The New Yearwood

by Micah Haley

The cliché is that country’s down to earth. Although that label easily applies to Trisha Yearwood personally, her country soars, reaching for the sky with each breath. The Southern girl, born in Monticello, Georgia, worked hard to get her career to the stratosphere in the early ‘90s with her self-titled debut album, featuring the smash […]

Country’s Favorite Couple Plays New Orleans

by Meghan McGee

Garth Brooks has come back to The Big Easy. This weekend, he’ll be performing several shows with his partner in rhyme, Trisha Yearwood. Brooks is a living legend whose country music career has spanned over twenty years. Along the way, he’s won Grammys, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and become the fastest selling album artist in […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

by Jordan McGuire

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival that was created by Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan. The trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, tailoring the best elements to Franklin, TN where Griffin now resides. The festival will take off September 26-27. […]

Voodoo 2015 Lineup Swings For the Fences

by Arthur Vandelay

In a city filled with festivals, Voodoo is consistently the best. And this year, the fest kicks off on Friday, October 30, which means Halloween will actually land on Saturday. And after a day filled with music, food and art, Halloween night arrives on Frenchmen Street. Here’s the lineup: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30   Florence+The Machine Jack […]

Garth Brooks Breaks His Louisiana Record in Forty-Three Seconds

by Jordan McGuire

Garth Brooks has broken his Louisiana ticket sales record in just 43 minutes. The previous record was from April 23 – 25, 1998, at Pete Maravich Center in Baton Rouge when he sold 42,110 tickets. Today he has sold 55,423 tickets for Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and tickets are still selling! The shows […]

Scene in Texas: Summer Fest 2015

by Jordan McGuire

Houston’s heat and humidity are no match for the faithful fans of Free Press Summer Fest. In its seventh year, FPSF will bring together the best of the genres with headliners like Weezer, Skrillex, Major Lazer and St. Vincent. The Welcome to Houston set returns this year to pay homage to the city’s rap scene, […]

Garth Brooks World Tour Starts in New Orleans

by Jordan McGuire

Garth Brooks is set to make his first headline appearance in New Orleans. For the first time in 18 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Louisiana!  The shows will be Friday, July 10, 7:00 PM and Saturday, July 11, 7:00 PM at Smoothie King Center. Tickets will be on sale […]

Wendell Pierce in ‘Brothers From The Bottom’

by Jordan McGuire

Brothers from the Bottom will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and star Tony Award winner Wendell Pierce in a limited engagement. Here’s the press release:  Following their acclaimed Brooklyn run, the award-winning Billie Holiday Theater (BHT) at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Stage Company join forces […]

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Soundtrack Available for Purchase

by Jordan McGuire

Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up album to soundtrack smash Pitch Perfect, is available for pre-order today. The Barden Bellas are back! Here’s the press release: The Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world. Pitch Perfect 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash hit and platinum-selling soundtrack, Pitch Perfect, will be available for pre-order […]