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.
Awesome place. Great bands. Genuine music and a true effort in preservation if the local culture as the name suggests. The pic really shows the great passion with which the musicians play... is really a must visit. And after you pay for over show the subsequent ones are free... You can just hang around for the great music... Note: queue up atleast 30min before to get a spot and get your own drinks... No good or drinks are sold inside. A perfect shrine for jazz in the jazz capital of the world...
Wonderful musical experience. It's a very cozy "auditorium" with benches for those who reserved online and standing area in the back and cushions on the floor up front for everyone else. Musically wise it was wonderful! The show was about 45 minutes long, we got about 5-6 songs. Things to note: there's no A/C and no bathroom. No photos or recordings are allowed. You can buy a drink and go to the toilet before the show in the adjacent bar. Reservations highly recommended.
The place to see Jazz. Lots of roots and culture. Small, intimate venue that is worth the experience. Don't plan on pictures or videos, as they are not allowed, but worth the visual and auditory stimulation to take it all in with the All stars house band. These guys can put on a show.
Great music experience! Line up early if you want to get in and buy VIP tickets in advance if you want to ensure you have a seat! We were there an hour early and ended up standing in the back.
Amazing music! Wonderful concept, glad that it's in New Orleans! The band we saw was amazing! The place is small and very old school but that's what gives it charm. We sat on cushions right in the front row and were less then a foot or two away from the band! Amazing. The place is can be cramped and we started waiting at 6:15 for an 8pm show (the lines get very long). Watch the wall outside, there's staples in the wood, some of witch have broken and are sharp. It can be a real "pain" if you get fatigued and lean against the wall. No washrooms, but you can bring your own drinks. :) Very unique experience!