Listen closely and you might hear a French Quarter façade bemoan her secrets. Her riotous music might seize you up, mesmerize you, and make you tap to a Dixieland groove, do the Cajun two-step or fais-do-do to zydeco. The rattle of the streetcar may lull you into a reverie, as you deeply breathe in air thick with the perfume of sweet olive and night-blooming jasmine.

FRENCH QUARTER

House of Blues

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, established in 1994, New Orleans' House of Blues offers a diverse array of music for every age. From its folk art ambiance to its Creole kitchen, this House of Blues offers you a delightful treat.

225 Decatur Street
(504) 310-4999
www.hob.com/neworleans

Snug Harbor

This is the most intimate Jazz venue in New Orleans. Combine the intimacy with an ever-changing line-up of some of the best musicians in the world and you end up with an up-close and personal music experience that cannot be matched anywhere else in the city. On almost any night you are guaranteed to bear witness to the forefront of contemporary jazz in the making. Snug Harbor is separated into three distinct spaces: A cozy restaurant with candlelit tables; a warm, dark-wood bar area; and a performance club with close- quartered table seating on two levels.

626 Frenchman Street
(504) 949-0696
www.snugjazz.com

The Bombay Club

This club is the sort of place that many people dream of enjoying in New Orleans, but cannot seem to find. It's decadent but tasteful, delicious but not stuffy, and filled with great music but never deafening. The Bombay Club should be on every visitor's "must see list" in the Crescent City.

830 Conti Street
(504) 586-0972
www.bombayclubneworleans.com

The Saenger Theatre

The Saenger Theatre opened on February 4, 1927. The 4,000-seat theatre took three years to build and cost $2.5 million. Its opening prompted thousands to parade along Canal Street. The top ticket price was 65 cents, and the bill for each performance included a silent movie and stage play (produced by the Paramount-Publix Corporation), and music from the Saenger Grand Orchestra.

Architect Emile Weil designed the interior of an atmospheric theatre to recall an Italian Baroque courtyard. Weil installed 150 lights in the ceiling of the theatre, arranged in the shape of constellations of the night sky. The theatre also employed special effects machines to project images of moving clouds, sunrises, and sunsets across the theatre's interior.

111 Canal Street
(504) 525-1052
www.saengernola.com

 

Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall opened its doors in 1961. The hall was created as a sanctuary, to protect and honor New Orleans Jazz, which had lost much of its popularity to modern jazz and rock n roll. Live New Orleans Jazz nightly 8:00 to 11:00pm: $15.00 admission and all ages welcome.

726 St. Peter Street
(504) 522-2841
www.preservationhall.com

One Eyed Jacks

Located in the French Quarter, this locals’ favorite music club has everything from nationally renowned and local heavy metal bands to burlesque shows and 80's dance nights.

615 Toulouse Street
(504) 569-8361
www.oneeyedjacks.net

Pat O'Brien’s

Pat O'Brien’s is the place to experience truly unique entertainment, with its six venues under one roof, you can really find your own niche here. "Home of the Famous Hurricane" cocktail!

718 St. Peter Street
(504) 525-4823 or (800) 597-4823
www.patobriens.com

BB Kings Blues Club

Are you ready for the time of your life in the “Big Easy”? For the best live music in New Orleans you have to be at BB King’s Blues Club, located across the street from the French Market. We’ll be serving up the best Barbecue anywhere in New Orleans, along with fresh shucked oysters in our Oyster Bar.  A fantastic event venue, and not just because of the location, food, and music.  Our gift to music lovers everywhere is the B.B. King’s Blues Club All-Star Band, our hand-selected house band, complete with a full horn section that will have you dancing to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and all your favorite Blues, Soul, and Rock and Roll musicians. Our musicians will remind you why Aretha demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, why Tina left her good job in the city, why Ray has Georgia on his mind and what the Temptations are talking about!

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am-midnight

1104 Decatur Street
New Orleans, La 70116
(504) 934-5464
bbkings.com/new-orleans

 

CBD & WAREHOUSE DISTRICT

The Howlin' Wolf

The Howlin' Wolf is a world-class music venue with the comfortable feel of a neighborhood pub. The Wolf's stage has been graced by some of the biggest names in local and national talent. Located two blocks from the convention center. Available for private parties.

907 St. Peters Street
(504) 529-5844
www.thehowlinwolf.com

Republic

Republic of New Orleans is a creative and cultural center providing constantly evolving entertainment through music, fashion, film and the arts.

828 S. Peters Street
(504) 528-8282
www.republicnola.com

The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum in New Orleans was constructed in 1918 by G. Albert Lansburgh. After the three short years it was open it was converted to a vaudeville theatre with a seating capacity of 1,500. The theatre was saved from demolition when it was purchased by the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra and promptly retrofitted as a concert hall. In 2012 the facility underwent a $13 Million renovation to bring it up to modern standards as far as technology, comfort, and spectator amenities. It reopened nearly three years later and was inaugurated by its new tenants, the Louisiana Philharmonic Theatre.

129 Roosevelt Way
(504) 274-4870
www.orpheumnola.com

 

 

 

Vic's Kangaroo Café

Located in the Historic Warehouse District. Vic's is an Australian neighborhood pub featuring down home cooking & live music. Conveniently located a short walk from the French Quarter & the Convention Center.

636 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504) 524-G'DAY (4329)
www.satchmo.com/vics/

Whiskey Blue

Located in the W Hotel, the hippest of the Big Easy's boutique accommodations, the LA style lounge is luminous blue and frequented by the young and pretty elite.

333 Poydras Street
(504) 207-5016

UPTOWN & BEYOND

Tipitina's Uptown

Tipitina’s was created in the 70's by local music enthusiasts, and quickly became home to dozens of New Orleans rhythm and blues artists. Today the club is home to nationally touring acts of every genre and everything from local hip-hop and brass bands to R&B and funk.

501 Napoleon Avenue
(504) 895-8477
www.tipitinas.com

Mid-City Lanes Rock N’ Bowl

Home of the Rock N' Bowl, this unique bowling alley features blues, R&B, zydeco, rock and more. Shows begin 9ish Wed-Sat, with hot "Swing Night" every Tuesday.

3016 S. Carrollton Avenue
(504) 861-1700
www.rocknbowl.com

Maple Leaf

It is the oldest and most beloved of New Orleans' music clubs with live bands 7 nights a week. The shotgun-style building, along with side and back courtyards, can hold 500 people. Music styles include blues, funk, R&B, rock, zydeco, jazz, jam bands and any combo.

8316 Oak Street
(504) 866-9359
www.mapleleafbar.com