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A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends 7:00 pm
A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Drawing on the musical heritage of New Orleans, Johnny Vidacovich has become one of the best drummers in a city known for its drummers. Born and bred in New Orleans, Vidacovich has the city’s unique, syncopated backbeat running in his veins. Many outsiders have sought to imitate that sound which comes so naturally to those who grew up exposed to the Big Easy’s street music traditions. One can hear the beat of the street in multifarious places, from the music of the Mardi Gras Indians to the Neville Brothers to Vidacovich himself. He is the quintessential New Orleans jazz drummer, with all the exuberance and skill befitting one who grew up in the birthplace of jazz. Since starting to play the drums at the age of ten, performing has been the passion of Johnny Vidacovich. From French Quarter clubs to the big stages, he has shared his talents with greats like New Orleans’ “Tan Canary” Johnny Adams, Professor Longhair, and Mose Allison, and as a member of Astral Project.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 7pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time 0f 6:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 9pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time 0f 6:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
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SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v PANTHERS 4:00 pm
SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v PANTHERS
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm
SAINTS GAME DAY - SAINTS v PANTHERS @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
SAINTS v PATRIOTS GAME DAY MENU STARTING AT 4PM. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED – NO RESERVATIONS
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NEW TIME | AFTERSHOW MADNESS!! 8:00 pm
NEW TIME | AFTERSHOW MADNESS!!
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
NEW TIME | AFTERSHOW MADNESS!! @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Dead & Co. show has been cancelled but we’re still moving forward on this amazing night of music. NEW SHOW TIME AT 8PM. Marc Stone (New Soul Finders) will be here with Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band), Dave Easley (Cosmic pedal steel Wizard), and Terry Scott, Jr. (Dr. John & the Nite Trippers) to turn Rampart into Shakedown Street. Don’t give up that long strange trip – come to the Gem!!!!
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Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long 7:30 pm
Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Little Gem's Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for sing-a-longs, specialty cocktails, & the New Orleans party to start your holidays merry & bright! Tonight’s party will feature Monty Banks on the keys!  
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Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long 7:30 pm
Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Little Gem's Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for sing-a-longs, specialty cocktails, & the New Orleans party to start your holidays merry & bright! Tonight’s party will feature Monty Banks on the keys!  
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Closed for Lunch
Closed for Lunch
Dec 8 all-day
Closed for Lunch
  We won’t be serving lunch today but look forward to seeing you when we open at 5pm for dinner!!
Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long 7:30 pm
Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Little Gem's Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for sing-a-longs, specialty cocktails, & the New Orleans party to start your holidays merry & bright! Tonight’s party will feature the amazing Ms. Naydja CoJoe!!!  
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Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long 7:30 pm
Little Gem’s Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Little Gem's Holiday Jazz Sing-A-Long @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for sing-a-longs, specialty cocktails, & the New Orleans party to start your holidays merry & bright! Tonight’s party will feature the amazing Ms. Naydja CoJoe!!!  
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Brunch with Yoshitaka Tsuji 11:00 am
Brunch with Yoshitaka Tsuji
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brunch with Yoshitaka Tsuji @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for a beautiful brunch with Yoshitaka Tsuji, the one and only Z2!!!!! 
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
 Voted one of the country’s best party bands by “The Knot” magazine. The Nola Dukes perform all around the world, but play mostly in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Jackson, plus the surrounding areas. They play an unusual high energy mix of funk, old-school rock, New Orleans jazz/parade, current top 40, soul/motown, swing, 80s/70s/90s hits and more – anything to get ’em up and dancing – the choice is yours!
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Latkes with a Twist! 7:00 pm
Latkes with a Twist!
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Latkes with a Twist! @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
JCRS Latkes with a Twist presents LATKES DELICIOUS!! Come out and share amazing latkes and more from Chefs Mike Friedman and Greg Augarten, co-owners of PIZZA DELICIOUS. Enjoy live music by The Marc Stone 3, a silent auction and complimentary Vodka Latke Punch all night long. Proceeds from the event will support Jewish children throughout GNO with needs-based scholarships for college, summer camp and children with special needs. For more information visit www.jcrs.org or call (504)828-6334. Tickets are $25.
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Closed for Lunch
Closed for Lunch
Dec 15 all-day
Closed for Lunch
  We won’t be serving lunch today but look forward to seeing you when we open at 5pm for dinner!!
Cyril Neville 7:30 pm
Cyril Neville
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cyril Neville @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v JETS 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v JETS
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY - SAINTS v JETS @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
SAINTS v PATRIOTS GAME DAY MENU STARTING AT 9AM. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE – NO RESERVATIONS
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Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty 7:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield's Four for Forty @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’re doing four nights for Irvin’s big 4-0!! Each night will be filled with surprises, very special guests and a huge celebration – and maybe cake? It’s Irvin’s birthday and YOU’RE getting the gift!!!!
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Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty 7:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield's Four for Forty @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’re doing four nights for Irvin’s big 4-0!! Each night will be filled with surprises, very special guests and a huge celebration – and maybe cake? It’s Irvin’s birthday and YOU’RE getting the gift!!!!
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Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty 7:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield's Four for Forty @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’re doing four nights for Irvin’s big 4-0!! Each night will be filled with surprises, very special guests and a huge celebration – and maybe cake? It’s Irvin’s birthday and YOU’RE getting the gift!!!!
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Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty 7:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield’s Four for Forty
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irvin Mayfield's Four for Forty @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’re doing four nights for Irvin’s big 4-0!! Each night will be filled with surprises, very special guests and a huge celebration – and maybe cake? It’s Irvin’s birthday and YOU’RE getting the gift!!!!
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 7pm Show
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 7pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time 0f 6:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers - 9pm Show @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion. The New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating. Full Dinner Service is available during this event with a recommended seating time 0f 6:30pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. ***Show availability is subject to change at the discretion of the artist, please check back often. Refunds will be given in the event of cancellation.****
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SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v FALCONS 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v FALCONS
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY - SAINTS v FALCONS @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
SAINTS v FALCONS GAME DAY MENU STARTING AT 9AM. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE – NO RESERVATIONS
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John Diaz Trio 7:30 pm
John Diaz Trio
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
John Diaz Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
John Diaz, Irvin Mayfield and Ronald Markham tearing it up on our stage – the jazz trio to end all jazz trios. 
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Deacon John and the Ivories 8:00 pm
Deacon John and the Ivories
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Deacon John and the Ivories @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For many decades Deacon John has symbolized the ultimate in dance music. Deacon John is a man who gets around. And to all the best places: debutante cotillions, carnival balls, fraternity formals, proms, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, class reunions, charity galas, corporate events, outdoor music festivals—even jazz funerals. If there is an important social event going on, Deacon John will be there! This is the music that will turn your party into an occasion all will remember. Deacon John still rides the crest while others, wildly popular in years gone by, have drifted silently from the scene. Whatever you want, Deacon John has it. This is why President Bush invited him to play at the Congressional Ball at the White House in 2005. It is why he was chosen to sing for the historic inauguration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in 2007. It is the reason he has performed at every New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Deacon, with his band Deacon John & the Ivories, was the first rock’n’roll musician to play with the New Orleans Symphony in 1970. In the 1980s Deacon’s prowess on the slide guitar eventually landed him a part in Allen Parker’s movie, Angel Heart, and a national television commercial for Miller Beer. In 1990, he released his first CD, Singer of Song, followed by his second CD, Deacon John Live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1994). In 2000, he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame and taught blues music in the schools[...]
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Deacon John and the Ivories 8:00 pm
Deacon John and the Ivories
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Deacon John and the Ivories @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For many decades Deacon John has symbolized the ultimate in dance music. Deacon John is a man who gets around. And to all the best places: debutante cotillions, carnival balls, fraternity formals, proms, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, class reunions, charity galas, corporate events, outdoor music festivals—even jazz funerals. If there is an important social event going on, Deacon John will be there! This is the music that will turn your party into an occasion all will remember. Deacon John still rides the crest while others, wildly popular in years gone by, have drifted silently from the scene. Whatever you want, Deacon John has it. This is why President Bush invited him to play at the Congressional Ball at the White House in 2005. It is why he was chosen to sing for the historic inauguration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in 2007. It is the reason he has performed at every New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Deacon, with his band Deacon John & the Ivories, was the first rock’n’roll musician to play with the New Orleans Symphony in 1970. In the 1980s Deacon’s prowess on the slide guitar eventually landed him a part in Allen Parker’s movie, Angel Heart, and a national television commercial for Miller Beer. In 1990, he released his first CD, Singer of Song, followed by his second CD, Deacon John Live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1994). In 2000, he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame and taught blues music in the schools[...]
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Deacon John and the Ivories 8:00 pm
Deacon John and the Ivories
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Deacon John and the Ivories @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For many decades Deacon John has symbolized the ultimate in dance music. Deacon John is a man who gets around. And to all the best places: debutante cotillions, carnival balls, fraternity formals, proms, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, class reunions, charity galas, corporate events, outdoor music festivals—even jazz funerals. If there is an important social event going on, Deacon John will be there! This is the music that will turn your party into an occasion all will remember. Deacon John still rides the crest while others, wildly popular in years gone by, have drifted silently from the scene. Whatever you want, Deacon John has it. This is why President Bush invited him to play at the Congressional Ball at the White House in 2005. It is why he was chosen to sing for the historic inauguration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in 2007. It is the reason he has performed at every New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Deacon, with his band Deacon John & the Ivories, was the first rock’n’roll musician to play with the New Orleans Symphony in 1970. In the 1980s Deacon’s prowess on the slide guitar eventually landed him a part in Allen Parker’s movie, Angel Heart, and a national television commercial for Miller Beer. In 1990, he released his first CD, Singer of Song, followed by his second CD, Deacon John Live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1994). In 2000, he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame and taught blues music in the schools[...]
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New Year’s EATS 5:30 pm
New Year’s EATS
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
New Year's EATS @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’ll have a few different seatings on NYE, to fill you up with a delectable 4 courses before you start drinking, but our $80 Prix Fixe menu will be available all night (5:30pm-11pm) with live music. FIRST COURSE | Crab Bisque with Crème Fraiche and Caviar Garnish* SECOND COURSE | Baby Greens with Blue Cheese Beignet, Toasted Pecans and Pear Dressing THIRD COURSE | Filet Mignon with Béarnaise, Steamed Maine Lobster Tail*, Served on a Bed of Wild Mushroom Risotto FOURTH COURSE | Dark Chocolate Cupola with White Chocolate Mousse and Berry Coulis If you’d like to dine with music from Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, reserve your table between 7pm and 8pm (show at 8pm) and purchase your tickets on TicketFly following the link available here. Reservations are strongly suggested. While music tickets are available online,  food & drink purchases will be completed at the time of service.  *Vegetarian Prix Fixe is available. 
Black + White Bash 10:30 pm
Black + White Bash
Dec 31 2017 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Black + White Bash @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Put on your most beautiful black and/or white ensemble, a great mask and get ready to kiss 2017 goodbye at the sassiest, funkiest, swankiest shindig you’ve ever been lucky enough to attend.  We’re masquerading into 2018 and 2017 isn’t even gonna see us slip away…. Your $30 ticket includes favors and champagne toast at midnight and y’all KNOW it’s always a good time with Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers! We’ll also be offering $30 all you can drink bubbles at the door – what better way to sparkle into 2018??   NEW THIS YEAR: We’ll have 4 VIP seating areas priced at $270 which include: a reserved seating area for the show a liter of liquor and mixers (you pick from our bottle service menu when you arrive), 6 tickets to the show Get ready…you’re about to become a Very Important Partier. All tickets (general admission and VIP) are available for  purchase on TicketFly and at the door night of. Happy New Year, New Orleans!!!!!!! *Please note that GA is standing room only.