Are you feeling those stay-at-home blues? As we practice social distancing and isolation, it's easy to get bored or to spend the time longing for the days of summer concerts. Well, never fear, because the House of Blues is bringing the tunes of local musicians right into your homes with livestreamed concerts twice a week as a part of its "For the Culture: From the Heart of NOLA" series. This series is meant to make people feel closer to the city while at home, as well as to share "the many different cultures that make New Orleans one of the greatest cities in the world."
You can catch the livestreamed concerts Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some special weekend livestreams. The concerts will be streamed online through the House of Blues New Orleans's Instagram and Facebook pages. Fans are sure to have a great time from home, watching the live performances through social media platforms, where they can write comments and interact with musicians. Be sure to utilize the virtual tip jar, Venmo, or Pay Pal to thank and support these artists during this difficult time.
The series will continue live and in person once the House of Blues opens back up again, with a portion of the event proceeds benefitting a local organization or relief fund. But for now, the events are all free and easily accessible online for your streaming pleasure.
This week, you don't want to miss these live concert events:
Tuesday, May 12
Sabrina Stone performs live from the Foundation Room at the House of Blues this week. With her last album International Date Line selling over 200 copies in its first week at Peaches Records, Stone is sure to give a great show, with some of her newer hits. Her sound, described as "jazzy/orchestral/melodic pop," is sure to brighten up your day indoors.
Thursday, May 14
House of Blues's artist-in-residence Jake Landry is back with another livestreamed set, full of fiery audio, plenty of grooves, and energetic showmanship from the entire band. Landry, the 35-year-old lifelong musician from Abbeville, gives audiences a taste of his unreleased original music, with lyrics that will hook you and vocals that flow on. If you miss the show, don't worry: You can enjoy a recording or try again during one of the band's other upcoming six-feet-apart performances.
Friday, May 15
Get your party on and get ready to dance some of those worries away with this livestreamed hip-hop DJ set that brings the nightclub right into your living room. And there's no one better to get the social dis-dance party started than DJ Raj Smoove, dubbed by Lil Wayne as "the Greatest DJ in the World."
Sunday, May 17
DJ Raj Smoove is back live from the Foundation Room with another event on Sunday, serving you some good vibes and laidback grooves, perfect to kick off your Sunday Funday at home.
For more information about the House of Blues's livestreamed events and concerts, click HERE.