5 music events to look forward to in New Orleans this weekend

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If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.

From the Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival to day five of the The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

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School of Rock Presents ENCORE

From the event description:

School of Rock Presents Encore. Come check out the best of the best of School of Rock's fall seasonal shows! You'll hear the best from our Classic Metal, Rolling Stones, and our Talking Heads vs. The Cars show. PLUS, there will also be a performance by our enthusiastic and talented Rock 101 students. Additionally, our group of incredibly talented music instructors will perform a special set showcasing our next seasonal shows; Tribute to Led Zeppelin and Indie Rock. Don't miss this live special event!

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Art Garage, 2231 St. Claude Ave.
Admission: $10

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Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival

From the event description:

A star-studded lineup playing handmade instruments in the greatest musical city in the world!

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 3-11 p.m.
Where: The Howlin' Wolf, 907 S. Peters St.
Admission: $25

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Tattered Rabbit

From the event description:

Killer all local psyche/rock/experimental gig, featuring Tattered Rabbit, The Ivory Sons, The Foragers and Sunday Circus.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m.–midnight
Where: Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St.
Admission: $10

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Ray Volpe

From the event description:

Ray Volpe returns to New Orleans to bring a dose of heavy bass to start off the new decade right.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: Republic NOLA, 828 S. Peters St.
Admission: $15

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Day 5 - The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival

From the event description:

Learn about the life and legacy of jazz musician Danny Barker.

When: Sunday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Admission: $10

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