Upcoming Events


America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Clyde & Iggy

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 26, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 26 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 26 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Historic New…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 26, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more


Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Swipe Right and come and play in the Lounge at Foundation Room. DJ Raj Smoove… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment from… more

Sixty Minute Sip Down

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Who says it has to end early? We are extending this New Orleans Friday… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… 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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 

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