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Sarah McLachlan

Friday, August 1st
Saenger Theater
Tickets on sale March 21st for the Nola stop on her new tour supporting her new CD, "Shine On."

Satchmo Summerfest

August 1st - 3rd
Old US Mint
Satchmo SummerFest features free, local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The community festival also features the ‘Red Bean Alley,’ festival food booths operated by some of New Orleans finest restaurants, open throughout the festival weekend. Free.

Win Sesame St Live Tickets with Steve Suter

Saturday, August 2nd, 10a-12p
Dollar General in Covington
Join Steve Suter at the new Dollar General with your chance to win 4 packs of tickets to Sesame Street Live!  Get details

Justin Timberlake

Sunday, August 3rd
New Orleans Arena
Justin brings his 20/20 Experience World Tour to New Orleans highlighting songs from his recent CD's of the same name.  General on-sale for tickets is November 18th through Ticketmaster.

Sushi Fest

Sunday, August 17th
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans Magazine's Sushi Fest and Competition will feature sushi creations from restaurants around the New Orleans area. Each participating chef will compete in various categories. One sushi chef will be crowned the 2014 Grand Champion by a panel of judges. Enjoy an evening with some of New Orleans' best sushi chefs while enjoying Japanese beer, sake and live entertainment. Tickets $10 in advance, $20 at the door.

Evening with Toto

Monday, August 18th
House of Blues
Magic 101.9 presents Toto live in concert!  See them perform hits like "Rosanna," "Hold the Line," "Africa" and more.  Tickets are $35 plus fees.

One Republic

Thursday, August 21st
UNO Lakefront Arena
The band behind their first hits song "Apologize" and one of their more recent "Counting Stars" will be live in concert.  Tickets range from $33 to $67.

Crosby, Stills and Nash

Saturday, August 23rd
Saenger Theater
More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times.

Saints Kickoff Run

Saturday, September 6th
Champions Square
The 5k the day before the Saints season opener at the Atlanta Falcons begins in Champions Square and ends with fans running through the Saints team tunnel onto the playing field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, sprinting to a finish on the 50-yard line. There will also be an NFL ‘PLAY 60’ Fun Run for Kids. Proceeds will benefit NORDC (New Orleans Recreation Development Commission) and the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Demi Lovato

Wednesday, September 17th
UNO Lakefront Arena
Platinum-selling music artist and The X Factor judge Demi Lovato stops in New Orelans on her latest tour.  Tickets for the pop-stars show go on sale on June 6th through Ticketmaster.

One Direction

Thursday, September 25th
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
They are easily the most popular boy-band on the planet and their long-awaited arrival to New Orleans for a concert is finally official.  General on sale is December 7th at 12pm.

David Gray

Friday, September 26th
Saenger Theater
Twenty-one years since his first studio album, and the success of "White Ladder" (seven million copies sold), Gray is back on tour supporting his 10th album "Mutineers." Tickets go on sale 8/1 at 10am.


October 7th - 12th
Saenger Theater
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

Katy Perry

Wednesday, October 8th
New Orleans Arena
Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour will make it's 2nd to last stop right here in New Orleans.  Tickets range from $27-$100 through Ticketmaster.

Paul McCartney

Saturday, October 11th
(rescheduled from Thursday, June 19th
Smoothie King Center
The legendary Paul McCartney is getting back "Out There" on tour. The 'Out There' tour features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career--as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set also includes material from Paul’s most recent album, "New."

Straight No Chaser

Tuesday, October 28th
Mahalia Jackson Theater
The professional a capella group that was formed in college turned national recording artists will be live in Mahalia Jackson. 

Phantom of the Opera

November 5th - 16th
Saenger Theater
Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this "Phantom" one of the largest productions now on tour.

Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend

November 7th-9th
UNO Lakefront Arena
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.  Tickets $18-$28

Dirty Dancing

December 16th - 21st
Saenger Theater
This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do you Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”


February 3rd - 8th
Saenger Theater
One of the world’s best-loved musicals is back! The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. Featuring the beloved book and songs including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

Disney on Ice: Frozen

April 30th - May 3rd
UNO Lakefront Arena
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Hans will come to life (fittingly on ice) when the “Frozen” Disney On Ice tour comes to New Orleans.  Tickets range from $25-$95.

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