Our Mission

The Backbeat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Louisiana non-profit corporation whose mission is to foster support of the rich New Orleans cultural heritage through the presentation of innovative arts and music programming and community based events and projects. Learn more about us.

Upcoming events

Garden Party

Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage

Garden Party

Garden Party
April 19 4:00 PM
Flow Tribe

Blue Nile

Flow Tribe

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 24 10:00 PM Tickets
MIA BORDERS and STOOGES BRASS BAND

Blue Nile Balcony Room

MIA BORDERS and STOOGES BRASS BAND

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 24 10:00 PM Tickets
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION:Vault Session #1 w/ sp. guest Sister Sparrow AND MAURICE MOBETTA BROWN & Soul’d U Out

Blue Nile

BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION:Vault Session #1 w/ sp. guest Sister Sparrow AND MAURICE MOBETTA BROWN & Soul’d U Out

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 24 11:55 PM Tickets
JOHNNY SKETCH & THE DIRTY NOTES

Blue Nile Balcony Room

JOHNNY SKETCH & THE DIRTY NOTES

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 24 11:55 PM Tickets
The Soul Rebels

Blue Nile

The Soul Rebels

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 10:00 PM Tickets
Brass-A-Holics

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Brass-A-Holics

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 10:00 PM Tickets
Fest Mob feat. Steven Bernstein, Will Bernard, Johnny Vidacovich, Kirk Joseph and more…

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Fest Mob feat. Steven Bernstein, Will Bernard, Johnny Vidacovich, Kirk Joseph and more…

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 11:55 PM Tickets
Gravity A: Talking Heads Tribute feat. Cliff Hines

Blue Nile

Gravity A: Talking Heads Tribute feat. Cliff Hines

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 11:55 PM Tickets
MARCO BENEVENTO Plays JAMES BOOKER with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton

Blue Nile Balcony Room

MARCO BENEVENTO Plays JAMES BOOKER with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 27 10:00 PM Tickets
Ivan Neville Piano Sessions Vol. 5

Blue Nile

Ivan Neville Piano Sessions Vol. 5

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 9:00 PM Tickets
The Main Squeeze

Blue Nile Balcony Room

The Main Squeeze

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 11:00 PM Tickets
THE CREATOR ENSEMBLE: Skerik, Alecia Chakour, Cochemea Gastelum, Joe Russo, John Medeski, Robert Walter, James Singleton

Blue Nile Balcony Room

THE CREATOR ENSEMBLE: Skerik, Alecia Chakour, Cochemea Gastelum, Joe Russo, John Medeski, Robert Walter, James Singleton

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 11:55 PM Tickets
Royal Southern Brotherhood plus Neville Jacobs

Botanical Garden

Royal Southern Brotherhood plus Neville Jacobs

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 7:00 PM Tickets
WILLIE SUGARCAPPS feat. Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Sugarcane Jane & Corky Hughes

Blue Nile Balcony Room

WILLIE SUGARCAPPS feat. Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Sugarcane Jane & Corky Hughes

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 10:00 PM Tickets
B.R.Y.A.C. FUNK FEST: feat. Kung Fu, Ryan Montbleau, Billy Iuso and more

Blue Nile

B.R.Y.A.C. FUNK FEST: feat. Kung Fu, Ryan Montbleau, Billy Iuso and more

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 10:00 PM Tickets
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION plus HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND

Blue Nile

BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION plus HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS

Blue Nile Balcony Room

SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
The Main Squeeze

Blue Nile

The Main Squeeze

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 11:55 PM Tickets
The Mike Dillon Band

Blue Nile Balcony Room

The Mike Dillon Band

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 11:55 PM Tickets
WimBASH ALL STARS: Featuring DOUG WIMBISH with NIGEL HALL, KHRIS ROYAL, BIG SAM WILLIAMS, JOSH CONNELLY plus more

Blue Nile

WimBASH ALL STARS: Featuring DOUG WIMBISH with NIGEL HALL, KHRIS ROYAL, BIG SAM WILLIAMS, JOSH CONNELLY plus more

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 10:00 PM Tickets
Marco Benevento

Blue Nile

Marco Benevento

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 11:55 PM Tickets
FUNKY BUT BETTER: featuring BIG SAM WILLIAMS with MARCO BENEVENTO, ROOSEVELT COLLIER, DOUG WIMBISH and more Plus John Michael Bradford

Blue Nile

FUNKY BUT BETTER: featuring BIG SAM WILLIAMS with MARCO BENEVENTO, ROOSEVELT COLLIER, DOUG WIMBISH and more Plus John Michael Bradford

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 10:00 PM Tickets
Nth Power

Blue Nile

Nth Power

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 10:00 PM Tickets
Garden Party

Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage

Garden Party

Garden Party
May 10 4:00 PM
Garden Party

Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage

Garden Party

Garden Party
June 14 4:00 PM