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What to Expect from This Year’s New Orleans Music Month

by Mary Melnick

Sep 14, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Known as the city Built to Host, New Orleans lives up to the slogan by adding new attractions, campaigns, hotels and other happenings to its list. Check out the new happenings in New Orleans the next couple of months.


This October, visitors are welcomed to the city to celebrate the Birthplace of American Music during the launch of New Orleans Music Month. The month includes several events such as:



This celebration of New Orleans music, venues and artists returns for the third straight year, Sept. 28–Oct. 8.


Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Held Oct. 13–15, the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival celebrates the New Orleans tradition of blues, bringing together top performers from southern Louisiana and Mississippi.


NOLA MusiCon

NOLA MusiCon offers 3.5 days (Oct. 24–27) of informative panels and interviews featuring music industry professionals and leaders, interactive hands-on demos from cutting-edge brands, one-on-one mentor sessions and live performances.



Greater New Orleans, Inc. and New Orleans & Company, in partnership with The Idea Village and the City of New Orleans, launched METRONOME, a series of programs focused on growing the business aspect of the music industry. Looking to forge a resilient and dynamic music ecosystem, METRONOME offers a space where local industry professionals can unleash their full potential and flourish.


Looking ahead to New Orleans Music Month in 2024, Taylor Swift recently announced she will be taking her world-renowned ERAs Tour to the Caesars Superdome — a must-see for all music fans.



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