15 Best New Orleans Concerts this weekend

Experience the absolute best concerts in New Orleans this weekend with this epic guide.

Oct 14, 2021 by Kwhen Contributors

15 Best New Orleans  Concerts this weekend

Wanna catch the best concerts in New Orleans? Don't live miss live performances from Johnny Mathis and The Monkees, among many others this weekend. Why not take a chance on a new name? Every gig you see below gets the Kwhen stamp of approval. All you need to do is grab your tickets!

Natchez Balloon Festival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Natchez Balloon Festival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds

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When & Where

Fri, October 15, 2021, 10:00pm

The Fabulous Thunderbirds is an American blues rock band formed in Texas in 1974. After performing for several years in the Austin, Texas, blues scene, the band won a recording contract with Takoma/Chrysalis Records and later signed with Epic Records. In 2011, they signed with Severn Records.

L.O.L. Surprise! Live

L.O.L. Surprise! Live

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When & Where

Fri, October 15, 2021, 11:00pm

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:00am

John Royce Mathis is an American singer-songwriter of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. According to Guinness Music Chart historian Paul Gambaccini, Mathis has sold well over 360 million records worldwide, making him the third biggest selling artist of the 20th century. Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three separate recordings.

The Monkees

The Monkees

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:00am

In 1966, producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafaelson come up with the idea of creating a TV show that would feature the American answer to the Beatles, The Monkees. Eventually, four young men are chosen for the roles, Mickey Dolenz the former child TV star, the stage actor Davey Jones and the musicians, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. With the aid of a successful music producer and able TV promotion, the Monkees become a sensation. However, that success is tainted, to the chagrin of the band, as they find themselves labeled as talentless phonies. This film covers the band's frustrating struggle to prove their detractors wrong as they struggle to earn some artist legitimacy. Whether it's by learning to excel as a band or experimenting with wild ideas for their show and film, Head, nothing seems to work. Meanwhile the band have their internal tensions as various members struggle to decide what is really important to them, simple material success, or having real artistic respect for their wor

Tracy Lee Lawrence is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Atlanta, Texas and raised in Foreman, Arkansas, Lawrence began performing at age 15 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1990 to begin his country music career. He signed to Atlantic Records Nashville in 1991 and made his debut late that year with the album Sticks and Stones. Five more studio albums, as well as a live album and a compilation album, followed throughout the 1990s and into 2000 on Atlantic before the label's country division was closed in 2001. Afterward, he recorded for Warner Bros. Records, DreamWorks Records, Mercury Records Nashville, and his own labels, Rocky Comfort Records and Lawrence Music Group.

George Porter, Jr. with The Runnin Pardners

George Porter, Jr. with The Runnin Pardners

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:00am

George Joseph Porter Jr. is an American musician, best known as the bassist and singer of The Meters. Along with Art Neville, Porter formed the group in the mid 1960s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunion but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:00am

Joe Russo is an American drummer and half of the Benevento/Russo Duo. He has toured, performed and recorded with a number of other bands, including Cass McCombs, A Big Yes and a Small No, Fat Mama, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Younger Brother, Shpongle, Tom Hamilton's American Babies, the Trey Anastasio/ Mike Gordon duo, the Gene Ween Band, and Furthur. He also plays with the Shpongle Live Band. In 2013 he formed a Grateful Dead tribute band called Joe Russo's Almost Dead.

Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:30am

Black Stone Cherry is an American hard rock band, formed in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky, United States. They were signed to Roadrunner Records until 2015; the band is now signed to Mascot Label Group. The band consists of Chris Robertson, Ben Wells, Jon Lawhon, and John Fred Young. Black Stone Cherry has released six studio albums as well as three EPs, and have charted eight singles on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. Their latest album, Family Tree, was released on April 20, 2018 through Mascot Records.

Better Than Ezra

Better Than Ezra

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 2:00am

Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and signed to The End Records. The band formed in 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The current band consists of Kevin Griffin, Tom Drummond, and Michael Jerome. The band has released 8 studio albums, the most recent one being 2014's All Together Now. They are best known for their 1993 platinum album Deluxe and the 1995 single "Good", which hit no. 1 on the Hot Modern Rocks Tracks charts.

Anders Osborne

Anders Osborne

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When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 2:00am

Anders Osborne is an American singer/songwriter. He tours solo and with a band, and often plays in North Mississippi Osborne, a group formed by Osborne and North Mississippi Allstars.

Leyla Sarah McCalla is an American classical and folk musician. She was a cellist with the Grammy-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops but left to focus on her solo career.

Stephen Fain Earle is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982.

The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald

The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald

10

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 8:30am

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. It has been active for five decades, with its greatest success in the 1970s.

Michael McDonald is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers, including “What a Fool Believes,” “Minute By Minute,” and “Takin' It to the Streets.” McDonald has also performed as a prominent backing vocalist on numerous recordings by artists including Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and Kenny Loggins. He is considered an influential figure in the development of the yacht rock genre.

Jeff Scott Soto

Jeff Scott Soto

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When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 12:00am

Jeff Scott Soto is an American rock singer of Puerto Rican descent. He is best known for being the vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteen's first two albums, and the lead vocalist for Journey in 2006-2007. He also had a long tenure as the frontman of hard rock band Talisman. Currently he works as solo artist, with his self-named band SOTO and as the vocalist of supergroups W.E.T., Sons of Apollo and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Big Freedia (21+)

Big Freedia (21+)

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When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 1:00am

Freddie Ross, better known by her stage name Big Freedia, is an American musician known for her work in the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music. Freedia has been credited with helping popularize the genre, which was largely underground since developing in the early 1990s.

Galactic (18+)

Galactic (18+)

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When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 1:00am

Galactic is an American jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Gary Allan

Gary Allan

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When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 1:00am

Gary Allan Herzberg is an American country music artist. Signed to Decca Records in 1996, Allan made his country music debut with the release of his single "Her Man", the lead-off to his gold-certified debut album Used Heart for Sale, which was released in 1996 on Decca. His second album, It Would Be You, followed in 1998. Allan's third album, Smoke Rings in the Dark, was his first one for MCA Nashville and his first platinum album. His next albums, Alright Guy and See If I Care, both were also certified platinum while Tough All Over and Greatest Hits were both certified gold. His seventh studio album, Living Hard, was released later in 2007. His next two albums Get Off on the Pain and Set You Free, were released in 2010 and 2013 respectively and both reached the Top 10 on the Top Country Albums charts, with the latter reaching number one.

Club 90's Taylor Swift Night

Club 90's Taylor Swift Night

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When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 2:00am

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