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Preservation Hall, New Orleans

Preservation Hall, New Orleans (must see)

Located just a few blocks from the Mississippi River, in the heart of the famous French Quarter, the aptly named Preservation Hall is a legendary venue, and much of its charm is found in its rustic, intimate, old school vibe: shabby walls with paintings of local musicians, bench seating, a strict no-phone policy, no amps, and no bar. The focus here is really on keeping New Orleans jazz alive – though, in more recent years, the house band has also collaborated for tours and recordings with a number of artists outside the genre, including gospel, hip hop, rock, and other inventive blends of styles. There are a lot of seasoned musicians, as well as a few younger ones and it's all great.

Tip:
Plan to get there 45-60 minutes before the shows, which are at 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10pm daily. The good news is that the Hall is right around the corner from Pat O'Brien's, so you can enjoy a hurricane cocktail to go while you wait. Admission is $20/person; of course, you can also reserve seats online, but that privilege costs some $40.

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Sight Name: Preservation Hall
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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