This weekend, New Orleans is home to a ton of fun and exciting events centered around two of our favorite topics: music and food! From a celebration of Bounce music to the Vieux To Do Festival in the French Quarter, there’s sure to be something fun that’s right up your alley. Check out these five awesome things to do in New Orleans this weekend.
Thursday, June 9th:
BOUNCE VI at Republic: Head to Republic for the biggest night of bounce music in New Orleans. The line up features the king of bounce: DJ Jubilee, Big Freedia and one of the last performances by Sissy Nobby! Head to Republic at 10PM and party with this energetic style of NOLA hip hop! Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door; Show is 18+.
Friday, June 10th:
Beirut at Republic: Catch this indie pop/rock/folk-hybrid band at Republic with opener Twin Sister. Get ready for a rockin’ good time as you catch this renowned band in this intimate stage setting. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door; Show is 18+.
Where Y’art At NOMA: Check out the opening of SWOON, a new collection at NOMA. Be sure to get there by 6PM for a lecture with the artist: SWOON and enjoy live music from 5:30PM – 8:30PM from the Five Kings.
Saturday, June 11th:
Vieux To Do Festival: This festival in the French Quarter combines three festivals into one! The Louisiana Seafood Festival, The Creole Tomato Festival and the Zydeco Music Festival. It runs on Saturday and Sunday, so make sure you head out there for at least one day!
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes at The Maple Leaf: Check out this awesome New Orleans band at this legendary New Orleans music venue. If you missed this funky band at French Quarter Festival or Jazz Fest, here’s your chance to see them!
These are my five picks for the weekend. What events are you looking forward to?