UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 13: Blues band guitarist drums playing Vaso live jazz club, Decatur Frenchmen Street, Marigny, French Quarter New Orleans USA (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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The ‘locals' Bourbon St’ is how Frenchmen St is usually described to those who want to know where New Orleanians listen to music. The predictable result? Frenchmen St is now packed with out-of-towners each weekend. Still, it's a ton of fun, especially on weekdays when the crowds thin out but music still plays. Bars and clubs are arrayed back to back for several city blocks in one of the best concentrations of live-music venues in the country.