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Preservation Hall

726 Saint Peter Street
504-522-2841

History

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.



Reviews

Charley Carlin

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Friday, April 13, 2018
An absolute must do when in New Orleans is to hear jazz at preservation hall. First Get your tickets early - days or weeks early to get a seat, lest you will be standing for the performance. - And yes it is worth it even if you have to stand. This place is the ultimate classic historical jazz venue in new Orleans. Be sure to be ready with your requests and a 20 to drop in the hat to bring your request to the top of the list. These musicians are as good as it gets, and are the classic representation of jazz in New Orleans for over 50 years. You will be squeezed in to a room, shoulder to shoulder, it may get warm, the chairs (benches) are at a premium. It's definitely worth it. I wanted to go again immediately

Alejandro Bencomo

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
IMHO this is the #1 activity to do when visiting New Orleans. This place has so much character and the musicians are so real. So this is how it works: they have shows every evening at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10pm. You can simply wait in line outside the venue 1/2h before each show and pay 20$ for general admission or you can book tickets online for 35-50$ to guarantee your seat and skip the line. There are some seats available for the general admission crowd, but you could be standing if you were at the end of the line. The show lasts 45min. They don’t sell drinks inside but you can brings drinks from the outside. Bring cool clothes because there is no a/c inside. No 📷📹 allowed and it is better that way, so you can concentrate in listening their amazing jazz. If you want to listen a particular song they will play for you for a specific tip amount: 5$ for a traditional song, 10$ for others and 20$ for “the saints”, the unofficial anthem of New Orleans.

Betsy Hurley

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
One of the best experiences I had in New Orleans. It's located right in the French District and was $20 to get inside. You can request songs for $5 or more and also tip the band as well. We saw the All Stars Band and they were fantastic and got the crowd to participate with them. The room is very small and has wooden benches. I would recommend to get in line early around 30 mins especially if it's a crowded weekend.

Ryan Estes

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Pretty cool place to get a feel for some traditional New Orleans music. Very small and intimate place. Things to know: Cash only, no bathrooms, no drinks for sale, and it gets hot (no A/C). Would go again.

FROOT DATREALTEA

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Friday, May 25, 2018
If u are a jazz enthusiast as i am this is a MUST DO when in New Orleans. Located near French Quarter in a buildimg OVER 200 yrs old, you are privy to some wonderful stories told by the musicians of how this hall came about and its connection to the rich culture of New Orleans jazz and an ADDED BONUS is the music performed during the presentation...Shout out to Calvin Johnson the soprano saxophonist and the entire band. This was a beautiful experience and i will definitely do again when i return!!

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