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Completely revamped and refurbished, the Joy Theater is all geared up to entertain the art enthusiasts of New Orleans. The upgraded facilities and improved lighting and acoustics equipment, further enhance the experience. Concerts, dance performances, movies, theater, private events and host of other functions are held here. With a capacity of 900 guests (including balcony-250 seats), space is certainly not a constraint here. And, though food and drinks are not served for each and every show, few exceptions are made for certain events.
This is one of those places that make you wonder if they ever close. Open doors and no cover charge lure tourists and locals to listen to some of the best music in town. Authentic jazz that is loud and lively is almost non-stop from mid-afternoon to the wee hours of the morning at Maison Bourbon. Players include Wallace Davenport, Steve Slocum and Tommy Yetta. Patrons must be 21 or older. There is a one-drink minimum.
This twin story jazz landmark on South Rampart Street was revived from ruins in 2013 and is a worthy addition to the live music scene of New Orleans. The Little Gem Saloon offers live music five days a week at the upstairs performance hall, with well-known artists/ bands like The California Honeydrops, Johnny Sansone, Tommy Malone and John Fohl on its list of past performers. In its new incarnation, the venue has added a creole restaurant in its premises where delicacies like fresh fish Almondine and grilled Mississippi quail are served with flair. Accompanying your food is a variety of cocktails, wines and beers.
Established in the year 1961, Preservation Hall has become a haven for traditional jazz fans. Even if you are not a jazz lover, the unique old-school decor and the heady ambiance which is attributed to the stellar music performances, will ensure you have a fantastic time here and may even become a fan before you leave. The interior of the club is sparse and does not feature much in the way of comfort, but comfort is easy to ignore with such great musical entertainment. They do not serve food or drinks here, however feel free to bring along your own drinks to enjoy while you watch the show.
Located just across from the Superdome, Champions Square is a 121,00 square foot outdoor event space that plays host to festivals, concerts and corporate events. The square is also where Saints fans meet before every home game to share in some pregame revelry. Since it opened back in 2010, Champions Square has become one of the top destinations for a wide range of large-scale events.
Located adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome, this arena serves as a venue for concerts, festivals, conventions, banquets, exhibits and trade shows. It is also home to the New Orleans Hornets and a number of sporting events like the Nokia Sugar Bowl Basketball Classic. Check out the Smoothie King Center for some of New Orleans' biggest events.
New Orleans sounds can be heard pouring out of the doors of the Balcony Music Club seven nights a week. As the club is located at the edge of the French Quarter and only steps from Frenchman Street nightlife, music lovers can step inside to listen to a wide variety of local music. Performers at the Balcony Music Club have included Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and Washboard Chaz Trio. Patrons can purchase reasonably priced drinks at the casual club's front bar, or at the large back bar.
The Historic Carver Theater is a landmark on the NoLa cultural scene. It is named after renowned scientist George Washington Carver and features on the National Register of Historic Places. With state-of-the-art facilities and varying capacities, this versatile 16,000 square-foot (1486 square-meter) venue is ideal for hosting private and public events. From live music concerts, stage productions, musicals and dance recitals, to corporate and social functions, guests are guaranteed hospitality and entertainment.
A success story of sorts, Tipitina's began as a simple juke joint and has since flourished into a popular music club with multiple outlets in New Orleans. The ardent fans of celebrated blues singer Professor Longhair would once come just to watch him perform. Today, Tipitina’s is an established music venue with a capacity of almost 1000 and stages concerts throughout the year. In past, the likes of Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kermit Ruffins, Tim McGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, and Widespread Panic have performed here.
Located on the University of New Orleans campus, this multi-purpose events arena hosts performances, concerts and sporting events and boasts a state-of-the-art technology. The arena is well-known for its excellent acoustic design, ensuring a memorable experience no matter where you are seated.