Upcoming Events

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End of the Rainbow…

Sep 25 - 29, 2016
Come join for the exhibition of  End of the Rainbow, which is an extension… more

First Annual…

Sep 25 - Oct 4, 2016
Come out and learn the role the Black Panther Party played in the recovery of… more

Grand Golden Gamble

Sep 25 - 25, 2016
Longue Vue’s third annual Grand Golden Gamble fall fundraiser invites… more

Historic New Orleans…

Sep 25, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Mama's Music

Sep 25, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Modgun by Robert…

Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2016
The public is invited to tour the newly installed ModGun by Robert Tannen, the… more

New Orleans Fried…

Sep 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for the first-ever Fried Chicken Festival. The free, outdoor… more

NOLA Horror Film Fest

Sep 25 - 25, 2016
The NOLA Horror Film Fest is a film festival created by horror filmmakers for… more

Pippin

Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2016
In the carnival circus of Charlemagne’s crusades, the young prince Pippin… more

Saenger Theatre…

Sep 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for the sensational season opener with a brand new production of THE… more

Steamboat NATCHEZ…

Sep 25 - 25, 2016
- New Orleans is a town rich in musical history and has long influenced musical… more

The New Movement…

Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2016
The future begins at Beta, as the latest talents emerging from TNM's… more

The New Movement…

Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2016
Sunday night is home to School Night at TNM - a show that features the… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Sep 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for Flutist Laura Patterson, percussionist Brittany Piatz, pianist… more

World Famous Gospel…

Sep 25 - Dec 25, 2016
Join us for our new Gospel Brunch experience which includes local talent… more

“A Building With A…

Sep 26 - 30, 2016
In 1974, roughly two years before the founding of the CAC, the artist Gordon… more

Big Easy Tradtional …

Sep 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for  the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. This will be a… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Sep 26, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

House of Blues…

Sep 26 - Dec 26, 2016
Need a cure for your Monday Blues? Get a dose of free live local blues music by… more

House of Blues…

Sep 26 - Dec 26, 2016
Join Nicole Lynn Foxx and special guest comedian DC Paul every Monday night in… more

End of the Rainbow…

Sep 25 - 29, 2016
Come join for the exhibition of  End of the Rainbow, which is an extension… more

Live Music 7 Nights a Week

In New Orleans, you can "do whatcha wanna" any night of the week, whether it's stopping in for a cool jazz show or getting funky at the Maple Leaf Bar. Here are just a few choices for New Orleans live music options:

Monday

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.

Chicken and Waffles at The Maison 
If you are taking a stroll down Frenchmen Street, stop by the Maison. A majority of their shows are free, so just walk in, grab a drink and enjoy the jazz music.

Tuesday

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.

Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf Bar  
Come listen to the famous Rebirth Brass Band in one of the New Orleans' oldest music clubs.

Wednesday

Irvin Mayfield at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta
Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield stops into his namesake music venue when he's not touring the world. 

Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious at Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar 
The French Quarter's only revolving bar provides amazing specialty cocktails and great live music. Enjoy this whimsical hotspot while sipping a cocktail to live jazz.

Thursday

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.

Ogden After Hours at Ogden Museum of Southern Art 
Every Thursday is a party at Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Come see the Museum's diverse Collection as you listen to the music of the South.

Thursday's Twilight Concert Series at New Orleans City Park 
Showcasing the finest musicians in New Orleans, the Twilight Concert Series features an assortment of southern music. Beverages and food are provided as you enjoy the music in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the City Park's Botanical Garden.

Friday

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.

Jazz: Live at Hyatt at Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Experience the unique local talent every weekend while you sip speciality cocktails and try delicious small plates. 

Saturday

Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton
The Davenport Lounge at the Ritz is named after this jazz trumpeter; see why Thursday-Saturday nights.

Shotgun Jazz Band at Three Muses
Three Muses is a great local spot on the famous Frenchmen Street. This restaurant and bar is the place to be for cocktails, small plates and unique music. 

Sunday

Cajun music at Tipitina's
Take a break from jazz and listen to native, accordion- and fiddle-inspired music at this Uptown institution.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Columns Hotel 
There is always something happening at The Columns, and the best way to enjoy a brunch is eating while you listen to some jazz. 

Live Music Directory

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1

Bayou Barn

  • 7145 Barataria Boulevard
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: (504) 689-2663
  • Region: New Orleans Westbank
2

Beach on Bourbon

  • 227 Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 231-8519
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
3

Bombay Club

  • 830 Rue Conti
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 577-2237
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
4

The Crazy Lobster

  • 500 Port of New Orleans Place
  • Suite 83
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 569-3380
  • Region: Riverfront
5

Darcy Malone & The Tangle

  • Phone: (504) 494-3313
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown

Ford Music Productions

  • 2908 Sherwood Drive
  • LaPlace, LA 70068
  • Phone: (985) 817-1457
  • Region: Outside Metro
6

Fritzel's Jazz Club

  • 733 Bourbon St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 586-4800
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
7

Hansen Music Productions, LLC

  • PO Box 24369
  • New Orleans, LA 70184
  • Phone: (504) 283-3786
  • Region: Lake Front
8

The Hot 8 Brass Band

  • Region: Warehouse/Arts District
9

The Irish House

  • 1432 St. Charles Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 595-6755
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
10

Live Nation Entertainment

  • 1450 Poydras St.
  • Suite 1430
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 561-7011
  • Region: Central Business District/Downtown
11

The Maison

  • 508 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 371-5543
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
12

Maple Leaf Bar

  • 8316 Oak Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: (504) 866-9359
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
13

Marigny Opera House

  • 725 St. Ferdinand St
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 948-9998
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
14

My Bar @ 635

  • 635 Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 598-4583
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
15

New Orleans Creole Cookery

  • 510 Toulouse Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 524-9632
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
16

The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market

  • 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
  • New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Phone: (504) 301-9006
  • Region: Central Business District/Downtown

Preservation Hall

  • 726 St. Peter
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 522-2841
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
17

Republic New Orleans

  • 828 South Peters Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 528-8282
  • Region: Warehouse/Arts District
18

RF's

  • 301 Dauphine Street
  • New Orleans , LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 586-0972
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
19

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

  • 921 Canal Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 524-1331
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon

  • 9477 Waples Street
  • Suite 150
  • San Diego, CA 92121
  • Phone: (800) 311-1255
  • Region: Outside Metro
20

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

  • 626 Frenchmen St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 949-0696
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
21

The Spotted Cat Music Club

  • 623 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 258-3135
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
22

The All New Feelings Marigny Cafe & Courtyard Bar

  • 2600 Chartres Street
  • at the corner of Franklin Ave & Chartres Streets
  • New Orleans , LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 945-2222
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater