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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 29 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

May 29 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

David Hansen's Garden…

May 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

May 29, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 29 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 29 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 29 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

May 29 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Senga Nengudi:…

May 29 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

The Georgian…

May 29 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

The Historic New…

May 29 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The Irish House…

May 29, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

May 29 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

May 29, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

May 30 - 30, 2017
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2017 New Orleans Golf…

May 30 - 31, 2017
Don't miss it when Global Golf Institute, Inc. hosts its 6th Annual New… more

Ashe Powerhouse…

May 30 - 30, 2017
Ashé Cultural Arts Center is happy to present the dramatic documentary,… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

May 30 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

May 30, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The All-Star…

May 30 - 30, 2017
The only Classic Americana show of its kind in New Orleans, each week featuring… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 29 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… 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 Blvd.
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: (504) 689-2663
  • Region: Westbank
2

Beach on Bourbon

  • 227 Bourbon St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 231-8519
  • Region: French Quarter
3

Big Chief John Mardi Gras Indian Experience

  • New Orleans, LA 70125
  • Phone: (504) 610-4479
  • Region: Mid-City
4

Bombay Club

  • 830 Rue Conti St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 577-2237
  • Region: French Quarter
5

The Crazy Lobster

  • 500 Port of New Orleans Pl.
  • Suite 83
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 569-3380
  • Region: Riverfront
6

Estrella Steak and Lobster House

  • 237 Decatur St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 525-6151
  • Region: French Quarter
7

Ford Music Productions

  • 2908 Sherwood Dr.
  • LaPlace, LA 70068
  • Phone: (985) 817-1457
  • Region: Outside Metro Area
8

Fritzel's Jazz Club

  • 733 Bourbon St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 586-4800
  • Region: French Quarter
9

Hansen Music Productions, LLC

  • P.O. Box 24369
  • New Orleans, LA 70184
  • Phone: (504) 427-2008
  • Region: Lake Front
10

The Hot 8 Brass Band

  • Phone: (917) 821-1878
  • Region: Warehouse/Arts District
11

The Irish House

  • 1432 St. Charles Ave.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 595-6755
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
12

Live Nation Entertainment

  • 1450 Poydras St.
  • Suite 1430
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 561-7011
  • Region: Central Business District/Downtown
13

The Maison

  • 508 Frenchmen St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 371-5543
  • Region: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
14

Maple Leaf Bar

  • 8316 Oak St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: (504) 866-9359
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
15

Marigny Opera House

  • 725 St. Ferdinand St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 948-9998
  • Region: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
16

My Bar @ 635

  • 635 Bourbon St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 598-4583
  • Region: French Quarter
17

New Orleans Creole Cookery

  • 510 Toulouse St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 524-9632
  • Region: French Quarter
18

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
19

Preservation Hall

  • 726 St. Peter St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 522-2841
  • Region: French Quarter
20

Republic New Orleans

  • 828 S. Peters St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 528-8282
  • Region: Warehouse/Arts District
21

RF's

  • 301 Dauphine St.
  • New Orleans , LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 586-0972
  • Region: French Quarter
22

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

  • 921 Canal St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 524-1331
  • Region: French Quarter
23

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon

  • 9477 Waples St.
  • Suite 150
  • San Diego, CA 92121
  • Phone: (800) 311-1255
  • Region: Outside Metro Area
24

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

  • 626 Frenchmen St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 949-0696
  • Region: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
25

The Spotted Cat Music Club

  • 623 Frenchmen St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 258-3135
  • Region: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater