Cultural Economy of New Orleans

Com­pet­i­tive busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties coex­ist with world class cul­tural offer­ings. Where else but New Orleans?

New Orleans is a com­mu­nity that under­stands and val­ues business—for this rea­son we are one of the fastest grow­ing economies in the Nation. How­ever, New Orleans is also home to an iconic cul­ture which infuses every aspect of liv­ing and work­ing here.

With hun­dreds of the­atre, art, live music, sports, fes­ti­vals, and recre­ational events each year, life in New Orleans is a per­pet­ual celebration.

Dive in to one of the world’s most vibrant cul­tures by click­ing the links below.


With an incred­i­ble array of musi­cal styles and unique venues, live per­for­mances take over the city on a nightly basis.  New Orleans is THE city for enter­tain­ment after the work day. Here is a sam­pling for you to explore.

House of Blues

Louisiana Phil­har­monic Orchestra

New Orleans Online Music Clubs Listing

New Orleans Opera Association

Preser­va­tion Hall

Snug Har­bor Jazz Bistro


WWOZ Livewire Music Calendar


New Orleans’ arts scene is thriv­ing and the city is home to a num­ber of artis­tic and cul­tural insti­tu­tions.  Whether it be art gal­leries or live per­for­mance, New Orleans’ deliv­ers. Here is a sam­pling for you to explore.

Arts New Orleans / Cat­a­logue

Con­tem­po­rary Arts Cen­ter New Orleans

Louisiana Children’s Museum

Louisiana State Museum

National World War II Museum

New Orleans African Amer­i­can Museum

New Orleans Museum of Art

Ogden Museum of South­ern Art


Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence Fest, and French Quar­ter Fest high­light New Orleans’ robust fes­ti­val sched­ule.  In a city where sev­eral fes­ti­vals a week are the norm, New Orleans’ will keep you cel­e­brat­ing all year round.  Here is a sam­pling for you to explore.

Cre­ole Tomato Festival

Cres­cent City Blues Festival

Essence Fes­ti­val

French Quar­ter Festival

Mardi Gras

New Orleans Greek Festival

New Orleans Jazz Her­itage Festival

Oak Street Festival

Satchmo Sum­mer Festival

Tales of the Cocktail

Voodoo Music Experience


Most com­mu­ni­ties eat to live.  In New Orleans, we live to eat.  The Cres­cent City is world renowned for its unique and deli­cious cui­sine.  Cel­e­brated local Chefs, a vast array of top restau­rants, fresh local ingre­di­ents and food-centric fes­ti­vals make New Orleans a culi­nary par­adise for vis­i­tors and locals alike.   Here is a sam­pling for you to explore.



Chef John Restau­rant Group

Dooky Chase

Eater Culi­nary Blog

Emeril’s New Orleans


Lil’ Dizzy’s

New Orleans Con­ven­tion Visitor’s Bureau Restau­rants List

New Orleans Online Restau­rant Search

We Live to Eat Nola Blog


So much more…

For more infor­ma­tion about New Orleans activ­i­ties and events cal­en­dars, visit the

Con­ven­tion Visitor’s Bureau and New Orleans Online.