Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Located in the Faubourg Marigny, the local favorite offers all ranges of jazz, blues, funk klezmer and more. Local musicians play their hearts out, but international bands abound as well. Often rated 1 on most sites, tourists, celebrities and locals flock to enjoy the music and local brews offered at this music club. The charming Three Muses celebrates blues, jazz, New Orleans-style bands and a mix of many other musical traditions.
The Spotted Cat Music Club
Neon blinks, a trombone slides and a crowd gathers for another impromptu curbside concert on Frenchmen Street. Frenchmen -- crowded, buzzing and vibrant -- might just be the most consistently musical stretch of asphalt in New Orleans. Its venues offer an array of live performances ranging from traditional jazz to blues to reggae and rock and are, themselves, famous, attracting audiences from all over the world. With one trip around the clubs on Frenchmen, you are likely to hear all kinds of music, as it is what the street is known for. Grab some friends and dance the night away on this bumping thoroughfare. Most clubs are 21 and older, but a few allow children until 10pm!
We put together a primer on when and where to find great live street music, and some tips to keep this rich and colorful tradition alive. The space between the gated park and St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square has long served as a stomping ground for brass band musicians looking for opportunities to perform outside of parades and concerts. Although he passed away in , some of his former bandmates still spend time in the square, honoring the tradition of the music and sharing it with passersby.
In fact, I avoid most of them! But every night of the week live bands play at the Jazz Playhouse, just inside the lobby. No cover charge, and a really great vibe with low lighting and table service. Order a cheese platter and a couple of cocktails and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of up and comers, old timers and musicians generally just loving what they do. Preservation Hall is more of a room really and has been the home of jazz legends since the s.