In New Orleans, you can "do whatcha wanna" any night of the week. From smooth Jazz professional to amateur karaoke, here are just a few choices for New Orleans live music options:
Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Preservation Hall
This French Quarter classic has been an instrumental part of preserving jazz heritage since opening in 1961. The house band plays all over the world for the same reason.
Big Al Carlson at the Funky Pirate
Big Al Carlson is a mainstay at this long-standing Bourbon Street club. Order a tall Hand Grenade (one of the strongest drinks in the French Quarter) and take in the blues and jazz of this New Orleans legend.
Irvin Mayfield at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
Grammy-winning jazz artist Irvin Mayfield stops into his namesake music venue when he's not touring the world.
Karaoke at Cat's Meow
The city's music scene tends to rub off on people, which might be why this karaoke bar is so famous.
Ellis Marsalis at Snug Harbor
This jazz-piano trio lights up the stage at Snug Harbor, one of the great music clubs of the famous Frenchmen Street entertainment district.
Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton
The Davenport Lounge at the Ritz is named after this jazz trumpeter; see why Thurs-Sat nights.
Cajun music at Tipitina's
Take a break from jazz and listen to native, accordion- and fiddle-inspired music at this Uptown institution.