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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2841
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of...

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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Fabulous Jazz, Intimate Setting

We stood in line early and were lucky enough to score a seat in this very tiny room. The music was amazing. The show was short but the atmosphere and talent made the ticket a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stood in line early and were lucky enough to score a seat in this very tiny room. The music was amazing. The show was short but the atmosphere and talent made the ticket a bargain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found out for $50.00 could get reserved seats and seats in front. We had a lot of fun. Is very very hot so dress for the occasion. Musicians and crowd were a pleasure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After tolerating the tasteless modern music on the radio, sitting for a session of Real music at Preservation Hall reminds me of why humans love music. The fellas who played for us were a joy to watch and hear. It really makes you feel good to see that there are real folks with real talent and real instruments out there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good music new orleans all starts. no air conditioner on a hot humid new orleans night and about 50 people cramped into uncomfortable benchs some of them sitting on dirty pillows on the floor, and it wasnt cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We lined up at about 7:15pm for the 8pm show and we were first in line. Very good Jazz and definitely worth the short wait for the show!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best things we did. Enjoyed it throughly. About the only jazz around Bourbon St anymore. Get there at least a half an hour before the show or buy tickets online.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of fun and great music. Because we were prepared for the experience, we had a wonderful time. But we knew what to expect: a SMALL, cozy venue, seating only guaranteed if you buy "Big Shot" tickets, no air-conditioning, no food or beverage service and no restrooms. The performance isn't long, so none of the above is needed. Just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the old traditional N.O. jazz, that I know is played by the Preservation hall Jazz band, but on a weekday evening, we couldn't get in, very long line and this was the only place that I know I could have heard this type of Music, very disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was hot, it was humid, and it was the end of a long day of sightseeing in 90+ heat and who knows what humidity. My friends and I almost forgot that we wanted to go to Preservation hall this particular night as we had been out and about for a while. We got online at 7pm for the 8pm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We waited outside for almost an hour to get in one night and then it was $15 for only 20 minutes of jazz musicians playing. There were a few benches in front but it was standing room only for most of the observers. There are many other jazz bands throughout New Orleans including those playing in bars and on the... More 

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