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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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Phone: (504) 523-8939

Primary Phone: (504) 523-8939

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all major credit cards, amex, master card, no credit cards, visa
French Quarter, French Quarter - CBD

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Concert Halls, Theatrical Agencies, Places Of Interest, Theatres, Halls, Auditoriums & Ballrooms
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Outdoor Seating: No


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An absolute must!

As a life-long fan of rock and roll, I wasn't sure if I'd appreciate the tradtional New Orleans jazz that I knew reigns supreme at Preservation Hall. We'd been told we simply had to go, though, so go we did. It's nothing fancy--just a smallish room with a few rows of folding chairs and standing room behind those. It was only $10. admission, so what was there to lose? Well, the experience was amazing. It was the first time I'd ever seen a band play without electricity--no microphones, no plugged-in instruments, nothing! The band was so great (New Birth played the night we were there), I never wanted it to end! The musicianship of these guys was staggering. We stayed for two sets, and definetly plan on returning on our next trip. After all the bad cover bands we heard spilling out onto Bourbon Street, it was nice to finally hear the music New Orleans is famous for. It's a shame there aren't more venues that feature this type of jazz in the French Quarter. Wherever else you go in New Orleans, make Preservation Hall a priority!



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GOOD MUSIC, crappy venue, run by con-artists.

I could have had a ton of fun at this place. It was very old-fashioned, not glamorous by any stretch of the imagination. The music was awesome. On the night I went, there was a very talented trombone trio playing.

Now for the bad parts. There is very little seating. if you want to be able to sit down, you better be one of the first 20 people to enter the hall. It's not the small amount of seating that upset me. It was the fact that I was probably the 50th person in, but not the last. I should have been one of the last to be let in, as the room was already full when I entered. But instead, they just kept letting more and more people in, taking their money and not caring how they managed to fit inside. This ""hall"" is actually just a room that is about 40 ft. long by about 20 ft. wide. There were probably 250 of us crammed in this extremely tiny room. Then there were about 20 other people in the hallway who couldn't even see the band. In my opinion, this is against fire regulations. If a fire started in the room, I highly doubt that everyone would have been able to get out in time. But of course, just like every other place in New Orleans, they don't care about you, just your money. We left after the first intermission, as I was tired of my shoulders being crammed up against 2 strangers for an hour.

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