June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

13:21 June 10, 2016
By: Staff

Music/Performance

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Colossal at the Southern Rep Theatre
Saturday, June 4 – Sunday, June 19
Thursday–Saturday Performances 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 3 p.m.
Southern Rep Theatre
southernrep.com/plays/colossal

Playwright Andrew Hinderaker and Director Aimée Hayes illuminate the beauty and danger inherent in America’s favorite sport. After suffering a catastrophic injury on the football field, a star college player faces greater challenges than just his physical recovery. Mike must come to terms with how this life-changing accident has affected his relationships with his father and his teammates. This award-winning theatrical tour-de-force combines football, a live drumline, and modern dance in an epic exploration of masculinity and the limits of the human body.

 

BraVeau at Beau Rivage
Tuesday, June 7 – Sunday, August 7
Monday-Thursday 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Beau Rivage Casino
beaurivage.com

An internationally-renowned cast is bringing an infusion of traditional commedia dell'arte with modern cirque sophistication and drama to the Beau Rivage Theater. The exhilarating performance features aerialists, acrobats, trapeze acts, dance routines, contortionists and, of course, clowns. Tickets can be purchased online on Beau Rivage’s website or at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

7th Annual 610 Stompers Ball Crawl 
Saturday, June 11
1 - 9 p.m. 
Locations Vary
610stompers.com

The 610 Stompers 7th Annual Ball Crawl titled “Wet Hot American Stomper” is a rowdy fundraiser benefiting STAIR, a children's literacy organizatio, and Angels’ Place, a charity for families with children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. Join your favorite all-male dance group in your best camp attire for an Uptown bar crawl where you get to learn their infamous dance moves and get some sweet swag while raising money for a good cause. This year’s crawl is scheduled to stop at The Kingpin, Grit’s Bar, F&M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood, Le Bon Temps and two new bars that won't disappoint.

 

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco
Sunday, June 12
6:30 p.m. 
Champions Square
champions-square.com

Weezer and Panic! At The Disco announced their massive, co-headlined 40+ city summer tour in support of their respective new albums Weezer and Death Of A Bachelor. Stopping here for an outdoor concert at Champions Square, these popular performers are sure to provide a great evening along with special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. 

 

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

WWE Raw
Monday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Smoothie King Center
smoothiekingcenter.com

WWE returns to New Orleans for the final time this year with a six-man tag team main event, featuring Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & AJ Styles vs. Sheamus, Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens. See all your favorite WWE stars including John Cena, The New Day, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, Kaliso, The Divas and many more. Don’t miss your last chance to experience this live event that brings all of the intense WWE excitement as seen on TV right before your eyes. 

 

Selena Gomez 
Tuesday, June 14
7:30 p.m. 
Smoothie King Center
smoothiekingcenter.com

Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez makes an exciting stop in New Orleans this summer on her worldwide “Revival Tour”. The tour follows the release of her new album Revival and brings along DNCE, the pop band fronted by Joe Jonas, and singer Bea Miller as openers. 

 

LGBTQ

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

New Orleans Pride 
Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19 
Bourbon Street 
prideneworleans.com

This full weekend pride celebration includes special events throughout the city, with a festival based in Washington Square Park. An evening with Bianca Del Rio at the Joy Theater kicks off the weekend on Friday night, with the Official Pride Party on Saturday at The Bourbon Pub, followed by a free pride parade through the French Quarter and several parade after-parties. Pridefest on Bourbon will take place on Sunday, offering free giveaways, a stage with performances by local male and female impersonators, local bands, and the celebrity Grand Marshal. 

 

Festivals

French Market Creole Tomato Festival 
Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 12
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
French Market 
frenchmarket.org

For 30 years, this free festival has celebrated the unique Louisiana vegetable that adds so much to many local recipes. Life-sized tomatoes stroll the grounds handing out tomato shaped fans surrounded by live music and food booths offering some of the best Creole tomato recipes. A Second Line kicks off the festival, which also includes a ‘Best of the Fest’ cooking contest, cooking demonstrations, and a Creole Tomato Parade. This year there will be an additional outdoor music stage at Crescent Park to make room for even more local legends to perform. And the best part is that admission is free!

 

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Roots Reggae Culture Festival
Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tad Gormley Stadium 
rrcfest.com

Rolling Along Productions presents the first annual Roots Reggae Culture Festival, the only New Orleans reggae event on this scale with roots, reggae and culture all in one. All lovers of peace, spirituality, unity and upliftment are invited to come enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Caribbean culture. Performances by headliners and great artists along with culturally authentic food, crafts and entertainment offer two full days of fun that properly represents this widely-celebrated and influential group. 

 

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival 
Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19 
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Armstrong Park
jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco

The 10th Annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is a free two-day event full of classic local flavor. With world-famous Cajun cuisine, Cajun and Zydeco music, and exquisite handcrafted items that come from centuries of bayou culture, this festival truly captures the cultural traditions it is meant to honor. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation hosts this yearly event that fills the park with sounds of fiddles, accordions, washboards, guitars, great food and crafts. 

 

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Nola Caribbean Festival
Saturday, June 25
11:00am-10:00pm
Roux Carre, 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
nolacaribbeanfestival.com

The Nola Caribbean Festival is a festival held every year in New Orleans, and its purpose is to celebrate Caribbean culture in a number of its aspects.  Featuring Caribbean food, music, art and more, the festival highlights and celebrates the connection that the city of New Orleans has always had with Caribbean people and culture.  This is the first year that the festival will be held at the Roux Carre after years of being held on Freret street, and it will be a full day of colorful culture and fun for the entire family.

 

Sports & Fitness

Crescent City Levee Run 
Saturday, June 4
7 p.m. 
River Road & Labarre
ccc10k.com/crescent-city-levee-run

The inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Levee Run replaces the Crescent Connection Bridge Run this year due to construction. The 4-mile race presented by Michelob Ultra and benefiting Ochsner Hospital for Children will begin on River Road & Labarre, run up on the Levee, along the Mississippi River and finish near Ochsner Hospital. While only temporarily replacing the Crescent Connection Bridge Run, the Levee Run will remain part of the Classic Race Series even after the Bridge Run is reinstated. 

 

June 2016: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Saints 2016 Minicamp 
Tuesday, June 14 - Thursday, June 16
Times Vary
New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie
neworleanssaints.com

The New Orleans Saints will hold a mandatory minicamp June 14-16 at their training facility in Metairie. No live contact is permitted in the offseason workout program, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills are permitted. All players are expected to be present for the minicamp.

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