Whether you are looking for blues, jazz or the latest singer-songwriter in the Southland, you can find them in New Orleans. These are some of the best live music venues in New Orleans to catch a set. The black and white tiled warehouse has become a beloved space for great local, live music. Plan a night here for incredible live brass. This standing-room only music venue is a well-worn and intimate location.
The Jazz Playhouse
It makes you think of all the talented musicians that have honed their skills on the stage. With a musical history that dates back to the turn of the century and beyond. You could spend almost three months in New Orleans and go to a different music club every night. Meeting Planners. Travel Professionals. Press and Media. You've added your first Trip Builder item! Keep track of your trip itinerary here. Sign Up. Things to Do.
I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South — Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas — and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. New Orleans is home to a rich musical tradition. Blues, funk, jazz, zydeco, rock 'n' roll, country — the city can claim at least some responsibility for just about every genre of American music. Making a move to the Crescent City for a taste of live music, but in a jam as to where you should go? Here's a look at a sextet comprised of some of the best music venues in the world which all happen to be located in New Orleans. Among the many Frenchmen Street bars and venues featuring performances is the Apple Barrel, where there's live jazz and blues every night of the week. Expect a friendly local crowd, cheap drinks, and amazing acoustics.
When planning a trip to New Orleans, most visitors look forward to indulging in amazing food and listening to some truly exceptional live music. Not only is NOLA regarded as the birthplace, circa the late 19th century, of jazz, but the city has also maintained and expanded upon its diverse, ever-evolving auditory offerings over the past century-plus. This venerable institution crowns the to-do list of NOLA visitors and residents alike. Easily accessible in the heart of the French Quarter, the intimate club hosts rollicking, brassy jazz performances almost every night of the year. A relative newcomer to the scene, The Three Muses opened in and quickly distinguished itself not only for holding its own when its comes to heavy hitting musical acts—hosting lively performances of hot jazz, country and western and piano—but also for its superb food and drink offerings. Dive into a plate of bistro-inflected fare, such as beer-braised pork belly, grab a house cocktail such as the Spaghetti Western bourbon, Campari, rosemary syrup , and soak in the good vibes. This Frenchmen charmer kicks the evening off with early afternoon performances of live local music. The tiny, softly lit bar is mostly standing room, but still manages to pack in area favorites such as the six-member jazz band the Cottonmouth Kings and Miss Sophie Lee, a jazz crooner and co-owner of nearby The Three Muses. Tuesday nights with the Rebirth Brass Band are a floor-stomping citywide institution, while Sunday evenings feature the more laid back Joe Krown Trio.