Dance the night away in the birthplace of jazz
New Orleans’ most renowned neighborhood, the French Quarter, is filled with various bars and clubs offering everything from jazz to classic rock to Top 40 hits. Visit the center of the jazz revival, Preservation Hall, to hear one of America’s truest art forms, traditional New Orleans jazz, or swing by Pat O’Brien’s for the original dueling piano show. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the concert calendar at House of Blues, or book your reservations for the world famous Sunday gospel brunch.
Just steps outside the French Quarter, visit this two block “local’s hangout” where you will find the most authentic jazz clubs in New Orleans. Famed venues such as Apple Barrel, Snug Harbor, d.b.a. and the Spotted Cat offer not only jazz, but reggae, blues and funk along Frenchmen Street.
Just a short cab ride away, you will find some more unique venues featuring some of the best local talent New Orleans has to offer. Perfect for the late-night owl, places such as the Maple Leaf Bar, Tipitina’s and Le Bon Temps often kick off their evenings around 11:00 p.m. and have you dancing through the night.
New Orleans is also home to a host of other music and performance venues, many of which are just a few short blocks from Windsor Court. The Joy Theater on Canal Street and The Civic Theater on O’Keefe are both multi-purpose theaters for live music, stand-up comedy and private events, while The Saenger Theater is premier destination for national and international touring musicians as well as the Broadway in New Orleans Series. The Orpheum Theater hosts a variety of live music events, but is also the official performance home of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The New Orleans Ballet Association and New Orleans Opera Association both present their seasons at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, located inside Louis Armstrong Park.