For each performance season, we invite local, national and international musicians and performers to create new works at the Music Box Village.

They explore and develop sounds and rhythms using our musical houses, culminating in an original performance series offered to the public over the course of a night or a weekend. While performers may incorporate their own songs and instruments, this show will be unlike any other you will see from these artists. Each performance is an experiment and an adventure for artists and audiences!

Stay tuned as we announce the rest of our exciting Spring Season. 


Thursday, May 4th:
Mike Dillon’s
New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium:

with Special Guests Rickie Lee Jones and Clint Maegan.

an unbelievable roster of New Orleans talent, featuring Jason Marsalis, Brian Coogan, Stanton Moore, Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Simon Lott, Weedie Braimah, Paul Thibodeaux, Otto Schrang, Daria Dzurik, Tiffany Lamson (Givers), Jesse Paige, Stephen Montalvo, Aaron Walker, Logan Schutts, Brendan Bull, Helen Gillet, Nathan Lambertson, Cliff Hines, Brian Haas, and Mark Southerland!

Thursday, May 4th:
One Show Only! Doors at 6:30pm.
$20 Advance/ $25 at the Door

Saturday, May 6th:
“Dub Down Babylon” by Dustan Louque, featuring Nels Cline (Wilco) and local luminaries

Dustan Louque, a musician/impresario from St. James Parish, will make his directorial debut at the Music Box Village with his favorite musicians blending folk, dub and noise music.
“The scene is set in post-apocalyptic New Orleans. After centuries of degrading the planet, humans destroyed nearly all life on earth and have fled to inhabit and deplete other planets. On this night in New Orleans, the survivors commune to regenerate through sound and movement.”

The eclectic list of musicians include Nels Cline (Wilco), Josh Werner (Lee “Scratch” Perry), Margaret Hebert (Classical Pianist), Rob Cambre (New Orleans Prophet of Noise), Eric Heigle (Arcade Fire, Lost Bayou Ramblers). More special guests will be announced soon.


Saturday, May 6th, 2017
One Show Only! Doors at 7pm
$20 Advance / $25 at the door

Friday, May 12th:
Preservation Hall & special guests from Haiti & Cuba present C’est Ainsi.

Connecting the trade routes of the Afro-Caribbean via Haitian, Cuban and New Orleanian stars of percussion, C’est Ainsi brings the Afro-Cuban aesthetics of Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s new album “So It Is” outside and under the stars.

New Orleans Airlift has invited the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and premiere guest percussionists to connect the French and Spanish Caribbean through channels of sound, in a residency in our musical town. Join us for this one-time chance to experience their original collaborative creation in a site unlike any other.

Advance Tickets Here:
Friday, May 12th – Two Shows/One night!
Doors at 6:00pm and 8:00pm
$20 advance / $25 at the door


Please double-check your SHOW TIME and SHOW DATE **before ** completing your purchase!! We are unable to make changes to tickets once your sale is complete.

If you have purchased an Advance Online ticket, your name will be at our Will Call window. You do not need a paper ticket. If you would like to print your confirmation email, you may show it for entry at our back gate. Tickets are also available for sale at the door, up to capacity. Paper tickets are available at Euclid Records: 3301 Chartres St.

When coming to The Music Box Village:

– Our parking lot is reserved for those who need special assistance. Please bike or cab if possible.
– Dogs are not allowed.
– Children are welcome at a maximum of three per adult. Children must be supervised at all times due to the high risk nature of our site.
– Please do not smoke in, around or near our musical houses.
– Seating is limited, bring picnic blankets or your own seating.
– The venue is outdoors and unpaved, please dress accordingly.
– Fridays-Sundays, we provide a reasonably priced bar offering water, cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Proceeds support our project!


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