A few weekends ago was the Super Bowl obviously, I caught a lot of free music gigs that were being put out around the area I live in in downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter.
A lot of it was local stuff but pretty much everything was up my alley - a lot of instrumental funk, jazz and the like.
Trombone Shorty was one of the gigs, he and his band are local but have made a good presence nationally if you are into that music genre.
Soul Rebels Brass Band, Bonerama, Rebirth Brass Band were the other gigs I saw.
Every spring there is New Orleans Jazz Fest down here over two weekends, I might be going one day, outside chance I might see Dave Matthews Band or Earth, Wind and Fire.