Calendar of Events
Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Saturday, October 03, 2015
New Orleans, La
"There was a time when popular music was distilled from desperation, and a striving, raw ambition, and a healthy fear of the damnation of the lord. Songs with an edge, a secret code, a punk energy that is undeniable... that is the music of the Ponderosa Stomp." Founded at the turn of the century (the twenty-first century, that is) by New Orleans anesthesiologist and avid record collector Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos, this American roots festival dedicates itself to recognizing the architects of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, swamp pop, reggae, and soul. Performers from a bygone era return to the spotlight with two concerts at the Rock 'n' Bowl (3000 South Carrollton Avenue) as well as a two-day music-history conference and vinyl record show at the Wyndham Hotel (701 Convention Center Boulevard). Live music by the likes of Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon with Los Straitjackets, Irma Thomas, Barbara Lynn, and many more. For full line-up, visit ponderosastomp.com.
|A Wicked Good Play|
For four weeks, the Saenger welcomes back Wicked, based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. This musical—with lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz—tells the pre-Dor...
|Bayou Country Superfest|
Dig out those cowboy boots, throw on a hat, and head over to Tiger Stadium this Memorial Day weekend where country fans from all over will be descending to enjoy superstar performa...
|Four Flags Over Natchez: Festival of Music Returns|
Every May since 1991, the Natchez Festival of Music has been making southwest Mississippi musical, staging a month-long whirlwind of operas, operettas, Broadway musicals, jazz, an...
|NOLA Wine & Food Experience |
What began as a one-day meeting-of-the-minds between winemakers and chefs a couple decades ago has mushroomed into a grand celebration of wine and food that attracts tens of thousa...