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!
The Royal Dukes Band 7:00 pm
The Royal Dukes Band
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Royal Dukes Band is a group of young professional musicians that are busy in and aoutside of New Orleans with their own bands and creative projects. We come together to work as a high quality cover band for Corporate Events, Weddings, and Parties, and have been voted one of the country’s best party bands by The Knot magazine. You can expect a high energy mix of funk, old-school rock, New Orleans jazz/parade, current top 40s, Soul, Motown, Swing, 70’s 80’s 90’s and More.
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Kyle Cripps
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A native of Cape May, NJ, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kyle Cripps is now at the forefront of the New Orleans modern music scene. With his own project, One Love Brass Band, or with many other groups like Billy Franklin’s Smoke N Bones or Jamey St Pierre and the Honeycreepers, Kyle is now a regular on sax or keyboards in the greater Gulf area.
The Mario Abney Sextet Live 8:00 pm
The Mario Abney Sextet Live
May 27 @ 8:00 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.
Happy Hour with Monty Banks 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Monty Banks
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monty Banks is a musician – an entertainer – a jazz singer – a piano player. Currently living in New Orleans, Monty can be heard five nights a week at the lovely Bombay Club in the French Quarter. He also appears regularly in New Orleans’ Frenchmen Street Music District, at the Three Muses, and the Spotted Cat. In the summer times Monty returns to his native Seattle, where he can be with family and friends, and participate in the summer music scene in the great northwest. From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cuise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. “I love mixing the swingin’ sensibilities of Frank Sinatra with the Creole boogie of Fats Domino,” he says. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”
The Roamin Jasmine 8:00 pm
The Roamin Jasmine
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger 5:00 pm
Happy Hour with Jon Roniger
May 29 @ 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.
Thais Clark 8:00 pm
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Born and raised in the musically fertile neighborhood of New Orleans’ Seventh Ward, Thais Clark is a blues singer of prestigious effect. A high-energy performer with a deep-rooted passion for the bawdy number popularized by the likes of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, this vivacious singer-dancer can inhabit a song like no other. Hers is a delivery that demands participation from its spectators. With more than 30 years’ experience performing before audiences at home in New Orleans and around the world Thais Clark is a tireless entertainer bringing the same stunning amount of spirit to each and every performance. She has toured extensively in Europe and Asia with such musicians as Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, and the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.
Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters 8:00 pm
Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans music scene for decades. His searing guitar work and soulful vocals have defined the Crescent City’s unique musical hybrid of R&B, funk and the blues since he formed his first band in the 1970s.
Jazz Brunch with the New Orleans Swingin Gypsies 10:00 am
Jazz Brunch with the New Orleans Swingin Gypsies
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm