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This Weekend in New Orleans: Hot 8 Brass Band, Jambalaya, Restaurant Week & More

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From live music to jambalaya cookoffs, this weekend in New Orleans for June 24 through June 27, 2021 is a busy one. Galactic returns to Tipitina’s, and INZO heads to Republic NOLA. Over at The Howlin’ Wolf, catch the Hot 8 Brass Band on Friday or Sunday. The Broadside hosts Carnaval, and Sierra Green and the Soul Machine plays at Cafe Negril. Tristan Dufrene heads to Santos Bar and the Iceman Special play a special Krewe du Void Summer Meltdown set at d.b.a. 

Whatever floats your boat, you have plenty of options! 

All Weekend

Sazerac Cocktail Week at the Sazerac House
Happy birthday to the Sazerac! Participate in FREE tours and tastings at the Sazerac House this week to learn more about New Orleans’ very own cocktail. Get more information here. 

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NOLA Restaurant Week
Enjoy 2-course lunches up to $25 or less, and 3-course dinners and brunches up to $45 or less now through June 27! View partipating restaurants here.

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival at Lafitte Grounds & Auditorium
The festival will include a line-up of musicians, local seafood and food for sale, carnival rides and an arts walk where artists will display and sell their art. The event space includes the Barataria Museum and the town’s Wetland Trace, a boardwalk trail through a 41-acre cypress swamp nature preserve. Swamp Tours will also be offered leaving from the Wetland Trace.

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Thursday, June 24

Loft Club ft. KTRL at Republic NOLA
$12 – get your tickets here | 9pm – 3am

Friday, June 25

INZO at Republic NOLA
$18 – $30, get your tickets here | 9pm – 2:30am

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Pride Happy Hour at Brennan’s
FREE | 2pm-5pm

Yoga at City Park
Donation, no suggested amount | 5:30pm – 6pm

Live at Bourree: Beach Anggel
FREE | 6pm – 9pm

Bag of Donuts at Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl
$15 – get your tickets here | 8:30pm

Galactic at Tipitina’s
$38 – get your tickets here | 9pm

Hot 8 Brass Band at the Howlin Wolf
$25, get your tickets here | 9:30pm doors

Saturday, June 26

JAMbalaya, catered by Dooky Chase at 1953 Jefferson Avenue
$20 – $1000, order your plates here | Your support will help BTNOLA carry on the successful tradition of providing in the New Orleans community a tuition-free, multi-year academic enrichment program devoted to preparing under-resourced middle school students for rigorous educational experiences in high school and college. 

FREE | 1pm – 4pm

Swamp Pop Music Festival & Jambalaya Cookoff at Lamar Dixon Expo Center
$20 in advance and $25 at door, get your tickets here | 3pm-11pm

Carnaval at the Broadside
FREE | 6pm – 10pm | Special guests – carnaval band Bloco Sereia + DJ C’est Funk. Come hungry and grab some amazing food from Saporito Cooking and from Ima by Natalie.

FREE | 6pm – 9pm

YUM from Bourree!

Comedy Chaos presented by Comedy Gumbeaux at the Howlin Wolf
$10, get your tickets here | 7:30pm

The Molly Ringwalds at Southport Hall
$12.50, get your tickets here | 8pm

The Lower Lair ft. BIJOU at Republic NOLA
20 – 30, get your tickets here | 9pm – 3am

Sierra Green & the Soul Machine at Cafe Negril
$0 – $65, get your tickets here | 9pm – 1am

Subject Matter at Santos Bar ft. Tristan Dufrene, Jared Holden
$10 cover | 10pm – ’til

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Iceman Special | Krewe du Void Summer Meltdown at d.b.a
$25, get your tickets here | 10pm

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister at Hi Ho Lounge
$10 at door, night of only | 11pm – 1am


Fried Chicken Brunch at Galatoire’s
$50 – excluding tax, reserve here | 11:30am – 3pm

The Bazaar Artist Popup at Clouet Gardens in the Bywater
FREE | 12pm – 5pm

Locals & Family Appreciation Day at Artmazing Gallery (20% off tickets!)
20% off your ticket, get your ticket here
– use code LOCALs | 1pm – 8pm 


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FREE | 2pm – 5pm

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