Whether or not you’re attending Ganja White Night’s two-night tour stop at the Joy Theater this weekend, New Orleans’s venues are keeping extended hours all weekend long to cater to those late-night sonic hunger pangs. If you find yourself needing to dance off more summertime energy than usual this weekend, local underground artists and event producers have you covered.
Friday, August 3
Promising to be another one of the most unique and awe-inspiring events citywide, The Elephant Collective’s latest party celebrates the 10thanniversary of the Trifucta theme camp. This all-night event features three rooms of music from an array of local talent, including a silent disco starting at 2:30 a.m.; a spectacle of visual and lighting displays; live painting, sculpting, and performance art; and much more, spread across the 25,000-square-foot space.
Up-and-coming producers from across the region—snak pak, WAYVZ, and jU—set up to throw down a not-your-average late-night wobble fest at Republic NOLA, starting at midnight.
This rare all-vinyl set, featuring drum & bass artists Ben Shive, Simian, Greenleaf, Brother Electric, and Spektrum host DJ ærica, will keep the bassheads happy while shaking up the tempo, pace, and overall wee-hours mood.
House music heads can stroll through the French Quarter to The Starlight for the venue’s new weekly Friday night disco, house, and funk night—this time around featuring guest DJ Fayard as well as residents Les Voss and Ariel Sharone, aka Prime Minister.
Billed as “an all-inclusive dance music experience intended to build unity within a room in order to transcend time and space as a group,” this installment of Gimme a Reason features Dig Deeper LA’s MASHA, local favorite Bouffant Bouffant, and special guests.
Saturday, August 4
Doors open at 2 a.m. Saturday night/Sunday morning for the double-header weekend’s official afterparty, featuring Gulf South natives at the helm, including headliner Mersiv, supporting act TVBOO, and visual artist Brreck.
We Love Techno feat. Javier Drada at Techno Club
810 S Peters St.
10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
No cover charge
Javier Drada closes out the latest of late-night events Saturday night with support from Clayton Stephens and Marcus Lott, providing a techno haven for anyone needing a break from the onslaught of neck-breaking tunes occurring elsewhere.
Sunday, August 5
What better way to either wind down or keep the party going strong than dancing to a handful of your favorite local DJs poolside at The Drifter from midday through sunset?
No details have been announced as of publication, but any seasoned Church*-goer knows that there’s always a chance a special unannounced guest (or guests) could take over the late-night decks when still in town after a NOLA performance earlier in the weekend.