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Best Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

07:00 June 13, 2024
By: Staff

Best of the June 13-16, 2024 Weekend in NOLA

Idles at the Fillmore


Grammy-nominated rock group Idles is embarking on a new tour to promote their most recent album, Tangk. The English punk rockers have stomped their way through the game since the publication of their critically praised first album Brutalism in 2017. The event will start at 7 p.m. on June 13 at the Fillmore. Tickets range from $49-$115.

Sazerac House Tasting Events


Get in the spirit this June with the Sazerac House'sguided whiskey and cocktail-tasting experiences. From June 14 through 17 and June 23, guests can expect to get a taste of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Sazerac de Forge Cognac, and premium batched cocktails crafted just in time for the summer season. Tickets for the events vary in price and can be purchased online.

A Taste of the Caribbean at Briquette


Five dishes with a Caribbean flair will be served at Briquette's Taste of the Caribbean event, as well as matched with rum cocktails by Oxbow Estate Distillery. Seasonal Old Fashioned, Rhum Louisiane Caipirinha, Kingston Shrimp, and Negril Ceviche are a few of the dishes and drinks that will be served. The event will be at 7 p.m. on June 14. Tickets are $150 per person.

Karen Waldrup at the House of Blues


Louisiana native and The Voice season 25 finalist Karen Waldrup will take the Parish Room stage at the House of Blues on June 14 at 9 p.m. Named a 2023 Top Five Artist to Watch by Country Evolution, Waldrup's "Worldwide" 2024 Tour is a must-see for country music fans. Tickets to see the rising country music star at the House of Blues vary in price depending on seating and can be purchased online.

Meril's Drag Brunch


On June 15, join Meril's for a drag brunch presented by Ivy Dripp & Lexis Redd D'Ville. A three-course breakfast and performances featuring local drag royalty are included with the ticket price. Add-on options include Bloody Marys, bubbles, and endless mimosas. The event starts at 11 a.m. and tickets are $68 a person.

Whitney Plantation Juneteenth Freedom Festival


The second annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival is set to take place on June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Whitney Plantation in Edgard, Louisiana. Featuring vendors, a self-guided tour around the museum, a dance workshop, and keynote speaker Holley Willis, the celebration is sure to be an unforgettable day of culture and community. While the festival is free and open to the public, online registration is required, with last entry being at 3 p.m.

Juneteenth Cookout in Arabi


On June 15 from 12 to 5 p.m., Dancing Grounds dancing studio will be hosting The Cookout: A Juneteenth Celebration for Black Liberation at St. Claude Arts in Arabi. This free community event will celebrate Juneteenth, a significant day in American history that signaled the end of slavery in America. There will be plenty of delicious food and live music.

Rob49 at the Smoothie King Center


Rob49, a popular NOLA rapper, is bringing his much-awaited 3rd Annual Vulture Island Experience—which will include concerts by Polo G, Hunxho, and many more—to the Smoothie King Center. The doors to the event will open at 7 p.m., while the actual event will be at 8 p.m. Tickets will range from $79-$2,000.

State Palace Reunion at the Metropolitan


Metro Nightclub's State Palace Reunion event is now accepting reservations for tickets. To keep visitors interested and delighted all night long, this event will provide a range of entertainment alternatives. A few of the highlights are going to include an open bar, live acts, and DJ sets. The event is scheduled for 10 p.m. on June 15. The price range for tickets is $25-$2,400.

Father's Day at Headquarters by Nice Guys Nola


If you're looking for a place to celebrate your father on June 16, Headquarters offers a unique experience with cocktails, small bites, and an intimate setting. As a sister establishment to Nice Guys Nola, the elevated and eclectic space is best known for its lively jazz brunches. Located in the Warehouse District, the two-story space specializes in Southern flavors and musical performances, which are perfect for a Father's Day treat.

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