Halloween parties and concerts in New Orleans 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons. This Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and New Orleans has plenty going on, from big weekend festivals to today's biggest country stars. So, guys and ghouls, get your costume picked out, grab your tickets and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

Jason Aldean
Oct. 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square - Lasalle St., New Orleans, LA 70112

The tragic shooting in Las Vegas last week happened just as country singer Jason Aldean's set was coming to a close, and despite an undoubtedly difficult time and canceled concerts this weekend in California, Aldean plans to continue with the rest of his They Don't Know tour as scheduled. He'll play in New Orleans stop a few days before Halloween on Oct. 26. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $41.

Soundbytes with PJ Morton: Halloween edition
Oct. 26 @ 9 p.m.
Three Keys at Ace Hotel New Orleans - 600 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130

New Orleans native PJ Morton hosts this monthly open-mic session, with October's falling just before Halloween on the 26. Enjoy the show for free, or take the stage yourself!

The Struts
Oct. 27 @ 10:30 p.m.
House of Blues - 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Enjoy a show from rock band The Struts, kicking off Halloween weekend on Oct. 27 at the House of Blues, with support from Public Access T.V. Tickets are on sale now--general-admission tickets are $20, reserved 21+ balcony seating is $45, and platinum tickets are $125. 

Voodoo Festival
Oct. 27-29
City Park - 1 Palm Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124

The Voodoo Music and Arts Festival is being held just in time for Halloween, taking place Oct. 27 through 29. The lineup includes Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Brand New, RL Grime, Crystal Castles, The Killers, Dillon Francis, The Head and the Heart, Post MaloneAndrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Tokimonsta, Vintage Trouble, Cold War Kids, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Oct. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Tipitina's - 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Check out '90s rock band Toadies at Tipitina's on Halloween itself. Tickets are on sale now for $22 in advance, $25 day of show.