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

Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus special guests Khris Royal & Dark Matter

Freret Street PubliQ House

Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus special guests Khris Royal & Dark Matter

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 9:00 PM Tickets
SOUL REBELS

Blue Nile

SOUL REBELS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 10:00 PM Tickets
B.R.Y.A.C. Funk Fest: Kung Fu, Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives, B.R.Y.A.C. Funk AllStars

Blue Nile Balcony Room

B.R.Y.A.C. Funk Fest: Kung Fu, Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives, B.R.Y.A.C. Funk AllStars

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 10:00 PM Tickets
NIGEL HALL & THE CONGREGATION [Late Show technically 4/26]

Blue Nile

NIGEL HALL & THE CONGREGATION [Late Show technically 4/26]

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 25 11:55 PM Tickets
Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet plus EMEFE and Yojimbo

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet plus EMEFE and Yojimbo

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 26 10:00 PM Tickets
New Orleans NightCrawlers plus special guest

Blue Nile Balcony Room

New Orleans NightCrawlers plus special guest

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 27 10:00 PM Tickets
GARDEN PARTY: Cyril Neville w/ Brian J., Devon Allman, Tommy Malone, Mike Zito, Mia Borders & Luke Winslow King

Botanical Garden

GARDEN PARTY: Cyril Neville w/ Brian J., Devon Allman, Tommy Malone, Mike Zito, Mia Borders & Luke Winslow King

Backbeat Jazz FestGarden Party
April 29 6:00 PM
Justice Aid: feat. Theresa Andersson and Flow Tribe

Botanical Garden

Justice Aid: feat. Theresa Andersson and Flow Tribe

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 7:00 PM Tickets
IVAN NEVILLE PIANO SESSIONS VOL.4

Blue Nile

IVAN NEVILLE PIANO SESSIONS VOL.4

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 9:00 PM Tickets
stooges brass band

Blue Nile Balcony Room

stooges brass band

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 10:00 PM Tickets
TOUBAB KREWE: STEAL YOUR COVERS [Toubab Krewe covers Grateful Dead covers]

Blue Nile

TOUBAB KREWE: STEAL YOUR COVERS [Toubab Krewe covers Grateful Dead covers]

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 11:00 PM Tickets
Royal Southern Brotherhood’s Exile on Royal Street plus Lil’ Band O’ Gold

Botanical Garden

Royal Southern Brotherhood’s Exile on Royal Street plus Lil’ Band O’ Gold

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 7:00 PM Tickets
BRASS-A-HOLICS

Blue Nile

BRASS-A-HOLICS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
Mike Dillon Band plus FEST MOB feat. Steven Bernstein, Kirk Joseph, Will Bernard, Mike Dillon + sp. guests

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Mike Dillon Band plus FEST MOB feat. Steven Bernstein, Kirk Joseph, Will Bernard, Mike Dillon + sp. guests

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
TOUBAB KREWE [Late Show technically 5/2]

Blue Nile

TOUBAB KREWE [Late Show technically 5/2]

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 11:55 PM Tickets
Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Blue Nile

Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 10:00 PM Tickets
Mia Borders plus The Main Squeeze

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Mia Borders plus The Main Squeeze

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 10:00 PM Tickets
Earphunk and Stooges Brass Band [LATE SHOW technically 5/3]

Blue Nile

Earphunk and Stooges Brass Band [LATE SHOW technically 5/3]

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 11:55 PM Tickets
Royal Potato Family 5th Birthday Celebration: w/ Marco Benevento + Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Blue Nile

Royal Potato Family 5th Birthday Celebration: w/ Marco Benevento + Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 10:00 PM Tickets
Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes plus Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes plus Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 10:00 PM Tickets
WimBash: Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover (Living Colour), Eric Krasno, Khris Royal, Nigel Hall + more [Late Show technically 5/4]

Blue Nile

WimBash: Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover (Living Colour), Eric Krasno, Khris Royal, Nigel Hall + more [Late Show technically 5/4]

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 11:55 PM Tickets
Funky But Better w/ Big Sam Williams + sp. guests Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, Doug Wimbish, Terrence Houston & more plus The Bridge Trio

Blue Nile

Funky But Better w/ Big Sam Williams + sp. guests Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, Doug Wimbish, Terrence Houston & more plus The Bridge Trio

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 10:00 PM Tickets
Luke Winslow King plus special guest

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Luke Winslow King plus special guest

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 10:00 PM Tickets