The beginning of August brings back a few annual, cultural traditions in NOLA. The Art District’s White Linen Night colors the streets with crisp, clean attire and artistic appreciation. Satchmo Fest brings some historic music to light at the Jazz Museum, and HexFest brings a flock of witches from all around the world to The French Quarter. This week in NOLA, all this and much more.
Here’s What’s Happening This Week in NOLA
Republic NOLA & Nu Wave Entertainment presents Deadcrow
This will be the newly enacted Nu Wave Entertainment’s very first event in the city. Their headliner Deadcrow is known for his cyberpunk aesthetic and futuristic approach to bass music. In a short time span he’s already caught the attention of Zeds Dead, RL Grime and Steve Aoki. Local support for the evening comes from Don Peyote and WAYVZ.
Fidelity Bank White Linen Night
Arts District New Orleans (ADNO) is pleased to announce that White Linen Night is back this year, and will take place on August 6. This year’s event will take place from 5-10 pm on the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District. The 20 contemporary art galleries and institutions which compose the Arts District are eager to welcome guests back to visit and view their exhibitions at this highly-anticipated annual event. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their white linen while strolling down Julia St., visit the galleries, enjoy food and drink from local vendors, and art-centered street activations.
COOLinary New Orleans
Cuisine is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans. Each summer, restaurants across the Crescent City take part in the culinary extravaganza known as, “COOLinary New Orleans.” Some of New Orleans’ finest dining establishments participate by offering specially curated prix-fixe menus at unbeatable prices. From August 1 – 31, delight in traditional Creole and Cajun fare from some of the city’s longstanding and iconic restaurants, or shake things up with new New Orleans cuisine that incorporates international inspiration and fusion.
Three Days Grace – Explosions Tour at The Fillmore New Orleans
The Canadian alt-rock group behind “I Hate Everything About You” and other heavy metal anthems are currently on tour supporting their seventh studio album Explosions. They’ll perform at The Fillmore alongside Wage War and Zero 9:36.
EUROPA : The Quadroholics Album Release Party
The Quadroholics, Louisiana’s bad boys and America’s sweethearts, return to The Rabbit Hole to celebrate the release of their second studio album, EUROPA. The band says “this album will take you to the moon and back.” As one of NOLA’s most prominent synth pop / alt rock bands, this is surely a performance you will not want to miss. Limited $10 early bird tickets are available now.
Father John Misty at The Orpheum
Father John Misty (also sometimes knows as J. Tillman) is an American folk rock singer, song-writer and poignant critic of modern society. His fifth studio album, Chloë and the Next 20th Century, was just released earlier this year by Sub Pop Records and Bella Union. At a Father John Misty show, fans can expect a bit of fanfare with a touch of Tillman’s moving vocals and prolifically honest lyrics.
Satchmo SummerFest 2022
Satchmo SummerFest is the premier American festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. This fest takes place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum for two full days of music, food and fun from 12 – 8 pm. The 2022 festival lineup includes 20 acts on the GE and Fidelity Bank Stages. Genres range from traditional jazz to swing, brass and marching bands, funk, R&B, Black American Music, jazz fusion, and more performing on two tented stages.
RESURRECTiON | Goth Night at Santos, No Cover
RESURRECTiON is the monthly celebration happening on the first Friday of every month at Santos on lower Decatur. The former Bats in the Belfry Goth Gang bring you a night of dark dance, where host DJs Mange & Emily Anne spin the best of Goth|Industrial|EBM|Synth|80’s. There will still be live bands downstairs for a portion of the evening, so be sure to say you are there for RESURRECTiON to bypass the cover charge and head upstairs.
August 5 | Santos Bar | 10 pm – 4 am
Above & Beyond – North American Club Tour at The Metropolitan
Hot off the road from their annual festival, Group Therapy Weekender at The Gorge, Above & Beyond are performing at the Metropolitan on Friday, August 12. Presented by Disco Donnie, The Metropolitan & Amps Events, you won’t want to miss your chance to see the godfathers of trance and progressive house on their North American Club Tour. Tickets start at $35.
Sierra Green and the Soul Machine at Cafe Negril
Powered by Green’s passionate, gravely voice, reminiscent of classic soul vocalists like Aretha Franklin and Irma Thomas, and topped off with the timeless tinge of contemporary soul revival acts like Leon Bridges and Sharon Jones and Dap-Kings, the band performs up to seven nights a week, packing hometown venues with international crowds. Catch them on Thursday nights down on Frenchmen street. Entry is free but VIP seating is available for purchase.
July 29 | Smoothie King Center | Doors: 7:30 pm
HexFest 2022: A Weekend of Witchery in Old New Orleans
On August 12 – 14, 2022 , Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans present HexFest: A Weekend of Witchery held in the heart of the historic French Quarter. The conference opens with a Riverboat Ritual and Dinner , held on an authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River, followed by two full days of workshops, drumming, and ritual at The Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Available to both locals and guests, registration includes admittance to all workshops, rituals, and performances. Plus, passage and dining on the opening Riverboat Ritual, participation in any included walking tours, and access to the vending area.
August 12 – 14 | The Bourbon Orleans Hotel