Upcoming Events

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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 3 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 3 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

The Foundation…

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Live Music 7 Nights a Week

In New Orleans, you can "do whatcha wanna" any night of the week. 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. Majority of their shows are free, so just walk in, grab a drink and enjoy the jazz music and other genres performing later in the evening.

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 longest continuing operation of New Orleans' music clubs with live performances.

Wednesday

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

Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious at Hotel Monteleone's Carousal Bar 
The French Quarter's only revolving bar that provides amazing specialty cocktails and great live music. Enjoy this whimsical hotspot while listening to the entertainment.

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, featuring an assortment of southern music. Beverages and food is provided as you enjoy the music in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the Botanical Garden at City Park.

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 Thurs-Sat 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 something always happening at The Column 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

Crazy Lobster, The

  • 500 Port of New Orleans Place
  • Suite 83
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 569-3380
  • Region: Riverfront
4

Crescent City Music Entertainment

  • Phone: (504) 578-8474
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
5

Feelings Cafe

  • 2600 Chartres
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 945-2222
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
6

Ford Music Productions

  • LaPlace, LA 70068
  • Phone: (985) 651-3347
  • Region: Outside Metro
7

Fritzel's Jazz Club

  • 733 Bourbon St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 586-4800
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
8

Hansen Music Productions, LLC

  • PO Box 24369
  • New Orleans, LA 70184
  • Phone: (504) 283-3786
  • Region: Lake Front
9

Irish House, The

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

Maison, The

  • 508 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 371-5543
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
11

Maple Leaf Bar

  • 8316 Oak Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: (504) 866-9359
  • Region: Garden District/Uptown
12

Marigny Opera House

  • 725 St. Ferdinand St
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Phone: (504) 948-9998
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
13

My Bar @ 635

  • 635 Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 598-4583
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
14

Naydja CoJoe & Lagniappe Section

  • P.O. Box 2543
  • Gretna, LA 70053
  • Phone: (817) 992-6010
  • Region: Westbank
15

New Orleans Creole Cookery

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

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, The

  • 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

Ritz-Carlton,New Orleans, The

  • 921 Canal Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Phone: (504) 524-1331
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
19

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

Spotted Cat Music Club, The

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

Three Muses

  • 536 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Phone: (504) 252-4801
  • Region: French Quarter/FaubourgMarigny/Bywater
23

WWOZ 90.7 FM

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