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Each Thursday evening, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to present Ogden After Hours, featuring a live musical performance by Southern Musicians and interview by Southern music historian(s).

More than a museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to the celebration of Southern culture, including the region's unique blend of musical styles and talents. Ogden After Hours offers Museum visitors a weekly opportunity to celebrate the music of the South in an intimate and unique way, surrounded by the Museum's diverse collection and in the Museum's architecturally-distinct setting.

Beginning in October 2003, the Museum has welcomed a diverse line-up of Southern musicians, including Theresa Andersson, brothers James and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Sunpie Barnes, the Basin Street Sheiks, Henry Butler, Grayson Capps, Kim Carson, Leah Chase, Lyn Drury, John Fohl, Jonathan Freilich and Glen Hartman, the Hackberry Ramblers, Jeff and Vida, Little Freddie King, Joe Krown, Steve Riley, David Greely, Julia LaShae, Ingrid Lucia, Jeremy Lyons, Jim McCormick, Anders Osborne, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), the Red Stick Ramblers, A. J. Roach, Coco Robicheaux, Amanda Shaw, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, David Egan, Stanton Moore (of Galactic), Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown just to name a few.

Education Component

The musicians perform live and are interviewed by a guest journalist about their Southern influences. The interview is scheduled at 6:30pm creating an atmosphere of discussion between artist and Museum visitor. Past moderators include George Ingmire (WWOZ), Bill deTurk (WWOZ), David Kunian (WWOZ, Radio Documentarian), Todd Mouton (Louisiana Crossroads, Director), Alex Rawls (offBEAT Magazine, Editor), John Swenson (AP Music Writer), and Michael Tisserand (Gambit Weekly, Editor).


Attendance at Ogden After Hours includes Museum members and visitors alike, of all ages. Attendees include families, residents of the Warehouse District, the "after-work" crowd, and tourists, (for OAH hosts approximately 50 concerts per year free with an Ogden Museum membership). The timing of the performances allows for many locals to enjoy the musicians' live performance in a smoke-free environment, and at an hour of the day that still allows attendees to "hear live music and still get a good night's sleep."

Ogden After Hours Live VOL 1

Following many evenings of music and conversation with the south's finest emerging and legendary musicians, the Museum decided to compile the recordings and make them available to the public. Thanks to the Ogden After Hours Artists and their gracious donations to the arts. The cd was produced at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans. Music and interview segements on Ogden After Hours Live Vol. 1 are as follows (in order of appearance on the record): Coco Robicheaux, James Singleton , Little Freddie King, Theresa Andersson, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Jim MccCormick, Anders Osborne, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Jonathan Freilich, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, James Andrews, Troy Andrews and Nikolaus Richards.


Ogden After Hours is promoted through editorial listings and write-ups in the three New Orleans Publications targeting to entertainment, specifically the Times-Picayune's "Lagniappe", offBEAT Magazine and Gambit Weekly. Our listings can be found in our advertisment in offBEAT Magazine and on our website's calendar page. Weekly promotions also air on WWOZ-FM, a local radio station that focuses on Jazz. Ogden After Hours has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Times Picayune, New Orleans Magazine and offBEAT Magazine, .


Ogden After Hours is produced under the auspices of the Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for the Advancement of Southern Art and Culture. Other sponsors include Abita Beer, Cadillac, Republic Beverage Comapny, Michael Paz Productions, and offBEAT Magazine.

Group tours and Ogden After Hours

Ogden After Hours has also welcomed large groups along with the regular Museum visitor, including NPR station managers from accross the United States, local tour operators, and gatherings/receptions for local companies. The Museum has also hosts three annual "Ogden After Hours for Teachers ," welcoming 350 teachers from across the metropolitan area. Please contact Ellen Balkin eblakin@ogdenmuseum.org for more group tour information.


Ogden After Hours is curated by the Curator of Southern Music and a committee comprised of staff and other community members. To be considered for a performance, please submit a press kit and demo to the Curator of Southern Music, Attn: Libra LaGrone. For more information, contact music@ogdenmuseum.org.

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