Weekend Picks: Tattoo Arts Convention, Lizzo, Lil WeezyAnna Fest

New Orleans is having its annual tattoo convention, and big names like Lizzo, Ari Lennox, Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion are coming to town.

by Mary Staes
September 5, 2019

Here are our weekend picks for September 6-8:

Fri. Sept. 6, 2019


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What: New Orleans Tattoo Arts Convention
When: Sept 6 -8, varying hours
Where: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Price: $20 day pass, $40 3-day pass

This conventions brings together hundreds of tattoo artists in one place, including past contestants of reality-show “Inkmaster.” Pro tip: if you’re planning on getting some new ink, bring cash. There are ATM’s on-site, but they’ll come with a fee, and not all of the artists take cards. Click here for more information and tickets. 

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Getting there
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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What: The Sting Ring – A premier boxing event
When: 7 p.m. – Midnight
Where: The Sugar Mill
Price: $35

In addition to the boxing matches, music, entertainment and food trucks—including Taceaux Loceaux, Burgers Ya Heard, & Afrodisiac NOLA, a custom cigar rolling station will be at the Sugar Mill for attendees. Click here for more information. 

The Sugar Mill
Getting there
1021 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Sat. Sept. 7, 2019


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What: Downriver Fest
When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Jazz Museum
Price: Free

The seventh annual Downriver Festival celebrates the environmental, cultural, and economic impact of the Mississippi River and the land it built through live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations, panels, and walking tours that explore this year’s theme: seafood. Click here for more information. 

New Orleans Jazz Museum
Getting there
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 9am–4pm
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 01: Lizzo performs onstage during Made In America – Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 01, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

What: Lizzo – Cuz I Love You Too Tour
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Fillmore
Price: $45 – $80

Grab your confidence and your “Juice”– Lizzo and Ari Lennox are coming to Harrah’s newest concert venue. Lizzo’s “I am who I am” attitude and in your face lyrics are just what you need to get your weekend, and life, together. Click here for ticket information. 

6 Canal St
Getting there
6 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 09: Rapper Lil Wayne performs on Day 1 during the 2019 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

What: Lil WeezyAnna Fest
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Lakefront Arena
Price: tickets start at $100

Lil Wayne brings his annual festival back, but this time at a new venue. Now at the 90-acre Lakefront Area festival grounds, the fest is hoping to double its attendance with big names like Trey Songz, Megan Thee Stallion and Travis Scott. Click here for ticket information. 

UNO Lakefront Arena
Getting there
6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA
Mon-Fri 8am–4:30pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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Sun. Sept. 8, 2019

Local hip-hop artist Choppa performs during halftime of the NFC Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, January 20, 2019. (Photo by Peter G. Forest)

What: Saints Nation Kick-Off Party on Fulton Street
When: Noon – 9 p.m.
Where: Fulton Street
Price: Free

The Saints Season Kick-Off Pep Rally is taking place on Fulton Street in New Orleans with performances by Choppa, Kermit Ruffins, Rockin Dopsie Jr, Partners-n-Crime & the Big EZ Band, Cupid & the Dance Party Express, Jonny Sketch& the Dirty Note J & the Causeways, Big 6 Brass Band, Angela Bell, and more. Best part: it’s free and open to the public. Click here for more information. 

Fulton Street
Getting there
Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

What: BlerdFest night at the movies: MicMacs + Karaoke
When: 8 p.m. – Midnight
Where: 3821 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Price: Free

The organizers of BlerdFest are hosting a movie night! MICMACS is a French film from the director of City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, and Amélie (if you don’t know those films, you should), about a man seeking revenge on the weapons manufacturers that caused him so much pain. Click here for more information. 

3821 Dauphine St
Getting there
3821 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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