Do you love live music? Are you looking for a new act to fall in love with? Or maybe just want to make sure you don’t miss a classic when it comes to town? Here we profile a few of our favorite shows coming to the New Orleans area in November.

Jay-Z. 4:44 Tour

A legend whose music is consistently cutting edge. Jay-Z holds the record for solo artist with the most number one singles on the Billboard Top 200. The rapper is one of the best-selling artists of all time and is touring currently in support of his latest album, 4:44.

Show date: Thursday, November 8th.

Where: New Orleans Arena

Tickets: From $27-$269. Available through Ticketmaster.

Ani DiFranco Plus MILCK

Ani DiFranco is a multi-instumentalist who has released over twenty albums during her career. A New Orleans resident, she is one of the first artists to create her own record label, Righteous Babe. Her music has been called both folk and alternative, but it is hard to classify into one genre. She will be performing with MILCK who calls her work Cathartic Pop. Also a multi-instrumentalist, MILCK gained a national following after performing a variety of flash mobs at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. in January of 2015.

Concert Date: Sunday, November 19th

Where: House of Blues, New Orleans

Tickets: Starting at $27. Available on the House of Blues website.


Rapper DMX known best for his hit song “Party Up (Up in Here)” performs at The House of Blues.

Concert Date: Saturday, November 18th

Where: House of Blues

Tickets: Starting at $39. Available on the House of Blues website.

Tuba Skinny

One of my favorite local bands, they play an old-time jazz that’s hard to find many other places. They’ve traveled all over the world, but New Orleans is their home and they do a couple shows a month here and there. Catch them early-ish on Frenchmen Street where they started their career on the streets.

Date: November 17th

Where: D.B.A. at 6PM.

Tickets: admission is free.

Indian Blue Featuring Sasone, Fohl, and Boudreaux

Catch this local blues act at at the Historic Dew Drop Jazz Hall and Social Club. This venue fills up quick so feel free to bring your lawn chairs so you can catch the show from the lawn. Kids are welcome at these fun live music shows.

Date: November 17th

Where: Dew Drop Social Hall and Benevolent Jazz Club, Mandeville

Tickets: Admission is $10/person.

Abita Opry

A true Northshore original, the Abita Opry puts on just three shows in the fall and three shows in the spring. The lineup for the the November show looks especially good.

Date: Saturday, November 18th

Where: Abita Springs Town Hall

Tickets: $18 and available for purchase at Town Hall during regular business hours.

Tracy Byrd

Country recording artist Tracy Byrd has been playing since 1993 and has had two number one hits and eleven singles in the billboard top ten. He’ll be playing at local hot spot Rockin’ Willy’s.

Date: Friday, November 17th

Where: Rockin’ Willy’s Bar and Grill

Tickets: $30-$35. Available online.

Tab Benoit

Tab loves to play Ruby’s on Thanksgiving weekend. The famous blues guitarist and Louisiana native always puts on a good show. Grab one of those available relatives and see if they watch the kids while you check out the show.

Date: Friday, November 24th

Where: Ruby’s Roadhouse

Tickets: Admission charge is usually around $10, but you should call the day of to confirm prices for the show.


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