Backbeat

Backbeat Foundation began its Backbeat Jazzfest Series in 2006, crossing our fingers and hoping that the music lovers who annually descend upon our city would not let Hurricane Katrina silence the music, passion and kinetic energy of the night. The fans did not disappoint. As the series matures we strive to create not just concerts, but happenings that encourage new collaborations on stage and help to create unique and intimate experiences for our supporters and the musicians alike. Our programming is intended to inspire discovery of new music and honor the legends that laid the bedrock upon which this temple of music we call New Orleans is built.

Upcoming events

Funk Monkey

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Funk Monkey

April 26 10:00 PM Tickets
PIRATE’S CHOICE

Blue Nile Balcony Room

PIRATE’S CHOICE

April 26 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

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

Blue Nile

Ivan Neville Piano Sessions Vol. 5

April 29 9:00 PM Tickets
The Main Squeeze

Blue Nile Balcony Room

The Main Squeeze

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

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

Botanical Garden

Royal Southern Brotherhood plus Neville Jacobs

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

April 30 10:00 PM Tickets
B.R.Y.A.C. FUNK FEST: feat. Kung Fu, Ryan Montbleau, Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives

Blue Nile

B.R.Y.A.C. FUNK FEST: feat. Kung Fu, Ryan Montbleau, Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives

April 30 10:00 PM Tickets
TOUBAB KREWE

Blue Nile Balcony Room

TOUBAB KREWE

April 30 11:55 PM Tickets
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION plus HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND

Blue Nile

BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION plus HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND

May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES plus TANK & THE BANGAS

Blue Nile Balcony Room

BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES plus TANK & THE BANGAS

May 1 10:00 PM Tickets
The Main Squeeze

Blue Nile

The Main Squeeze

May 1 11:55 PM Tickets
The Mike Dillon Band

Blue Nile Balcony Room

The Mike Dillon Band

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

May 2 10:00 PM Tickets
COREY HENRY’S TREME FUNKTET and BRASS-A-HOLICS

Blue Nile Balcony Room

COREY HENRY’S TREME FUNKTET and BRASS-A-HOLICS

May 2 10:00 PM Tickets
Marco Benevento

Blue Nile

Marco Benevento

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

May 3 10:00 PM Tickets
Luke Winslow King and Seth Walker plus special guests

Blue Nile Balcony Room

Luke Winslow King and Seth Walker plus special guests

May 3 10:00 PM Tickets
PIRATE’S CHOICE SPECTACLE: feat TK, humanBEING, Benyoro plus special guests

Blue Nile Balcony Room

PIRATE’S CHOICE SPECTACLE: feat TK, humanBEING, Benyoro plus special guests

May 3 11:55 PM Tickets
Nth Power

Blue Nile

Nth Power

May 4 10:00 PM Tickets