Culture + Style

A Live Music Lover’s
Guide to New Orleans

Maison (Photo: Joshua Brasted)

New Orleans is a city that truly never sleeps; there are hundreds of bars teeming with intoxicating music that beckons you inside to dance. As some spicy jazz pours out of one venue, you can feel the booming drum from a brass combo just across the street. Here are the top four live music venues the city has to offer its guests.

Tipitina’s

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Tipitina’s (Photo: Joshua Brasted)

This nearly 40-year-old music hall was the home base of local music legend Professor Longhair. Since the famed blues singer’s reign, the venue has hosted a number of amazing shows — just take a look at the posters lining the walls and rafters. Going to see a band like The Radiators at Tipitina’s supports the musical community of New Orleans: Tipitina’s hosts free workshops and donates instruments to students through the Tipitina’s Foundation.

Maple Leaf Bar

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Oak Street may seem quiet at night, but just step inside Maple Leaf Bar’s band sticker-covered doors to be proven wrong. This decades-old music hall features a long bar and a separate concert venue with a stage that welcomes the world-renowned Rebirth Brass Band every Tuesday night, as well as many more fantastic local artists each night of the week.

One Eyed Jacks

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If you’re in the French Quarter, One Eyed Jacks is a must-see venue. The decadently-decorated bar features a large concert hall that hosts a variety of acts for your entertainment, including live, burlesque, and decade-specific dance parties.

Maison

Maison (Photo: Joshua Brasted)

Located in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny along music-centric Frenchmen Street, Maison is a multifaceted entertainment venue. It hosts multiple artists on three stages every night, ranging from traditional jazz to funk and brass. The club’s long list of signature cocktails and delicious food doesn’t hurt, either.

 

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