The Cigar Box Guitar Festival, Saints and Sinners and more New Orleans events coming up March 9-15 –

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Hot 8 Brass Band performs a live show in the courtyard of the New Orleans Jazz Museum at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. The performance also will be livestreamed on the museum’s social media.


New Orleans’ experiential museum, JAMNOLA, celebrates Black art and artists with an after-hours event, “The Future Is: Black Joy, Black Art, Black Music” hosted by comedian DC PauL and Vally O. The lineup features artists and performers such as musician and poet Sunni Patterson, artist Marcus Brown, poet Daiquiri Jones, dance group Body Talk and more. The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. Find tickets at JAMNOLA’s website

Flow Tribe

Funk band Flow Tribe hasn’t performed a live local show in a year. Its 2017 album “Boss,” featuring Mannie Fresh, raised its profile. In early fall, the band released “Loteria Cosmica.” The group performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12 at Southport Hall. Find tickets on

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Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival

The Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival is inspired by the home-made guitars. This year’s event will be livestreamed from Chickie Wah Wah and other locations on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13. The blues-heavy lineup includes Samantha Fish, Jonathan Long, J.P. Soars, Italian bluesmen Superdownhome and others. Visit the festival website for information.

OTRA, Aurora Nealand and Susan Cowsill

Afro-Cuban band OTRA performs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, on the lawn at Dixie Brewery, which is changing its signage to the new Faubourg Brewery. The weekend schedule also includes Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and Susan Cowsill at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Visit teh brewery’s social media pages for full schedule and information.

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners, the annual LGBTQ literary festival, is a virtual event this year, taking place Thursday, March 11, through Sunday, March 14. There are readings and performances by Dorothy Allison, Bryan Washington, Felice Picano, Cheryl Head, Wo Chan, Andrew Holleran, David P. Wichman, Robert Jones Jr., Fauxnique, Peaches Christ and others. Most readings and seminars are free, and there are some workshops with limited, ticketed access. Visit the festival website for information.

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