Jazz is as much a part of New Orleans property as the bricks and columns. At Preservation Hall, they’re dedicated to keeping jazz alive in the city and have been working at it since 1961. There are three performances every night, at 8, 9, and 10 p.m. All ages are welcome, so bring the kids in your New Orleans home and show them their city’s musical legacy. Tickets can be purchased before the show. It’s recommended you arrive 30 minutes before showtime. For performances Sunday through Thursday, tickets are $15. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $20. General admission tickets are cash only. To guarantee some of the best seats in the house, reserve “big shot” seats in advance. These tickets are $35 to 50, depending on the show. Reservations may be made online.
Tickets are Affordable and Anyone from a New Orleans Home is Welcome
Preservation Hall also holds special events to highlight the history of jazz at the New Orleans property. The members of the hall’s musical collective tell their own musical autobiographies in the Oral Histories and Courtyard Conversations series. Each year, a fundraiser is held to support the educational programs of the hall. The event, called Midnight Preserves, runs over two weekends. Many of the biggest names in jazz come to perform midnight concerts.
Find out more about upcoming events and concerts, as well as education programs at Preservation Hall.