Shows at The Little Gem Saloon
We offer live music almost every night of the week, with a mix of ticketed events and shows with no cover charge. The Little Gem has regular performances by Shamarr Allen, Kermit Ruffins, and other well known local favorites as well as featuring new up and coming artists. All tickets for shows at the Little Gem Saloon are general admission and we cannot guarantee seating. If you’d like to reserve a table for any of our shows, call us at 504-267-4863 and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Happy Hour with Alexandra Scott 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Alexandra Scott
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alexandra grew up on a cattle farm in Virginia playing gigs as a teenager in the Charlottesville music scene of the late 90’s. She moved to New Orleans, and met producer Tim Sommer (Duncan Sheik) and made two records, had endless conversations about music, and formed the Eno-homage, drone-punk ensemble Hi-fi Sky. Alexandra plays underground rock, a type of country/folk called ‘dream-a-billy’ for lack of a better word. She likes to turn out slow, simple dance songs for long lonely nights to come.
The Roamin Jasmine 8:00 pm
The Roamin Jasmine
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jon Roniger is truly a unique slice of American songwriting, blending New Orleans style jazz and blues with folk story telling. Touring internationally since 2007, his last record “Charmed Life” saw regular spins on BBC, BBC Whales and BBC Scotland and Nationally broadcast Radio Amsterdam. His 2010 release “Someone Else” and the 2007 release “Charmed Life” have placements on HGTV, Platinum Babies and the theme song for a UK based company Bedford for Beds. Roniger has played such renowned venues as Nashville’s Blue Bird Cafe, Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and New Orleans’ House of Blues.
Nayo Jones 8:00 pm
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones hails from a family of musicians; she was destined to be in “the business.” As a child Nayo sang and danced her way through life. She belted out Supreme songs at talent shows in grade school and mimicked Whitney Houston in front of the mirror. Nayo’s father William “Doc” Jones, a Jazz musician and music educator born and raised in Chicago noticed her musical gift & helped nurture her natural ability from the very beginning. Growing up surrounded by classic jazz and Motown hits Nayo answered her calling at an early age. Nayo wows her crowds and gains loyal fans with her sultry voice and her passion for every performance. To name just a few of her credits, Nayo debuted at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2012, she’s opened for such greats as Chris Botti, Otis & the Temptations, The Whispers & Lakeside. In addition to performing her own show, currently Nayo performs and tours as a featured vocalist with New Orleans icon, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers. Though a babe in the music industry she already has the savvy of some of the most classic female artists and has proven to be a force to be reckoned with.
The Mario Abney Sextet Live 7:00 pm
The Mario Abney Sextet Live
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Mario Abney will be broadcasting this show live from the Little Gem Saloon! He’ll host special guests each week. Chicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter Mario Abney now of New Orleans fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color. Recognized for his ability to create pure musical dialog, and hear music in a universally spiritual way, he is definitely one of New Orleans most pioneering young jazz musicians.