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!

Ticket purchase for shows does not include a table reservation. 

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Cutting Edge Listening Room Songwriter Event ft. Lauren Strum, Lillie Lewis, Mikayla Braun and more 7:00 pm
Cutting Edge Listening Room Songwriter Event ft. Lauren Strum, Lillie Lewis, Mikayla Braun and more
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Cutting Edge Listening Room showcase is a freelance opportunity of artistry on display in a venue enshrined in history.
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Lynn Drury 7:00 pm
Lynn Drury
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lynn Drury @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
She picked up the guitar at 26, went at it like a pro, and she’s never stopped working. Her inspiration is her environment and since the mid nineties, that environment has been New Orleans. The transition for the Yazoo City – born Drury was smooth. She says jasmine smells like honeysuckle, and you believe her. Sultry, sweet songs turn funky, and it’s all in the same neighborhood. These days, Lynn herself is part of the scenery. She’s been a regular at French Quarter Fest and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for years, and has played just about everywhere in town. – See more at: http://lynndrury.com/home/?page_id=10#sthash.hBxgb3uT.dpuf
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Monty Banks Piano 5:00 pm
Monty Banks Piano
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monty Banks Piano @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for our Happy Hour with the always entertaining Monty Banks on the piano while singing all of our favorite popular songs.
Detroit Brooks & D’Natural Effect Group present: Roland Guerin, Steve Masakowski, Walter Harris and Charles Elam III 8:00 pm
Detroit Brooks & D’Natural Effect Group present: Roland Guerin, Steve Masakowski, Walter Harris and Charles Elam III
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Detroit Brooks & D'Natural Effect Group present:  Roland Guerin, Steve Masakowski, Walter Harris and Charles Elam III @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Detroit Brooks, famed session and touring guitarist of the New Orleans music scene, has the most recognizable face in the city. An evening of his musical prowess, music critics, affection ados, or novices are testament of his smooth yet infectious stroke based in solid fundamentals. Often admired by guitarists world-wide, Brooks’ laid-back demeanor masks one of the most heralded and sought-after performer, songwriter, and session men of our time. Like most well-known singer/songwriters, his roots reach deep into the inner fabric of the famed “Bible Belt Superstars.” He began his career at an early age, touring with his famous family which includes his world-famous sister Juanita Brooks, of “Juanita’s Gospel Express,” as well as his acclaimed father, George A. Brooks, Sr., of the famous “Masonic Kings.” Like many accomplished guitarists, Detroit mastered his craft on the road where the performances were “long, free and continuous.” His skill, technique and experience brought him quick recognition and the opportunity to play with gospel greats like Clarence Fountain & the Five Blind Boys, Dorothy Norwood, Reverend Ernest Franklin, Albertina Walker, Raymond Myles and The Rams and the famed Zion Harmonizers. Detroit Brooks has continued to compliment his development as a musician through intense study with guitar Masters, Roy Montell and Gary Haulette, as well as ongoing training and studies in Improvisation and Theory with Hank Mackie and Composition and Piano with Roger Dickerson. A virtual chameleon of various musical styles from Traditional Banjo to Improvisational Jazz, through Rhythm and Blues and Funk, Detroit[...]
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Dr. Michael White 7:00 pm
Dr. Michael White
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Michael White @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Dr. Michael White is one of todays primary exponents of classic New Orleans jazz. The unique experiences that the clarinetist has had throughout his career and his ability to articulate the significance and timelessness of the music has made him a highly influential force and performer. Having suffered tremendous losses due to Hurricane Katrina, White has emerged with what promises to be his finest CD, Blue Crescent.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo 10:00 am
Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Little Gem Saloon’s authentic jazz dining brunch service features the accomplished jazz specialist Cécile Savage and pianist Bruce Elsenhson soothing out the sounds of a Sunday morning done right. Her music reflects her many influences: French lyricism, bluesy melodies and passion, and her own jazz compositions with Brazilian overtones. She is now a new resident in the Tremé neighbohood of New Orleans. A four hour block of traditional New Orleans jazz, bottomless mimosas, and a vibe catered entirely by the food, music and history within the confines of the Saloon. Reserve a table and experience the finest brunch service in the Crescent City. 504-267-4863
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Cutting Edge Listening Room with Keisha Slaughter and Yisrael 7:00 pm
Cutting Edge Listening Room with Keisha Slaughter and Yisrael
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Cutting Edge Listening Room showcase is a freelance opportunity of artistry on display in a venue enshrined in history.
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From Betty to Bessie (Smith) 7:00 pm
From Betty to Bessie (Smith)
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Betty to Bessie (Smith) @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The most wonderful tribute to the great Bessie Smith by Betty Shirley’s band
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Monty Banks Piano 5:00 pm
Monty Banks Piano
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monty Banks Piano @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for our Happy Hour with the always entertaining Monty Banks on the piano while singing all of our favorite popular songs.
Marc Stone Trio 8:00 pm
Marc Stone Trio
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Marc Stone Trio @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
MARC STONE’s fiery, singing guitar, soulful voice and slyly crafted original Blues and Funky Rock n Roll tunes is the making of a great show! Stone came up playing on the streets and in the bands of Blues, Funk and Zydeco legends to become one of the most respected contemporary Blues and Roots artists on the Crescent City scene. He is also a popular radio host with listeners around the world, and 2015 marks his fifteenth year as a Blues DJ and programmer on legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station WWOZ 90.7-fm/www.wwoz.org. 8pm Cover $10
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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.
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo 10:00 am
Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Little Gem Saloon’s authentic jazz dining brunch service features the accomplished jazz specialist Cécile Savage and pianist Bruce Elsenhson soothing out the sounds of a Sunday morning done right. Her music reflects her many influences: French lyricism, bluesy melodies and passion, and her own jazz compositions with Brazilian overtones. She is now a new resident in the Tremé neighbohood of New Orleans. A four hour block of traditional New Orleans jazz, bottomless mimosas, and a vibe catered entirely by the food, music and history within the confines of the Saloon. Reserve a table and experience the finest brunch service in the Crescent City. 504-267-4863
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Cutting Edge Listening Room with Kyndra Joi and Jonathan Koppel 7:00 pm
Cutting Edge Listening Room with Kyndra Joi and Jonathan Koppel
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Cutting Edge Listening Room showcase is a freelance opportunity of artistry on display in a venue enshrined in history.
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Lynn Drury 7:00 pm
Lynn Drury
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lynn Drury @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
She picked up the guitar at 26, went at it like a pro, and she’s never stopped working. Her inspiration is her environment and since the mid nineties, that environment has been New Orleans. The transition for the Yazoo City – born Drury was smooth. She says jasmine smells like honeysuckle, and you believe her. Sultry, sweet songs turn funky, and it’s all in the same neighborhood. These days, Lynn herself is part of the scenery. She’s been a regular at French Quarter Fest and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for years, and has played just about everywhere in town. – See more at: http://lynndrury.com/home/?page_id=10#sthash.hBxgb3uT.dpuf
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Monty Banks Piano 5:00 pm
Monty Banks Piano
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monty Banks Piano @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for our Happy Hour with the always entertaining Monty Banks on the piano while singing all of our favorite popular songs.
Nayo Jones Experience 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones Experience
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Nayo Jones Experience @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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.
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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 8:45pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo 10:00 am
Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Little Gem Saloon’s authentic jazz dining brunch service features the accomplished jazz specialist Cécile Savage and pianist Bruce Elsenhson soothing out the sounds of a Sunday morning done right. Her music reflects her many influences: French lyricism, bluesy melodies and passion, and her own jazz compositions with Brazilian overtones. She is now a new resident in the Tremé neighbohood of New Orleans. A four hour block of traditional New Orleans jazz, bottomless mimosas, and a vibe catered entirely by the food, music and history within the confines of the Saloon. Reserve a table and experience the finest brunch service in the Crescent City. 504-267-4863
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From Betty to Bessie (Smith) 7:00 pm
From Betty to Bessie (Smith)
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Betty to Bessie (Smith) @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The most wonderful tribute to the great Bessie Smith by Betty Shirley’s band
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Lynn Drury 7:00 pm
Lynn Drury
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lynn Drury @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
She picked up the guitar at 26, went at it like a pro, and she’s never stopped working. Her inspiration is her environment and since the mid nineties, that environment has been New Orleans. The transition for the Yazoo City – born Drury was smooth. She says jasmine smells like honeysuckle, and you believe her. Sultry, sweet songs turn funky, and it’s all in the same neighborhood. These days, Lynn herself is part of the scenery. She’s been a regular at French Quarter Fest and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for years, and has played just about everywhere in town. – See more at: http://lynndrury.com/home/?page_id=10#sthash.hBxgb3uT.dpuf
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Monty Banks Piano 5:00 pm
Monty Banks Piano
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monty Banks Piano @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Join us for our Happy Hour with the always entertaining Monty Banks on the piano while singing all of our favorite popular songs.
Nayo Jones Experience 8:00 pm
Nayo Jones Experience
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Nayo Jones Experience @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
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. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation.
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Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 7:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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.
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers 9:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
May 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ 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 8:45pm. To reserve a table please call us at 504-267-4863. Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation.
DJ Marc Stone’s Funky Ass Vinyl Set 10:30 pm
DJ Marc Stone’s Funky Ass Vinyl Set
May 28 @ 10:30 pm – May 29 @ 12:30 am
DJ Marc Stone's Funky Ass Vinyl Set @ Little Gem Saloon | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
Saturday night after party dance party at the Little Gem Saloon with DJ Marc Stone taking over the dance floor following Kermit’s Ruffin’s second show!
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Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo 10:00 am
Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Cécile Savage Duo
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Little Gem Saloon’s authentic jazz dining brunch service features the accomplished jazz specialist Cécile Savage and pianist Bruce Elsenhson soothing out the sounds of a Sunday morning done right. Her music reflects her many influences: French lyricism, bluesy melodies and passion, and her own jazz compositions with Brazilian overtones. She is now a new resident in the Tremé neighbohood of New Orleans. A four hour block of traditional New Orleans jazz, bottomless mimosas, and a vibe catered entirely by the food, music and history within the confines of the Saloon. Reserve a table and experience the finest brunch service in the Crescent City. 504-267-4863
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NOLA Dukes Showcase 7:00 pm
NOLA Dukes Showcase
May 31 @ 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!