Live Music Directory

From Zydeco to Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans is a city filled with music...more

It is said that in New Orleans, culture bubbles up from the streets. Nowhere is this more evident than in the music scene. You'll know it when you come across a street performance that rivals any ticketed show you've seen. Or when you find yourself inspired to sway, clap and move like never before.

The city is the birthplace of jazz and a mecca for gospel, R&B and ultimately, the rock and pop we love today. We aren't exaggerating when we say that a wholly original spirit of creativity and musical magic is alive on the streets and in the clubs of New Orleans. Experience unbelievable live musical performances in venues from swank lounges to tiny honky tonks to mega concerts in places like the Smoothie King Center.

New Orleans is one big stage. Come and play your part.


Irvin Mayfield Interview

A rising jazz legend talks about New Orleans' culture, music and food...more


Music Festivals & Concerts

New Orleans is a bustling city home to a steady calendar of music festivals...more

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