Seeing Big Freedia perform is an unforgettable experience—much like visiting her native city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Here, the legendary bounce music artist shares her Crescent City-favorites—from the best performance venues to NOLA’s hidden gems.
The best part about living in New Orleans:
New Orleans is the most amazing city because we have so many different types of people, food, and music. It’s such a joyful place! The city has inspired me with jazz, second line bands, hip-hop, Mardi Gras Indians—all of New Orleans’ flavor has impacted me as an artist.
NOLA’s LGBTQ community:
You know, it’s really always been here, unchanged for decades. I’d say there’s more of a spotlight on it now. We haven’t changed as much as there’s more interest and excitement about it from the outside.
Favorite food spots:
Lunch: Neyow’s Creole Café—best red beans and rice in the city.
Dinner: Morrow’s—a new spot with the best crawfish pasta. It comes with fried fish on top and garlic bread.
Swamp and alligator tours are a MUST!