Friends of the Cabildo Calendar of Events

FOC Concert Series 2018-2019 Season

November 16th | Charlie Hunter
January 25th | Sonny Landreth
February 15th | Cha Wa
March 15th | Deacon John & the Ivories
May 1 | Sweet Crude
All Concerts 7 p.m., Doors 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Members, $25 General Admission 

Created in 2013, the Friends of the Cabildo Concert Series has brought together some of the best musicians from New Orleans and Louisiana to perform and archive music for the Louisiana State Museum’s Music Collection. Join us for a unique musical experience at the intimate 150-seat, state of the art New Orleans Jazz Museum 3rd Floor Performance Hall.

FOC Film Series

October 17th | The Big Easy
December 12th | Forever Waves (Musician and Actor from the Film will be on hand for the discussion)
January 16th | Piano Players (LSM Jazz Curator will be on hand for the discussion)
March 20th | Big Charity: Death of America’s Oldest Hospital (Former Employees of Charity will on hand for the discussion)
April 25th | 1970 Jazz Fest Films
All Films are shown at 5:30 & 7 p.m. (Discussion w/Vivian Norris after 7pm Showings)
Tickets: $10 Members, $15 G.A., Series Package $50

The Friends of the Cabildo Film Series will bring some of the best films and documentaries that highlight New Orleans and Louisiana people, places and culture. Join us for an educational movie-watching experience in the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s 3rd Floor Performance Hall. Dr. Vivian Norris a filmmaker (Obama Mama) and adjunct professor at Tulane University will lead discussions after all 7 p.m. showings.

Neighborhood & Cultural Tours

Battle of New Orleans Tour

Saturdays: October 13th, November 10th (11am), 2.5 hour Tour
Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Admission

Departure Point: 1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street)

The Battle of New Orleans was a defining event in America’s national identity. The Friends of the Cabildo Battle of New Orleans Tour offers a fascinating look at the battle away from the battlefield, from lost locations of forts that protected the city, to Jackson’s headquarters, to events in the French Quarter related to the unfolding battle. First developed for the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans (2015) the tour continues to draw historians, locals and tourist for a unique perspective on this turning point in American history.

Irish Channel Tour

Saturdays: September 22nd & November 17th (10am)
Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Admission

Departure Point: Sophie B. Wright Park (Intersection of Magazine & St. Andrews Street)

Most New Orleanians have enjoyed a sloppy roast beef poboy at a legendary Irish bar off Magazine Street, or caught cabbages, potatoes and carrots at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But not everyone has stopped to consider the history of the immigrant populations who lived and worked near the docks along the Mississippi River, their culture and traditions forming the foundation of the area we now know as the Irish Channel. The Friends of the Cabildo’s Irish Channel Tour explores this diverse home of working class immigrants, natives and free people of color. From famous churches to Irish bars, unique architecture, famous historic figures and notable festivals, the Irish Channel Tour reveals the many facets of this neighborhood beloved by locals and visitors alike.

New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Tour

Friday: September 28th (3pm)
Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Admission

Departure Point: Corner of Royal & St. Philip Streets (across from CC’s Coffee House)

Between 1947 and 1965 Cosimo Matassa recorded 250 national charting singles, including 21 gold records in his three different recording studios in the French Quarter. This tour visits all three former studios and enjoys a huge playlist of the best rhythm and blues hits. Great history, great stories and wonderful tunes. Everything from “Good Rockin’ Tonight” by Roy Brown in 1947, to “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard in 1955, to “Tell It Like It is” by Aaron Neville in 1966. And, of course, lots of Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint. We’ll explore how R&B developed in New Orleans, and follow Cosimo’s career, all the way to the Matassa Market, the family business on Dauphine Street where he retired in the 1980s. Matassa was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, and his J&M Music Shop on Rampart Street, is the 11th historic American Rock ‘n’ Roll landmark.

New Orleans Jazz Tour

Saturday: September 29th  (10am)
Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Admission

Departure Point: New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint (Esplanade Avenue Outside Gate Entrance)

This tour starts with the birth of Louis Armstrong in Black Storyville in 1901, and explores what influenced him during the early years of jazz. Then we explore how jazz continued to develop in New Orleans after Louis left in 1922.  We will focus on the New Orleans jazz men and women who stayed in the city and continued to play here.  This will include the “Revival” of jazz in the 1940’s, the advent of Preservation Hall in the 1960’s, and will bring us all the way to the present.  This tour combines several important, historical sites like George Lewis’ home, Preservation Hall, and the George H. Buck Foundation (the largest catalog of authentic jazz in the world) with a great play list.  We include tunes from Louis Armstrong’s early recordings, recordings from New Orleans jazz greats from the past, and tunes from some of our greats that are alive and swinging in New Orleans.

Second Thursday Lecture Series

New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.

October 11 (6PM): “The History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans ” — LSM Curator Wayne Phillips

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 504.523.3939.

Yoga 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. Due to exhibit construction at the Cabildo all classes will be at the Presbytere (751 Chartres Street). The building opposite side of the cathedral from the Cabildo.

Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays
8:30am to 9:30am at the Presbytere

$15 Donation (includes admission to Cabildo Museum) $10 FOC/LMF members

Mats are provided

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