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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 #14 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Landmarks & points of interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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: Theaters, Landmarks & points of interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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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Baja California, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Definitively if you're looking for a good jazz/blues live music performance at New Orleans you must to go to Presevation Hall, we went 2 nights in a row and both nights experiences were unique and so relaxing; musicians are very talented and authentic; if you want to insure to be seated must to reserve in advance or stand in the... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I went with my cousin who plays clarinet and even though I'm not a jazz expert or a musician I loved this experience! I love live music so it wasn't a surprise that I enjoyed myself but the band was so positive and watching them perform in this historic building was amazing. We payed for the second row seats just... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Safe, clean, well maintained. Path is goof for running, not great for cycling, too broken in some spots. Beautiful place to get some quiet after experiencing all th noise and party in Nola.

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redondo beach, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I recommend making reservations and reserve either the front row benches or if you need a seat with a back there are about 6 chairs with backs that you can reserve. Without reservations, you stand in a line and it is first come first serve for usually standing room only. The hall is VERY small so any seat is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to go here by a few friends and it didn't disappoint. Good authentic music by very talented musicians all set in a very intimate atmosphere - the front row are practically in the band! We were told to reserve to guarantee spot however there was no need on the night (luckily), maybe because of the parades going... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Be sure to make advance reservations for the evening shows. We sat on the front row to enjoy fantastic jazz musicians.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We loved the music and the experience. We did have to wait almost an hour to get in but we still enjoyed it!

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We we disappointed in the jazz show at the hall. The music was okay but it lacked the spirit of many of the jazz bands in the local bars. We paid $40 each for the privilege to sit up front on a wooden bench which again was okay but the poor people who sat on cushions in front of us... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I took a trip in January with my son through a few music cities, New Orleans being one of them. I booked "Hot Shot" Tickets on line for Preservation Hall and was glad I did, although they are a bit pricey at $40 a piece. We had front row seats and watched and listened to the Southern Syncopators entertain us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 7:25 in hopes of catching the 8:00 show. No such luck. But we waited, and, oh baby, was it worth the wait! I don't want to spoil the experience, but suffice it to say that any lover of jazz music will be completely satisfied with the long line and the entire experience.

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