New Orleans is one of the best cities to be for people watch and to find live music. With historical roots in many genres and many renowned musicians hailing from this great region, the music scene here is unsurpassed. Especially in the spring and summer, bands from around the country love to tour here and bring their talents to the fans of New Orleans, including these top five upcoming concerts and festivals:
With all of her twerking, provocatively-dressing glory, Miley and her new persona will be visiting the Big Easy on March 18 in the newly (dreadfully) designated Smoothie King Center. All Miley fans from around the state will be here to watch her twerk on stage and sing from her newest album.
This UK-based boy band has made major fans in the States, and they have finally made their way to Louisiana. Coming to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 25, these heartthrobs are bound to keep everyone under 18 screaming for a few years to come.
Kings of Leon
For those who are not so into pop music, this popular alternative band will have a performance of their Mechanical Bull Tour at the Smoothie King Center on April 11. This show will be one not to miss, as they are very popular among many age groups.
Formally known as the Buku Music+Art Project, this relatively new music festival coming on March 21 and 22 is very big within the crowd following EDM. The festival has tried to find its ground in the past few years, and they are increasing their focus to include EDM but also lean toward more pop-techno big names. Headliners this year include David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, and Zedd, but they also include many more popular DJs and mix artists enjoyed solely by the EDM community. Either way, all who like electronic music of any sort will be sure to enjoy this festival.
The widely-acclaimed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is coming back from April 25- May 4 with names bigger than ever, including Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Trey Songz, and Robin Thicke. This is one of the largest, if not the largest, festivals in New Orleans, and they bring in the best music of many varying genres for all ages and music tastes. If you can bail out the money for the full pass, this festival is well worth it.