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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Come enjoy half-priced specialty cocktails and a $5 kitchen menu while Lilli Lewis creates a musical environment to kick off your weekend! 
Jeff Kreis Trio 7:00 pm
Jeff Kreis Trio
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jeff Kreis Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v BUCCANEERS 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v BUCCANEERS
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY - SAINTS v BUCCANEERS @ 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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Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Tim Laughlin 7:00 pm
Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Tim Laughlin
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Tim Laughlin @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For the first of three Clarinet Road evenings in the Saloon, Evan Christopher hosts fellow clarinetist Tim Laughlin. They’ll duel and romp through a program of traditional New Orleans music accompanied by pianist Kris Tokarski. Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. ABOUT EVAN: Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, Christopher was drawn to the Crescent City from his native California in 1994 by the city’s rich cultural landscape for which he advocates. His intimate approach that exhibits a deep respect for the New Orleans tradition has prompted critics to describe it as “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” *photo credit 2008 Jim McGuire
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Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Shannon Powell 7:00 pm
Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Shannon Powell
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Shannon Powell @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Don’t miss the stellar quartet that Evan Christopher has assembled for the second of three nights commemorating the centenary closing of the Storyville District in 1917. The King of Treme Shannon Powell on drums, bassist Peter Harris, and piano phenom Koe Ashlar will provide the backing for Evan’s set of “contemporary early jazz”. Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. ABOUT EVAN: Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, Christopher was drawn to the Crescent City from his native California in 1994 by the city’s rich cultural landscape for which he advocates. His intimate approach that exhibits a deep respect for the New Orleans tradition has prompted critics to describe it as “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” *photo credit 2008 Jim McGuire
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Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Brian Seeger & Roland Guerin 8:00 pm
Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Brian Seeger & Roland Guerin
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Clarinet Road: The Final Days of Storyville ft. Brian Seeger & Roland Guerin @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
For the third of three nights in the Saloon, Evan Christopher presents his regular trio with guitarist Brian Seeger and bassist Roland Guerin. A set of New Orleans classics and compelling originals tells the story of how the Crescent City’s past meets the present. Advance reservations guarantee priority seating. ABOUT EVAN: Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, Christopher was drawn to the Crescent City from his native California in 1994 by the city’s rich cultural landscape for which he advocates. His intimate approach that exhibits a deep respect for the New Orleans tradition has prompted critics to describe it as “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” *photo credit 2008 Jim McGuire
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Come enjoy half-priced specialty cocktails and a $5 kitchen menu while Lilli Lewis creates a musical environment to kick off your weekend! 
Henry Butler 7:00 pm
Henry Butler
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Henry Butler
Little Gem Saloon presents legendary jazz pianist Henry Butler!  One night – one set only!!  This show will have limited seating.  Please call the venue for seating information. All tables for Henry Butler have been taken BUT we do still have standing room! We’d also be happy to accommodate your dining needs in the Saloon before or after Henry Butler. Get those tickets while you can!
Lilli Lewis Trio 8:00 pm
Lilli Lewis Trio
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lilli Lewis Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few. Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US. The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others. Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of nature.” Jamie[...]
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Open at 8:30pm
Open at 8:30pm
Nov 11 all-day
We’ll be opening at 8:30pm tonight for Kermit’s show at 9pm, and to accommodate private events scheduled during the day. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you!
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – 9pm Show
Nov 11 @ 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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Open at 6pm
Open at 6pm
Nov 12 all-day
No brunch but we’ll be open at 6pm for dinner!
Madeline Ford Trio 7:00 pm
Madeline Ford Trio
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Madeline Ford Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
We’ll be opening at 6pm tonight for dinner and swing music with the Madeline Ford Trio! No brunch!!
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
Nov 14 @ 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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Marc Stone Acoustic Roundtable with Jimmy Robinson & Mikayla Braun 7:00 pm
Marc Stone Acoustic Roundtable with Jimmy Robinson & Mikayla Braun
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone Acoustic Roundtable with Jimmy Robinson & Mikayla Braun @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
  An Intimate Acoustic Show with Legendary Mikayla Braun or the Crooked Vines, Jimmy Robinson, and Marc Stone
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Mayoral Debate Watch Party 5:30 pm
Mayoral Debate Watch Party
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mayoral Debate Watch Party @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join the Committee for a Better New Orleans and alumni from the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum for a watch party during the mayoral debate hosted by WWLTV and CBNO! The final run-off election day is just around the corner. Do you knwo who you’re voting for to lead New Orleans into the future? Join us for a live-viewing of the debate at the Little Gem Saloon for food and drink specials throughout the night. All candidates have been invited to join us after the debate, and our hope is that we can let you have some one-on-one time with the candidates themselves!
Marc Stone Acoustic Roundtable with Papa Mali, Alexandra Scott, & Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Marc Stone Acoustic Roundtable with Papa Mali, Alexandra Scott, & Marc Stone
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marc Stone Acoustic Roundtable with Papa Mali, Alexandra Scott, & Marc Stone @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
An intimate acoustic show with legendary Papa Mali, Alexandra Scott, and Marc Stone
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Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Lilli Lewis @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Come enjoy half-priced specialty cocktails and a $5 kitchen menu while Lilli Lewis creates a musical environment to kick off your weekend! 
Fess Up! Professor Longhair Tribute featuring John Mooney, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Tom Worrell, and Marc Stone 7:00 pm
Fess Up! Professor Longhair Tribute featuring John Mooney, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Tom Worrell, and Marc Stone
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fess Up! Professor Longhair Tribute featuring John Mooney, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Tom Worrell, and Marc Stone @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Fess Up! Professor Longhair Tribute featuring John Mooney, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Tom Worrell, and Marc Stone. Slide guitar/Delta Blues legend John Mooney and NOLA percussion icon Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, both former members of Professor Longhair’s band, team up with NO piano master Tom Worrell and guitarist Marc Stone to pay tribute to the legacy of the late great Professor Longhair. Along with Fats Domino, Fess defined the sound of New Orleans piano and Rhythm and Blues.
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Cocktails with the Madeline Ford Trio 6:00 pm
Cocktails with the Madeline Ford Trio
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cocktails with the Madeline Ford Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for cocktail hour with swing music from the Madeline Ford Trio and a specialty cocktail from Bri Trosclair (the rumor mill tells us that it’ll be gin based!) Come start your Saturday with our Gems!  
Marc Stone Presents at The Little Gem Saloon George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” 8:00 pm
Marc Stone Presents at The Little Gem Saloon George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Marc Stone Presents at The Little Gem Saloon George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
  Marc Stone Presents at Little Gem Saloon George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” Sat Nov 18 7pm doors 8pm show performed by Micah McKee, Papa Mali, Dayna Kurtz, Jimmy Robinson, David Easley, Jimmy Messa, Alexandra Scott, Rebecca Crenshaw, Debbie Davis, Thomas McDonald, Luke Quaranta, Terry Scott, Jr., Natalie Mae Palms, Tom Worrell, Deanna Bernard, Phil Morin, Dr. Brice Miller and Marc Stone Roots and Blues songsmith, guitarist and producer of epic all star projects Marc Stone has assembled 18 of New Orleans’ finest to bring George Harrison’s masterpiece album “All Things Must Pass” to the stage. At the request of the Bazan family and Little Gem Saloon, Stone has organized a four consecutive nights of shows at Little Gem culminating on Saturday, Nov 18 with this Crescent City reading of the Quiet Beatle’s farewell letter to his life with the Fab Four. Stone has produced all star live performances of Derek and the Dominoes “Layla” album as well as being featured in New Orleans productions of “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” and “The Last Waltz”. True to the nature of all four of these partially intertwined classic albums, a number of the musicians involved in this “All Things Must Pass” show have been involved in these other productions as well. Drawing from every aspect of the New Orleans music scene, with a particular emphasis on accomplished songwriters, this show will be an unforgettable night of timeless music. please see Little Gem calendar for listing of Nov 15-17 shows featuring John[...]
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SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v REDSKINS 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY – SAINTS v REDSKINS
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am
SAINTS GAME DAY - SAINTS v REDSKINS @ 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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The Diaz Trio 7:30 pm
The Diaz Trio
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Diaz Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Diaz trio celebrates the classic Jazz tradition with a songbook that includes greats like Sidney Bechet,  Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone. 
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The Diaz Trio 7:30 pm
The Diaz Trio
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Diaz Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Diaz trio celebrates the classic Jazz tradition with a songbook that includes greats like Sidney Bechet,  Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone. 
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Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 – Nov 26 all-day
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
We’ll be closed on Thursday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 26th to spend time with our families and friends! We hope y’all have a great holiday and we’ll see y’all at lunch on the 27th!!!
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A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends 7:00 pm
A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends
Nov 28 @ 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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A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends 7:00 pm
A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends
Nov 29 @ 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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A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends 7:00 pm
A Week with Johnny Vidacovich and Friends
Nov 30 @ 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.