Many New Orleans musicians are now performing in cities around the country. For an extensive list, check the Web site of OffBeat magazine,, and click on Listings, then Louisiana Music on Tour. Some benefit performances that include or headline New Orleans musicians are listed at and

Here are a few cities where you can find displaced New Orleans musicians performing.

* Austin. A comprehensive list of live music offerings, including those by New Orleans performers, is available at the Austin Chronicle's Web site, (click on the calendar, then on music listings). New Orleans musicians are playing Monday and Thursday nights at the Elephant Room (315 Congress Ave.). Ivan Neville's band will perform Monday nights through December at Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W. Fourth St.). A Tipitina's Foundation Benefit featuring various New Orleans artists is set for Oct. 16 at the Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave., The club will regularly feature New Orleans artists over the next several months.

* Baton Rouge, La. Although the tourism bureau doesn't identify which musicians are from New Orleans, their performances are included in the events calendar listed by the Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (800-527-6843,

* Houston. Sammy's (2016 Main St.) is featuring New Orleans bands most Thursdays and Sundays. Tommy's Seafood and Steakhouse (11660 Westheimer Rd.), which serves New Orleans-style food, regularly features New Orleans musicians at Sunday brunch and Sunday dinner. The Magnolia Hotel (1100 Texas Ave.) has added New Orleans musicians to its lineup and is talking about a regular All New Orleans night. Find New Orleans bands performing in Houston at and click on "NOAH live," or call 713-805-9118.

* Memphis. New Orleans's traditional Voodoo Music Experience festival, slated for Oct. 29 and 30, has moved to Memphis and will include performances by the Neville Brothers and Dr. John. Details: For other performances, including those by New Orleans musicians, check the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Web site,, and click on Entertainment, then Music.

* Nashville. Find a variety of music events -- you'll have to ferret out the New Orleans musicians, including the Neville Brothers -- at the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau site, Likely candidates for hosting New Orleans musicians: Bourbon Street Blues (220 Printers Alley, and B.B. King's Blues Club (152 Second Ave. N.,

* Portland, Ore. The Mardi Gras in October benefit is set for Oct. 18 at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom (1332 W. Burnside), with Bill Summers of Los Hombres Caliente, Donald Harrison, Trombone Shorty, Clarence Johnson and Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias. Details: New Orleans musicians and bands, including Nicholas Payton, Nobu Ozaki and New Orleans Straight Ahead, will also play with Northwest musicians at the Portland Jazz Festival Feb. 17-26. For more details on New Orleans musicians who relocated to Portland: 503-228-5299,

-- Cindy Loose