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Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall, housed in a former art gallery dating from 1803, is one of New Orleans' most storied live-music venues. The resident performers, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, are ludicrously talented, and regu…
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'Tips', as locals call it, is one of New Orleans’ great musical icons. The legendary Uptown nightclub, which takes its name from Professor Longhair’s 1953 hit single, is the site of some of the city’s most memorable…
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Fritzel's European Jazz Pub

There's no cover charge at this awesome venue for live jazz, which is so small that you really can't have a bad seat. The seating is kind of rustic: benches and chairs so tightly packed that you'll be apologizing fo…
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AllWays Lounge

In a city full of funky music venues, AllWays stands out as one of the funkiest. On any given night of the week you may see experimental guitar, local theater, thrash-y rock, live comedy, burlesque or a '60s-inspire…
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Spotted Cat

The Cat might just be your sexy dream of a New Orleans jazz club, a thumping sweatbox where drinks are served in plastic cups, impromptu dances break out at the drop of a feathered hat and the music is always except…
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Maple Leaf Bar

The premier night-time destination in the Riverbend area, the legendary Maple Leaf’s dimly lit, pressed-tin caverns are the kind of environs you’d expect from a New Orleans juke joint. Work up a sweat on the small d…
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Hi Ho Lounge

Hip-hop, punk, brass bands, dance parties, live storytelling events and Mardi Gras Indians regularly pop up at Hi Ho, one of the most eclectic venues in an eclectic city. It can get pretty packed, but this remains o…
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Savoy Music Center

The best time to visit Eunice is on a Saturday from 9am to noon when this accordion factory and shop hosts a Cajun-music jam ­session. Musician Marc Savoy and his guitarist wife, Ann, often join in.
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Blue Moon Saloon

This intimate venue on the back porch of the accompanying guesthouse is what Louisiana is all about: good music, good people and good beer. What's not to love? Music tends to go off Wednesday to Saturday.
Live Music in Cajun Prairie

Fred's Lounge

Deep in the heart of Cajun country, Mamou is a typical South Louisiana small town six days of the week, worth a peek and a short stop before rolling on to nearby Eunice. But on Saturday morning, Mamou's hometown han…