NOLA Stays Up Till Sunrise With Afterparties, Late-Night Events This Weekend
Aug 03 2018

NOLA Stays Up Till Sunrise With Afterparties, Late-Night Events This Weekend

By: Carolyn Heneghan

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

BOOM! A Supersonic Experience: Music, Dancing & Sensory Treats at The Elephant Collective
3610 Toulouse St.
9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Event Link
Tickets available here and at the door 

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.

Not Another After Party at Republic NOLA
828 S Peters St.
12 a.m. – 4 a.m. 
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Tickets available for $10 at the door

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.

Spektrum feat. All-Vinyl Drum & Bass Event at Techno Club
810 S Peters St.
11 p.m. – 5 a.m.
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No cover charge

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.

Our House at The Starlight
817 St. Louis St.
12 a.m. – 5 a.m.
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No cover charge

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.

Gimme a Reason feat. MASHA at Poor Boys Bar
1328 St. Bernard Ave.
11 p.m. – 4 a.m.
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Tickets available for $5-$10 at the door

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

Official Ganja White Night Afterparty: Mersiv at Republic NOLA
828 S Peters St.
2 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Event Link
Tickets available hereand at the door

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.
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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

Techno Club presents THINK DEEP, The Poolside Sessions at The Drifter Hotel
3522 Tulane Ave.
12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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Tickets available for $10 at the door

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?

Church* NOLA at The Dragon’s Den
435 Esplanade Ave.
10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Event Link
Tickets available at the door

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.

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