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

THE SOUL REBELS W/DJ GREEN LANTERN

Blue Nile

THE SOUL REBELS W/DJ GREEN LANTERN

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 28 10:00 PM Tickets
FLOW TRIBE + BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center

FLOW TRIBE + BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 28 10:00 PM Tickets
MIKE DILLON BAND

Blue Nile Balcony Room

MIKE DILLON BAND

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 28 10:30 PM Tickets
ADAM DEITCH QUARTET (late show / doors at 1am / tech 4/29)

Blue Nile

ADAM DEITCH QUARTET (late show / doors at 1am / tech 4/29)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 28 11:55 PM Tickets
THE WERKS (late show / doors at 1am / tech 4/29)

Blue Nile Balcony Room

THE WERKS (late show / doors at 1am / tech 4/29)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 28 11:55 PM Tickets
STOOGES BRASS BAND

Blue Nile Balcony Room

STOOGES BRASS BAND

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 9:30 PM Tickets
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND & THE LONDON SOULS

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center

HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND & THE LONDON SOULS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 10:00 PM Tickets
ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS

Blue Nile

ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 10:30 PM Tickets
WimBASH All-Star Tribute to Wood, Brass, and Steel (late show / doors at 1am / tech 4/30)

Blue Nile

WimBASH All-Star Tribute to Wood, Brass, and Steel (late show / doors at 1am / tech 4/30)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 29 11:55 PM Tickets
TANK AND THE BANGAS

Blue Nile

TANK AND THE BANGAS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
April 30 10:00 PM Tickets
RED BARAAT + SOUL BRASS BAND

Blue Nile

RED BARAAT + SOUL BRASS BAND

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
BRASS-A-HOLICS

Blue Nile Balcony Room

BRASS-A-HOLICS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 11:00 PM Tickets
DR. KLAW (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/2)

Blue Nile

DR. KLAW (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/2)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 1 11:55 PM Tickets
DRKWAV

Blue Nile

DRKWAV

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 10:30 PM Tickets
TOO MANY ZOOZ AND KHRIS ROYAL & DARK MATTER

Blue Nile Balcony Room

TOO MANY ZOOZ AND KHRIS ROYAL & DARK MATTER

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 10:30 PM Tickets
BITCHES BLOOM (late show / doors at midnight / tech 5/3)

Blue Nile

BITCHES BLOOM (late show / doors at midnight / tech 5/3)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 2 11:55 PM Tickets
IVAN NEVILLE’S PIANO SESSIONS VOL. 7

Blue Nile

IVAN NEVILLE’S PIANO SESSIONS VOL. 7

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 9:00 PM Tickets
NEW BREED BRASS BAND & SHAUN MARTIN

Blue Nile Balcony Room

NEW BREED BRASS BAND & SHAUN MARTIN

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 10:00 PM Tickets
THE MAIN SQUEEZE

Blue Nile

THE MAIN SQUEEZE

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 3 11:55 PM Tickets
TANK & THE BANGAS + MIA BORDERS

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center

TANK & THE BANGAS + MIA BORDERS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 10:00 PM Tickets
TOUBAB KREWE

Blue Nile

TOUBAB KREWE

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 10:30 PM Tickets
SPUTACULAR’S FUNK PARTY (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/5)

Blue Nile

SPUTACULAR’S FUNK PARTY (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/5)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 11:55 PM Tickets
STOOGES BRASS BAND (LATE SHOW / DOORS AT 1AM / TECH 5/5)

Blue Nile Balcony Room

STOOGES BRASS BAND (LATE SHOW / DOORS AT 1AM / TECH 5/5)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 4 11:55 PM Tickets
THE MAIN SQUEEZE + TOO MANY ZOOZ

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center

THE MAIN SQUEEZE + TOO MANY ZOOZ

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 5 10:00 PM Tickets
KERMIT RUFFINS

Blue Nile

KERMIT RUFFINS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 5 10:30 PM Tickets
IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO

Blue Nile Balcony Room

IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 5 10:30 PM Tickets
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/6)

Blue Nile

BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/6)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 5 11:55 PM Tickets
COREY HENRY’S TREME FUNKTET (LATE SHOW / DOORS AT 12:30AM / TECH 5/6)

Blue Nile Balcony Room

COREY HENRY’S TREME FUNKTET (LATE SHOW / DOORS AT 12:30AM / TECH 5/6)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 5 11:55 PM Tickets
COLIN LAKE BAND

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center

COLIN LAKE BAND

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 6 10:00 PM Tickets
BUREAU OF SABOTAGE

Blue Nile

BUREAU OF SABOTAGE

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 6 10:30 PM Tickets
BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Blue Nile Balcony Room

BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 6 10:30 PM Tickets
MARCO BENEVENTO (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/7)

Blue Nile

MARCO BENEVENTO (late show / doors at 1am / tech 5/7)

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 6 11:55 PM Tickets
PEDRITO MARTINEZ’S RUMBA PROJECT + WEEDIE BRAIMAH & THE HANDS OF TIME

Blue Nile Balcony Room

PEDRITO MARTINEZ’S RUMBA PROJECT + WEEDIE BRAIMAH & THE HANDS OF TIME

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 6 11:55 PM Tickets
FUNKY BUT BETTER

Blue Nile

FUNKY BUT BETTER

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 7 10:00 PM Tickets
JUJU FEST FINALE

Blue Nile Balcony Room

JUJU FEST FINALE

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 7 10:00 PM Tickets
BRASS-A-HOLICS

Blue Nile Balcony Room

BRASS-A-HOLICS

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 8 10:00 PM Tickets
NTH POWER + CHERYL PEPSII RILEY

Blue Nile

NTH POWER + CHERYL PEPSII RILEY

Backbeat Jazz Fest
May 8 10:30 PM Tickets