FOC Events Calendar

preservation-hall1Satchmo Fest New Orleans Music History Tour

Saturday, August 1st, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 2nd, 9:30 a.m.

Departure Point: Old U.S. Mint (Barracks Street Gates)

Tickets: $20 FOC/LMF Members, $25 General Admission


Saturday Tickets

Satchmo Summer Fest Tour Ticket

Sunday Tickets
Satchmo Summer Fest NO Music Tour (Sunday Tour)

Experience the history of New Orleans music with Friends of the Cabildo. Tours begin at the Old U.S. Mint and travel through the French Quarter. Hear the stories and see the places that defined the New Orleans music scene for over 100 years. Musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, George Lewis and Danny Barker will be discussed as well as famous music venues such as Preservation Hall and the Palm Court Jazz Club.

This tour was designed for the Satchmo Summer Fest and is given by guides that are trained for these tours as well as the Ken Burns Tauck Jazz Tours. To purchase tickets use the paypal link below or contact the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939. Tickets are extremely limited so don’t miss your chance to take this tour. No tickets are sold on the day of the tour so contact the Friends of the Cabildo office to reserve your spot. Limited to 15 spaces.

dottercabildo-circles_r2_c1FOC Concert – 2015-2016 Series

Old U.S. Mint (all shows 7 p.m.)

Tickets: $20 FOC Members/ $25 General Admission

Tickets: 4-Show Package $70 FOC Members/$90 General Admission

September 25: Deacon John & the Ivories

November 13: Charmaine Neville

February 19: Lil’ Buck Sinegal

March 11: Spencer Bohren

The FOC Concert Series, held at the Old U.S. Mint 3rd Floor Performance Space, is unlike any concert series in the city. Limited to just 150 seats, musicians are recorded to be saved in the museum archives for future museum exhibits. With the taping of the shows and the intimate space of the Mint, these performances are unlike any other show that these musicians will perform in any given year or ever. Tickets are always limited for the shows and a four-show package is available as well. To learn more or to purchase tickets by phone contact the Friends of the Cabildo Office at (504) 523-3939 or purchase tickets at the links below.

Four-Concert Package
FOC Concert Four-Show Package

Deacon John Tickets
Deacon John Concert Tickets

Charmaine Neville Tickets

Charmaine Neville Concert Tickets

Lil’ Buck Sinegal Tickets

Lil’ Buck Sinegal Concert

Spencer Bohren Ticket
Spencer Bohren Concert

dotterEntry_Gate4August 2nd Thursday Lectures Series

A Studio in the Woods with David Baker

August 13th, 6 p.m.

Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue

Free and Open to the Public

David Baker, Environmental Curator at the nonprofit A Studio in The Woods, will discuss Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the artist retreat and the 7.66 acres of endangered forest surrounding it.

A forest ecologist, Baker studies long term changes in Louisiana’s bottomland hardwood forest with a particular interest in the ways hurricanes and invasive species change these ecosystems.   While working at A Studio in the Woods, he has measured and assessed the post-Katrina health of more than 5,000 trees.

For more information, contact Cody Scallions at or 504-568-2123

dotterGhostly Gallivant: Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party

Friday, October 23rd, 7:30 p.m, Cabildo

Tickets: $40 Members & Under 35, $45 General Admission

We are excited to host our fifth Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party at the Cabildo, Friday, October 23rd from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces will be playing Motown Classics and tickets include food, beer and wine for the event. More details to come but you can purchase tickets below.

Eat, Drink and Be Scary Gala


2015-2016 Event Dates

Down River Festival, September 12th

Spanish Heritage Day, September 21st

Ghostly Gallivant Party & Tours, October 23rd-25th

Hidden Treasures: Jazz Exhibit Edition, November 4th

Storyville Symposium, December 11th-12th

Creole Christmas, December 26th-27th

Hidden Treasures: Carnival Edition, January 12th and 14th

Hidden Treasures: Women’s History Month Edition, March 16th

1970 Jazz Fest Movies at the Mint, April 21st

Spring Home and Courtyard Tour, May 15th


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New Book

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

By Gary Krist

Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city’s Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.

FOC members receive a 15% discount on all purchases and we sell the Krewe of Rex Merchandise!

dotterYoga at the Cabildo

Designed for all levels of practice, for travelers and residents alike, Yoga at the Cabildo is set in a light-filled gallery of one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays

8:30am to 9:30am Cabildo 2nd-Floor Gallery

$12 Donation (includes admission to Cabildo Museum) $8 FOC/LMF members

Mats are provided

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