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Preservation Hall

Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2841
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Ranked #41 of 204 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms...
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Type: Performances
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Owner description: New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A must see while in New Orleans. Some of the most well known Jazz musician's today. One of the oldest buildings in the City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

There is nothing quite like a hot August night in the French Quarter as you sit in Preservation Hall listening to the gods of jazz. It's hot; it's crowded, and it is the epitome of the city that care forgot. If you can't fit inside, stand outside and let the music take you on its fantastic wings. This IS New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If you want to see an excellent Jazz show this is it. You can reserve seats ahead of time for the first two rows, but it's a very small room. Old time Jazz with guest performers. Even my 27 year old daughter loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Worth every penny. Cash only. We got there about 8:30 for the 9:00 performance on a Saturday night and just barely made it in. Standing room only. If you plan ahead, you can buy advance tickets and have a guaranteed seat... but we still enjoyed it even though we were standing in the back. Bought a shirt after the show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I have been a fan of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band since first seeing them about 8 years ago. Whenever they are in New England, I am there! This being a Monumental birthday year, a childhood friend and I vowed to go here to celebrate. I wish Joe, Mark, Clint, Rickie, Charlie, Ronell, Freddie and Ben had been there, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

If the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is in town, jump on it. Get there around an hour early to actually get a seat, or good view. Grab a "to go" drink from the bar next door while you wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After years of visiting New Orleans, I just attended one of Preservation Hall's three nightly jazz performances and can't wait to return. Only 45 minutes each, shows highlight local jazz talent in an intimate, historic setting. Admission is only $15 (up to $45 if you want to book one of two rows of served seating online) and well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is NOLA dixie jazz music at it's oldest and original best. Shows run every hour and this could be the best $15 you spend in the French Quarter. No bar service but you are welcome to bring in a drink with you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We got in line, outside the entrance to Pat O'Briens, and waited for the hall to open. Ended up in the last standing row and really could not see the performers, but it did not matter. The traditional jazz and sound that we heard made it all alright. The building is in tatters, but the music beat every other jazz... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Worth the wait in line and pretty much the only place you can take kids to listen to music in the French Quarter any more. The shows are incredibly short, around 45 minutes. You will wait in line longer. Pick a pillow in the front row and get comfortable.

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