Best Spots in New Orleans for Live Music


New Orleans is synonymous with big eats, big celebrations and most of all- big sounds. There’s no shortage of hot music spots to visit while in The Big Easy, but we’ve rounded up some of the best for you to check out.

Chickie Wah Wah

This quaint building is just a short street car ride away from the French Quarter. Chickie Wah Wah’s music bar features live music, food and specialty drinks. The smoke-free club welcomes anyone 18 and older to enjoy the sweet sounds of local musicians in both the indoor and outdoor space.

jazz, music, ampTipitina’s

Nestled at the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in Uptown, New Orleans, Tipitina’s is an iconic music destination for locals and tourists alike. The world-famous venue has hosted a wide-range of artists, including local and touring bands. In addition, Tipitina’s Foundation supports New Orleans’ music community.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl

Known for their high-energy atmosphere, Rock ‘N’ Bowl is a local NOLA hotspot that features bowling and live entertainment. So, be sure to plan a night at Rock ‘N’ Bowl to dance or bowl the night away to live music by local legends.

Blue Nile

As one of the longest-standing music clubs on Frenchmen Street, Blue Nile is the premier live music venue in New Orleans. The club is located in the heart of New Orleans’ music scene and has been home to countless artists and music genres from funk to blues to soul and brass shows. No matter the day, you can expect big sound.

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

For more than 30 years, customers of Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro have been listening to great local jazz and eating some of the best New Orleans-inspired dishes. Nightly live entertainment creates the perfect atmosphere to socialize while enjoying a delicious meal and fine drink. Just outside of the French Quarter, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro is located in Faubourg Mariginy, the heart of New Orleans.

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