Upcoming Events

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“Awash with Color:…

May 1 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us for Funky But Better. more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us for Mia Borders and Colin Lake. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Tribute Band more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Jason D. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Keith Stone Band. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Marc Stone Band. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Roddy Romero & The Hub… more

City Park Presents -…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us in the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park for City… more

DISNEY ON ICE…

May 1 - 1, 2016
The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100… more

Disney on Ice: 100…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! The monumental ice skating… more

Irvin Mayfield & The…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Close out your festival weekend with House of Blues New Orleans for Irvin… more

Irvin Mayfield and…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Grammy Award Winning Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra perform… more

Irvin Mayfield Jazz…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mama's Music

May 01, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

New Orleans Photo…

May 1 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

PONDEROSA STOMP…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Kick off the day with Awakenings presented by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and… more

SOUTH LOUISIANA SWAMP…

May 1 - 1, 2016
A rich gumbo of So. LA talent takes over Three Keys with Keith Frank and the… more

The Historic New…

May 1 - 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

“Awash with Color:…

May 1 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… 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: 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

Feelings Cafe

  • 2600 Chartres
  • New Orleans , LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 945-2222
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater

Ford Music Productions

  • LaPlace, LA 70068
  • Phone: (985) 651-3347
  • 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 Irish House

  • 1432 St. Charles Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 595-6755
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
9

The Maison

  • 508 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 371-5543
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
10

Maple Leaf Bar

  • 8316 Oak Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: (504) 866-9359
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
11

Marigny Opera House

  • 725 St. Ferdinand St
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 948-9998
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
12

My Bar @ 635

  • 635 Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 598-4583
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
13

New Orleans Creole Cookery

  • 510 Toulouse Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 524-9632
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
14

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
15

Republic New Orleans

  • 828 South Peters Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 528-8282
  • Region: Warehouse/Arts District
16

RF's

  • 301 Dauphine Street
  • New Orleans , LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 586-0972
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
17

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
18

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

  • 626 Frenchmen St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 949-0696
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
19

The Spotted Cat Music Club

  • 623 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 258-3135
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
20

Three Muses

  • 536 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 252-4801
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
21

WWOZ 90.7 FM

  • PO Box 51840
  • New Orleans, LA 70151
  • Phone: (504) 568-1239
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater