Though still retaining its essential focus on the music of New Orleans and Louisiana, OffBeat Magazine has broadened its mission to include coverage of the cocktail and the restaurant scene while also offering extensive event-related content about Mardi Gras, the French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Satchmo Summerfest and more.
New Orleans Music and Culture
This monthly magazine, distributed free in New Orleans, has an international circulation, and is, like WWOZ, an essential lifeline for staying connected with the local music scene (also available online and via an iPhone app). News, features, CD reviews, interviews and advocacy for the economic development of music in New Orleans and Louisiana. Search live music listings by date, genre or neighborhood/city. Also: Louisiana Music on Tour listings and Club and Concert Picks of the Week. Sign up at OffBeat.com for the the Weekly Beat email newsletter to stay current on music and other happenings. In January, the magazine presents “The Best of the Beat Awards” to celebrate music and musicians, with live performances and cuisine from favorite local restaurants.