black Music Action Coalition, the tour will feature performances by Symba, 24kGoldn, Justina Valentine, Hitman Holla, JD McCrary, Traetwothree, Klondike Blonde, DW Flame, and POP MONEY.
March 5 | Fillmore New Orleans | 5:30 pm
7.) Le Youth at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
8.) Weiner Dog Racing at the Fair Grounds
BIG thrills come in cute little packages, watch these turbo-charged canines race for all the glory!
March 11 | Fair Grounds Race Course | 11 am
9.) the moss and almost monday at House of Blues
This stacked New Orleans lineup includes Hawaiian rockers the moss, indie pop trio almost monday, and ethereal cool kids Wildermiss. All three up-and-comers are playing The House of Blues in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 22.
10.) Dirt Monkey & Jantsen: Full Circle Tour at Republic NOLA
Dirt Monkey and Jantsen prepare to take over the Republic New Orleans stage on March 10th. Both artists have been making waves in the bass music scene with their unique and innovative sounds. Dirt Monkey’s high-energy live performances and heavy bass drops have earned him a loyal fan base, while Jantsen’s diverse range of influences and expert production skills have established him as a rising star in the industry.
March 10 | Republic NOLA | 7 pm
12.) The Getaway Music Fest
Join the Drifter Hotel for the first-ever Getaway Music Festival. The two-day showcase will feature some of “the dopest local and touring up-and-coming artists and bands.” With musical styles ranging from hip-hop to dream pop, from synth-pop to surf rock. You can also expect an electric array of craft vendors, along with some local food pop-ups. This is one pool party you do not want to miss!
March 18 – 19 | The Drifter Hotel | 7 pm
13.) Dark Art Market
Tons of local creators with wicked wares and everything you need to feed your dark desires. Entertainment by DJ Eureeka Starfish and appearances by local Burlesque and sideshow performers. An array of local artists of the creepiest and weirdest variety come together to offer you unique wares that you can only find at the New Orleans Dark Art Market.
March 14 | Rahm Haus Ice cream | 4 pm
14.) NOLA on Tap
The largest beer festival in LA is back! Come sample hundreds of craft beers, and dozens of homebrews, and enjoy unlimited fun. Beer lovers can expect the return of some of NOLA on Tap’s most popular features like the homebrew competition and top-notch musical acts. The event also includes multiple stages of live entertainment, New Orleans’ top food trucks, Bizarro Wrestling, frothy libations, and a doggie drag show.
March 18 | Lafreniere Park, Metairie| 12 pm
15.) Papadosio at Tipitina’s
Papadosio will perform a two-night run at Tipitina’s in New Orleans on March 3 – 4. The band has built a devoted fan base with its combination of psychedelic rock, electronic music, and improvisational jazz. The band’s shows are characterized by intricate arrangements, soaring vocals, and a mesmerizing light show. With two nights of music in store, Papadosio has plenty of room to showcase their diverse catalog and push the boundaries of their sound.
March 3 – 4 | Tipitina’s | 7 pm
16.) Death to All at House of Blues
Death was an American death metal band formed in Altamonte Springs, Florida, in 1984 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. The heavy metal band is considered to be a pioneering force in the origination of death metal. Death to All operates as a tribute band to the original Death, which dissolved in 2001 following the passing of the group’s founder and frontman Chuck Schuldiner. The backbone of Death to All is singer/guitarist Max Phelps (Obscura, ex-Cynic), drummer Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament), bass beast Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus), and Bobby Koelble (Death). Death to All is a unique opportunity for a new generation of metalheads to experience the genius of Death and Chuck Schuldiner first-hand.