Music & Theatres

Posted on November 17, 2017

“Through pestilence, hurricanes, and conflagrations the people continued to sing. They sang through the long oppressive years of conquering the swampland and fortifying the town against the ever threatening Mississippi. They are singing today. An irrepressible joie de vivre maintains the unbroken thread of music through the air. Yet, on occasion, if you ask an overburdened citizen why he is singing so gaily, he will give the time-honored reason, “Why to keep from crying, of course!” – Lura Robinson, It’s An Old New Orleans Custom, 1948


Chickie Wah Wah – Laid back neighborhood venue with food. 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans |

Frenchmen Street (Apple Barrel, Spotted Cat Music Club, Blue Nile, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, etc.) The stretch of Frenchmen Street between Esplanade Avenue and Royal Street near the French Quarter contains a number of bars, clubs, and restaurants where you can catch local music, in many cases without a cover charge.

Le Bon Temps Bar – Soul Rebels Brass Band every Thursday, Joe Krown on piano and free oysters every Friday (tip your shucker)! 4801 Magazine Street, New Orleans |

Maple Leaf Bar – A New Orleans institution. Catch the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band here every Tuesday.   8316 Oak Street, New Orleans |

Preservation Hall – French Quarter venue established in 1961 to preserve, perpetuate, and protect traditional New Orleans  Jazz 726 St Peter St, New Orleans |

Rock ‘N’ Bowl – Great spot for Louisiana music. Yes, you can bowl here too! 3000 South Carrollton Ave. New Orleans |



AllWays Lounge and Theatre – Alternative theater & bar putting on plays, burlesque shows & indie music concerts in funky digs. (Keywords:  LGBT friendly; Variety shows)  2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans  |

The Broad Theater – Small cinema serving cocktails and craft beer. 636 N. Broad Street, New Orleans |

Cinebarre Canal Place 9 – Recently under the management of Regal Cinemas, this cinema serves a full menu and is conveniently located inside The Shops at Canal Place mall in the French Quarter. 333 Canal Street, New Orleans |

Prytania Theatre – A New Orleans mainstay, single-screen neighborhood cinema and the home of the 2017 Awards + Archival Screening Night!  5339 Prytania St, New Orleans |

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center – An experimental film and arts venue serving drinks, exotic snacks, and “something for and against everybody.”  The scene for Saturday night’s  Helen Hill tribute!  (Keywords: LGBT friendly)  1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans |