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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-522-2841
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #10 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Jazz Bars, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Historic and inexpensive jazz venue may not serve food or drinks, but the music it serves up is first rate.
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Or you can arrive 30min prior, stand in line and pay half -$20, for 45mins of great music. Program changes according to who's in town. The resident band was in town - fresh from world tours- and they were fab. Very small and crowded with no AC, so may not suit if you're claustrophobic!

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was one of our first stops on our way to hear some great music in NOLA. The music was fantastic and the hour flew by. Get there early and line up to ensure you get seats or you will be left in the standing room area. We were in the standing room area but we stood to the left... More

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Paris, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

don-t hesitate to go! buy an expensive tkt in advance (cheaper when you queue but not sure to have a seat), ask for VIP seat, very worth it! very emotive and unforgettable!!

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We queued for over an hour for the 10 pm show. This was our last attempt to hear professional traditional jazz in NOLA. Surprisingly good Jazz has been very scarce on our entire visit to the south eastern states. The band looked very tired and extremely bored, especially the drummer and base and clarinet players. There was no Sax in... More

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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Don't be put off by the small room which hasn't been touched in over a century; or the stuffy sweaty room. Once the band comes out you'll forget all about it! The best Jazz I've every heard - this is a must for any music lover.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You need to line up an hour or so before each concert to get a place to sit. If you're willing to stand, or sit on the floor right in front of the musicians, that's another option. The music is just THE BEST. My only complaint was that it didn't go on longer ... After the concert, the musicians hang... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tickets are first come first serve So make sure you queue up early. Also, make sure you've used the toilets next door and bought a hurricane in preparation for the show as the venue has no toilet facilities or bar. 45 minute show flew by, the atmosphere and the skill of the musicians was incredible. I spent two days in... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great music, and a wonderful atmosphere. The Band that was playing was very lively and fun. They interacted with everyone and played very well.

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wilmington, ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great experience. Tons of history in one small club. A New Orleans must do! Great people, cool drinks and fantastic jazz!

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PA
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you like classic Jazz, this is the place to hear it. VERY SMALL! The seating area is tiny. Many patrons have to listen from the courtyard outside the music room. Cover fees vary depending on who is playing. There is usually a LONG line to get in, so go early.

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