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Preservation Hall

Open Now: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
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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...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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All reviews big shot standing room reserved seats front row sit on the floor wooden benches second row vip tickets minute set traditional new orleans jazz limited seating no air conditioning great music general admission real jazz talented musicians pat o'briens
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Reviewed today

Went to see the band on Aug. 21 of 2018. What a let down. Heard many express their disappointment with the style of music. If Allen Jaffe were still around I'm quite sure he would give his son Ben a swift boot to the butt....More

Thank Macdoolin
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful selection of real jazz. A bit pricey but a once and well worth going. The musicians were amazing. The audience selected the songs they wished to hear and they just had a wonderful jamming session playing together.

Thank 454JanP
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First...buy your tickets as soon as you know what day you will be there. The “big shot” tickets are $40-$50. The general admission is $20 but that may not get you a chair to sit on. You may be sitting on the floor or standing...More

Thank Linda010659
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had so much fun here. A piece of history. The music was phenomenal. Great for all age groups. A must for sure!

Thank teach1309
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Big Shot tickets were totally worth it for us: guaranteed good seats with a great line of sight to the musicians; SEATS (otherwise you will likely be standing); staff was informative when we checked in; and no need to line up outside for the...More

Thank MumJakeShy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Got tickets to listen to the "house" band. They were Awesome! Totally worth the small ticket price. There will be a line about 30 mins before the show starts. Get there early to get a seat, otherwise it's standing room only. Can be a little...More

Thank Tschmidt690
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to catch a performance on my first night in NOLA. Absolute best way to start off my trip. The performers at Preservation Hall were so talented! I thought I wasn’t a jazz fan until I saw them perform. I would highly recommend to anyone...More

1  Thank PAW305
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was so hot inside we almost died but it was worth it. Classy jazz music in an old down to earth place. Highly recommend!

Thank Nitsanw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband wanted to go to the show at Preservation Hall so I said okay and we bought the Big Shot tickets for $50 each. I have bad legs and can’t stand in line for the cheaper tickets. We still had to wait about 15...More

1  Thank canuhead
Reviewed 6 days ago

While in New Orleans recently, we were very keen to re-visit Preservation Hall, having first been there 33 years ago. Just as we remember and loved the music. Lined up at 5.30PM, for the 6.00PM show, and got in, no problems. Best Jazz experience in...More

1  Thank NeilMac40
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Erica C
26 August 2018|
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Response from MnJH5 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is always busy. There are a few benches to sit on, no backs, just flat benches, and cushions on the floor in front. Our grandson sat on them and adults, others stand in the back. It wasn't completely crowded... More
21 August 2018|
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Response from limerickbee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No info on buying tix online but it was easy to buy at the door if you come early. We were told to come about 30 min. before the show & it was no problem. Just a bit of a warm wait in line but no different than any... More
8 April 2018|
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Response from denarn1 | Reviewed this property |
my opinion is no. you will hear better music out in the fest and not pay $20 a person to cram into a little room. I've been to FQ fest, too.