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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.

Beatles Tribute Show

Tuesday, September 16th
Tad Gormley Stadium
Fifty years ago to the day, thousands of frenzied fans experienced the concert of a lifetime at City Park Stadium – WYES is thrilled to recreate those feelings with the help of The Fab Four.  Tickets start at $35.

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.

Phillip Philips

Sunday, September 28th
Mahalia Jackson Theater
After winning American Idol, Phillip Philips had one of the biggest songs of the year on Magic 101.9 with "Home."  He was last in New Orleans on tour with John Mayer, but makes his headline tour debut at the Mahalia Jackson with all tickets on sale for $49.50.

Gretna Fest

October 3rd - 5th
Downtown Gretna
Gretna Fest celebrates 20 years this year with headline performers like CeeLo Green, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman, Marc Broussard and many more. Plus Gretna Fest favorites like the Italian Village, German Beer Garden, rides, crafts and great food. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at gate, $47.50 for 3 day tickets.


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."

Long Island Medium Live

Friday, October 17th & Saturday, October 18th
Saenger Theater
Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Second night added on 10/18! Tickets start at $39.75.

Boo at the Zoo

October 17th - 25th
Audubon Zoo
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo! This annual event is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for kids up to age 12, with trick-or-treat houses, Ghost Train, a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games with prizes, entertainment and more.

Gino Vannelli

October 24th - 25th
Civic Theater
The man behind the hit songs "I Just Wanna Stop" and "Living Inside Myself" will bring his voice live the the Civic Theater in the CBD for 2 nights. Tickets range from $45-$125.

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. 

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

Tuesday, November 4th
Civic Theater
Yes, that Nick Carter and that Jordan Knight.  The boy-band members from Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block will be live together on the "Nick & Knight Tour."  Tickets are $39.50.

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

James Taylor

Tuesday, November 11th
UNO Lakefront Arena
Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Tickets $65.50-$89.50.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Wednesday, December 17th
Smoothie King Center
The show is an impressive blend of the holidays and their Magic of Christmas hit songs along with a live rock-driven concert with a huge light and effect displays.  Their concert tour has been called a rock holiday tradition for a new generation.

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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