New Orleans Music Heritage Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in New Orleans
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Tour description

Dig into the musical history of New Orleans with this 2-hour music and heritage tour. Listen to songs and the stories behind them as you learn more about the immortals of blues, jazz, gospel, and rock n'roll that have been a part of this city. Hear about Louis Armstrong, James Booker, Fats Domino, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Buddy Bolden, Mahalia Jackson, and many others who are part of 300 years of musical heritage.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Louisiana Music Factory, 421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2039Meet your guide, Keith (a Louisiana record man with more than 20 years of record business experience), at the Louisiana Music Factory on Frenchmen Street - the most musical street in New Orleans. Spend approximately 2 hours and a dozen songs while we walk through historic New Orleans 'faubourgs' (neighborhoods) - the Marigny, French Quarter, and Treme - spanning space, time and genres we learn 300 years of New Orleans Music & Heritage. The aural-visual walking tour is accompanied by Bluetooth speaker capability to provide musical accompaniment of the artists and locations along the tour. This is Keith's favorite record store - everything we talk about on the tour, you can get here!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LACross Esplanade then turn on Chartres Street and pay a visit to the boyhood home of Danny Parker. Along with his rambunctious and bawdy-singing wife Blue Lu, we learn how a single man can save New Orleans Brass Band heritage. Next are stops in the Place de Armes, Preservation Jazz Hall, a stroll down Bourbon Street to Mister New Orleans, and J&M Studios - the 'Home of Rock N' Roll.'Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182Sandra and Allan Jaffe visited on their honeymoon and found their life giving home at Pres Hall. Visit the gift shop and take a photo while here.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130At one-time Bourbon Street was the most musical street in the world! Cats like Louis Prima, Al Hirt and Pete Fountain blaring Jazz through the hot, wet night air. Saunter or sashay with us as we hear Basin Street Blues blowing on a Clarinet. Stop At: Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3086Here you'll see the Louis Armstrong statue. While in the Treme, America's 1st African-American neighborhood, you'll hear about their influence in New Orleans music and heritage.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Congo Square, 701 N Rampart St Entrance at the Corner of N. Rampart and Saint Peter Streets, New Orleans, LA 70116-3085Stops in Armstrong Park include Congo Square.Duration: 5 minutes

What's included

  • 2-hour musical walking tour with an experienced guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities