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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 28 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Ben Harper & The…

Apr 28 - 28, 2017
See Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals live at the Orpheum Theater on… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Apr 28 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Apr 28 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Chicken on the Bone…

Apr 28 - Dec 6, 2017
Want to enjoy some nightlife? No trip to New Orleans is complete if you have… more

Dark Star Orchestra

Apr 28 - 28, 2017
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Apr 28, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Disney On Ice…

Apr 28 - 30, 2017
Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends… more

Disney On Ice…

Apr 28 - 30, 2017
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s… more

Happier Hour Wine…

Apr 28 - Jun 30, 2017
Each week, we feature several wines from around the world along with small… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 28 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 28 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 28 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 28 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

Apr 28 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Senga Nengudi:…

Apr 28 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

Stoned vs Drunk vs…

Apr 28, 2017 - Jul 24, 2026
Join us at the New Movement for a stand -up comedy challenge. Also, enjoy… more

Tennessee Williams -…

Apr 28 - May 16, 2017
Experience SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a decadent fever dream by Tennessee Williams! … more

The Georgian…

Apr 28 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

The Irish Cultural…

Apr 28, 2017 - Jan 22, 2027
Join us at the beautiful Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans every Friday… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 28 - 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. 

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