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Doreen Ketchens at the 2018 WWOZ Groove GalaDoreen Ketches playing on the WWOZ Groove Gala Courtyard Stage. Photo by


This is not your average gala! 
Join us in your favorite festival attire to celebrate WWOZ (leave your tuxes and your gowns at home)! The Groove Gala will be in full swing rom 6:30-10:30pm on Thursday September 5th. 

Irma Thomas * Lena Prima * Amanda Shaw * Storyville Stompers *Doreen Ketchens *Gerald French * John "Papa" Gros * Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson


  • Catch music at three Groove Gala Fest Stages spread over two floors of Tableau and in the Courtyard
  • Revel in fine flavors of gourmet food provided by Dickie Brennan's Tableau restaurant
  • Enjoy beverages from open bars
  • It's a festival, so of course, we'll have WWOZ Mango Freeze 
  • All of this before heading into Le Petit Theatre for the Main Stage Showcase
  • Wrap up the night with dessert and dancing to WWOZ DJ Brice Nice

Last year's inaugural Groove Gala sold out a week before the event and was a wild success. We expect this year's event to sell out even sooner, so pease don't wait! We hope you can commit early to come and Get Your Groove On with WWOZ.


Every Groove Gala ticket purchased is a gift to WWOZ that helps keep our turntables spinning and New Orleans music fans grooving the world over.
Thank you!

Ticket for ONE! **Click image to left for full event access description**
For Young Guardians of the Groove! **Click image to left for full event access description**
Exclusive access to Dickie Brennan's Third Floor VIP Oasis! Special food and wine menu crafted by Dickie himself for the Groove Gala Oasis + reserved Main Stage Showcase seating. ** Click image to left for full Oasis ticket level perks**