Summer 2022

Showtime: In The Hot Seat

June 07, 2022
The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up this summer in the Big Easy. From sultry Broadway classics and fiery comedy specials to the hottest acts in country, pop, rap, gospel, hip-hop, rock and more, there’s no shortage of sizzling shows to help keep you cool and wash away those summertime blues.

Champions Square –
June 16: Crowder - My People Tour

The Andrews Family - A New Orleans Legacy

June 07, 2022
New Orleans has many musically talented families. As Grammy Award-winning piano player Jonathan Batiste put it, “music spreads like a disease.” Musicians are our heroes and our traditions are fiercely protected, making the musical family a revered institution that dates back to the 19th century and the beginning of jazz itself. In many ways, the history of these families, with names such as Dejean, Neville, Brunious, Barbarin, Batiste, Lastie, Marsalis, Jordan and Andrews, is the history of New Orleans. The future of these families is the future of the city’s culture.

Celebrating Old Man River

June 07, 2022
On Saturday, July 23, the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s 10th Annual NOLA River Fest will celebrate the cultural, economic, environmental and inspirational contributions of the Mississippi River to the Crescent City. For centuries, Old Man River has been an important route for trade and travel, has sustained livelihoods, offers opportunities for recreation, and has a significant role in the culture, health and livelihoods of people along its long route.

Go 4th on the River!

June 07, 2022
The Crescent City is the place to spend your Star Spangled holiday this year. New Orleans has become one of the top destinations for visitors to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. And much of the kudos to this feat is because of our premier event: Go 4th on the River. This community project, produced by the Riverfront Marketing Group, is a family-treasured traditional fireworks display over the Mighty Mississippi, attracting locals and tourists from around the world.

The French Market District

June 07, 2022
For over 300 years, the city of New Orleans has been a magical place where music, food, literature and art have flourished. Its storied history is a kaleidoscope of different nationalities and ethnicities that come together to create a city that is one of the top destinations in the world. At the heart of this wondrous city is the French Quarter, founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.

Well Seasoned - Culinary Classics Continue to Captivate

June 07, 2022
In the often-fickle restaurant industry, where one day you’re in and the next day you’re out, several iconic restaurants in the Crescent City continue to stand the test of time. Year after year of offering tried and true dishes, exceptional libations and top-notch service in a charming atmosphere, these historical dining institutions have garnered countless accolades and legions of fans. And due to our unwavering affinity for timeless traditions and classic cuisine, these legends remain as prominent and celebrated today as they were decades ago.

Antoine’s Restaurant

Summertime Sip and Stroll

June 07, 2022
“Summertime, and the livin' is easy,” goes the first line of George Gershwin’s amazing 1934 aria “Summertime,” one of the most popular jazz standards of all time. Summer is a wonderful time for evening strolls to take in the sights and sounds of New Orleans, dipping in to cool your heels and treating yourself to a refreshing sip and live music now and then.

Immersed in Van Gogh

June 07, 2022
Once at Vacation Bible School—yes, I went to Vacation Bible School, once and only once—anyway, once at Vacation Bible School when I was 9 years old, we were asked a strange question: if we could be any other person in the world for one day, who would we want to be? Stunned, I raised my hand and stated very clearly that my parents did not allow me to fantasize about things that could not happen, but if I did, I would want to be Gloria Vanderbilt because she was a strong woman with a great head of hair, and I liked denim.


June 07, 2022
I am mad bananas for 1970s disaster movies. I was a “Towering Inferno” of excitement when Ms. Shelley Winters declared herself a very skinny girl in the water. Flipping ships, earthquakes, volcanoes, and distressed airliners had me sitting on the edge of my bean bag chair waiting for the Sunday night movie. It only got better when they sold me the catastrophe with an all-star cast. While other kids were counting cookies with Bert and Ernie, the simple words “Ernest Borgnine” had me counting the days till I could see him save the day, and Stella Stevens.