The 11th Annual Po-Boy Festival was held Saturday on Oak Street, featuring four stages, 14 musical groups and 30 different vendors, and two Uptown establishments — newcomer Simone’s Market and mainstay Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — were named among the best of the festival.
The fourth-annual Irish Festival was held at the Kingsley house on Saturday, September 16 in the Irish Channel. The Kingsley House is a community center first established in the late 19th century to “help immigrants overcome language, cultural, social and family displacement barriers as they settled in New Orleans,” according to their website. The festival features Irish music, cultural competitions and more.
On Saturday, August 19, the Krewe of O.A.K. hosted the 31st annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras parade. The parade rolls down Oak street to Carrollton avenue, down to Palmer park and back up Carrollton down Oak street, finishing at the Maple Leaf Bar. This year’s parade, which rolled a week early, was themed “Dirty One XXXI Coming In Hot.” The queen was Stacy Morigeau and King Robustus XXXI is Doug Trager.
Curtains that caught fire inside a Chippewa Street home on Thursday afternoon quickly spread to engulf the entire house and the home next door, leaving a total of four people homeless afterward, New Orleans fire officials said.
The Dryades Public Market hosted the popup marketplace “Friends and Flows” for the first time Saturday, raising awareness of issues like food deserts, the market’s role in the Central City neighborhood, and gentrification.
Seven bars on Freret Street between Jena and Soniat Streets offered specialty cocktails as part of the third annual Freret Street Block Party. The block party is the closing event for New Orleans’ annual Tails of the Cocktail event. Some participating venues featured bartenders from out of town.
On Saturday, July 15, guests gathered in the Civic Theater for the 2017 Millennial Awards. The event, presented by The Spears Group and Greater New Orleans, Inc., highlighted the success of millennials in the New Orleans area in 18 different categories including digital media, economic development, education, fashion, film, business, and more.
Trinity Episcopal Church celebrated Bastille Day 2017 during their Artist Series performance on Sunday, July 16. The celebration included local, national, and international acts performing music, all either in French, about France, or performed by French musicians.
The 5th annual B.L.V.D. festival took place on Saturday, July 8. The event, put on by New Orleans-based lifestyle brand B.L.V.D. Etiquette featured short sets by 23 different musicians and DJs.
Basking in the national attention after winning the NPR Tiny Desk concert, New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas performed with another homegrown star, Big Freedia, at Tipitina’s on Saturday.
On Friday, June 30, the Krewe of Freret led their Summer Strut Second Line down Freret street, ending at Gasa Gasa.
The second line season came to a close on Sunday, June 25 with the Uptown Swingers parade. High rain chances held off, making for a dry parade. The second line season resumes on Labor Day.
A woman was shot to death late Wednesday morning inside a home on Olive Street in Gert Town, New Orleans police said.
On Sunday, March 19, Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs converged on A.L. Davis Park to celebrate Super Sunday. Indian gangs from all over the city met in central city to parade and show off suits
The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project came to a close on Saturday, March 11. The annual two-day festival, which takes place at Mardi Gras World on the banks of the Mississippi River, featured local, national, and international acts both large and small.
The festival hosted primarily electronic dance music (EDM) and hip-hop artists, but carved out a set for New Orleans-based rock duo Caddywhompus. According to guitarist Chris Rehm, they like sticking out amongst the other acts in a festival line-up.
“We like to have variety, different people coming out for different things. We’re all about doing new stuff and showing people new things, progressing musically,” Rehm said. “So the less you know, the better. The less familiar you are, the better.”