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This Month in NOLA: 14 June Events To Attend: Re:SET Concerts & More

this month in NOLA: june 2023

It’s another action-packed month in Crescent City. This month, festivals abound with NOLA River Fest, Zydeco Fest, and Essence Fest all kicking off this month. On the musical front, an amazing set of performances are passing through town. Perhaps most notably, the first-ever Re:SET concert series (featuring LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Jamie XX, Toro y Moi, and tons more) will come to City Park this month. Check out these and more of our top picks from this month in NOLA below.

Here’s What’s Happening This Month in NOLA (June 2023)

1.) Yheti: Road to Sonic Bloom at Republic NOLA

Join Republic NOLA for an unforgettable night of mind-bending music and captivating visuals as Yheti takes the stage with his Knew Sound Tour live A/V set. Embark on a sonic journey as Yheti, alongside talented artists Chmura and HoneyBee, paves the way to Sonic Bloom, delivering a unique blend of electronic beats and immersive visuals that will leave you in awe. Get ready to dance and lose yourself in the mesmerizing sounds of Yheti’s performance.

June 2 | Republic NOLA | 11:00 pm

2.) Faubourg’s Pride Bash

Join Faubourg’s Brewing Co.’s Pride Bash, a vibrant celebration where everyone is welcome. The day’s events include a free drag show hosted by the incredible Laveau Contraire, plus delectable treats from renowned vendors like Fete au Fete, Hatch & Harvest, and NoLa Cookie Co. Enjoy our outdoor beer garden and great lawn, equipped with various games and activities. Plus, you can explore the Bayou Yacht Club Makers Market. All ages and dogs are welcome to join in the festivities.

June 3 | Faubourg Brewing Co. | 1 pm

3.) Duran Duran at Smoothie King Center

Iconic British rock band Duran Duran will perform in New Orleans as part of their ongoing Future Past Tour. With six platinum records and 18 American hit singles, these new wave pioneers have consistently fused art, technology, fashion, and their unique musical style. For their June 7 show at Smoothie King Center, Duran Duran is joined by prominent American producer Nile Rodgers and the reformation of his popular 80s disco band Chic. Plus, the modern pop-rock band Bastille joins the bill.

June 7 | Smoothie King Center | 7 pm

4.) The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is a premier event, showcasing what the city does best… eating and drinking. In its 31st Anniversary year, the festival has become one of the most celebrated culinary events in the nation, attracting gourmands and connoisseurs. NOWFE is a non-profit organization with 100% of the net proceeds going to causes that support culinary education. The five-day event features unique programming throughout Crescent City. Visit their website below for more information.

June 7 – 11 | locations & times vary

5.) Re:SET Concert Series in City Park

A traveling concert series taking place in June, the New Orleans experience will play host to multiple big acts in New Orleans City Park over the June 9 – 11, 2023 weekend. LCD Soundsystem will take the stage along with legends Jamie XX, Toro y Moi, James Blake, boygenius & more.

June 9 – 11 | City Park | times vary

6.) French Market Creole Tomato Festival

Nothing says summertime in New Orleans quite like the French Market Creole Tomato Festival. Held every summer in the heart of the French Quarter, the music, dancing, food, and drink signal the start of a new season, one that’s laid-back and brimming at the pot with flavor. Get fresh Creole tomatoes at the French Market, see live music, and enjoy many more family-friendly activities.

June 10 -11 | French Market | times vary

7.) NOLA River Fest

Celebrating the Mighty Mississippi on Saturday, June 10, NOLA River Fest is a free festival at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Live music, local food, and presentations and panels are all highlights of the fest. Performers include Treme-Lafitte Brass Band, Lynn Drury, Little Freddie King, and more.

June 10 | New Orleans Jazz Museum | 12 pm

8.) New Orleans Oddities & Curiosities Expo

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand-selected vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses with all things weird. You’ll find items such as taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/Halloween-inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more. We truly have something weird for everyone at our shows. All items you see at our shows are legal to own and sustainably sourced.

June 10 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | 8 am

9.) NOLA Zydeco Fest

On Saturday, June 10, the A.L. Davis Park will come alive with the sounds of Zydeco music featuring Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers, Koray Broussard and The Zydeco Unit, Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Crush, Alphonse Ardoin and the Zydeco Kings. Bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the festival!

June 10 | A. L. Davis Park | 11 am

10.) Neal Brennan: Brand New Neal at Joy Theater

Join an unforgettable evening of laughter as Winter Circle Production presents Neal Brennan: Brand New Neal at Joy Theater. This comedy event is open to all ages, making it a perfect night out for everyone. Get ready to enjoy an incredible performance by the talented Neal Brennan, known for his wit and hilarious storytelling.

June 16 | Joy Theater | 8 pm

11.) NOLA Juneteenth Festival

Commemorate Juneteenth with the NOLA Juneteenth Festival. From June 18-19, a couple of different events will take place, including the Juneteenth Freedom Gala on Sunday and a free festival at Armstrong Park/ Congo Square on Monday, June 19. For more information, see the festival website here

June 18 – 19 | Congo Square | times vary

12.) Lamorn at House of Blues

Excitement is in the air as Lamorn, the newest mau5trap protegé, is set to perform in New Orleans this summer. This month, he’s embarking on his Forever Album Tour to celebrate his artist debut. His upcoming show at the House of Blues allows dance fans to see a prominent artist on the rise.

June 23 | Parish at House of Blues | 8 pm

13.) The Struts at Civic Theatre

Get ready for a night of bedazzled rock ‘n’ roll as The Struts take the stage at Civic Theatre as part of their Remember the Name… Tour. On this unforgettable evening, the British rock band will deliver their signature high-energy performance. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness The Struts’ captivating presence, infectious melodies, and unforgettable live show.

June 27 | Civic Theatre | 8 pm

14.) Essence Festival of Culture

Get ready for another explosive Essence Fest weekend as the Caesars Superdome and downtown New Orleans come alive with the thrilling three-day event. This extravaganza merges high-octane music performances with inspirational speakers and thought-provoking conversations about gender, race, culture, and art. Prepare to be captivated by a star-studded lineup featuring renowned artists such as Missy Elliott, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Jermaine Dupri, Wizkid, Monica, Coco Jones, Kizz Daniel, and more! During the day, immerse yourself in the Empowerment Experience, where esteemed speakers share their insights on religion, economics, education, and other compelling topics. Be sure to explore the outdoor markets showcasing an array of fine art and crafts from the African Diaspora.

June 29 – July 3 | locations and times vary

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