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Preservation Hall

726 St Peter St, New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Very memorable. Best to show up at least 1-1.5hours in advance to get in with good seats(limited)...unless you pay extra for VIP.

    We went on a busy night and waited for over an hour. Unfortunately it was too full for the show we waited for but managed to get into the next one. Even then we were one of the last group to snag a seat. The rest had to stand.

    Very intimate inside. No alcohol. This is a must-see place if you are visiting.

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    Worth every penny. Get the pass to skip the long line.

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    The longest line that we were willing to stand in. There are several performances per night, and every performance gets a line forming at least an hour ahead. Even on a week night, the line was so long that we missed our intended performance despite lining up ahead of time, but stayed in line to queue for the next performance which would be roughly an hour later. Was it worth it? Hard to say, but keep in mind that there are not may places that dedicate themselves to the art of jazz. No alcohol or beverages are served here.

    Even while being near the front of the line, seating was close to nil by the time we slivered in. Sadly most of the room will be standing room only for the rest of the performance. Getting a seat is all luck if the line times you right. There are areas to sit on the carpet up in front so that would be the 2nd most desirable seating. By the time the performance is done, you'll be craving for more jazz.

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    Went down here to see the Preservation Hall brass and thy did not disappoint. One of my favorite stops on the whole trip. I felt immediately transported to a different time!

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    As much an institution as institutions get in this richly historic city, this is THE place to go for classic, New Orleans-style jazz on a nightly basis. In a grungy and character-filled building built in the early 1800's, it's the greatest bastion of a musical style that more than any other has come to define the city. As an upside, it's also cheap ($12 admission).

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    Originally built in 1750 as a private residence, the building has since evolved multiple times – from a tavern, inn, photo studio, and art gallery – into what we finally know as Preservation Hall, the sanctuary for New Orleans Jazz music. Opening in 1961, the concert hall has nightly shows by veteran and newcomer musicians alike, featuring regular performances by the house’s immensely famous Preservation Hall Brass Band. The hall seats only 100 people, so after each 45-minute performance, the hosts do a full turnover to accommodate other, eager concertgoers.

    [Photo by: Tadson (Flickr).]

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    Wonderful live jazz music. $15 entry fee. Seating is limited, but there is standing room. No video or photography.

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band performers change nightly.

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    Sure, it's touristy, but it's one of the most fun things to do in New Orleans. Just try to listen to the Dixieland jazz without tapping your toes. Plus, it's open to all ages and the shows aren't too long, so it's a great place to bring kids in the evening.

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  • Preservation Hall

    the real deal. a must-see (must-hear??) experience in the totally unadorned environs. just please don't ask for "saints"

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    This is a New Orleans must. It's gritty, crowded, touristy and expensive on New Orleans standards and they don't serve alcohol but it has such a rich history and the musicians are so phenomenal, you've got to go at least once.

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    This is a must-visit to see old-school, classic New Orleans musicians. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band are the purveyors of the original Dixieland jazz, and when these guys are gone, American music will lose some masterful musicians. Sit in the front and the spit flies from the horns.

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    Yet another of the must-do items for a great trip to New Orleans. This small rather unassuming spot in the French Quarter is dedicated to celebrating Jazz music on a daily basis.
    The upside is that it really isn't expensive to go here. The downside is that the hall fills up quickly. Often times, there is a line waiting for it to open. Be prepared to stand.

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    Great place to listen to live music, so check out their performer schedule. Can get very crowded in here.

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    The Best Jazz in the city

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    Do NOT miss this while in NO. Wow.

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    One of the oldest and most famous jazz halls of all time. No booze, no shinanigan, only jazz.

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The sound of jazz resonates every night from Preservation Hall, beckoning you to come listen. Built in 1750 as a private residence, the hall now serves as a keeper of New Orleans' jazz traditions and plays host to both jazz legends and up-and-coming musicians. Sit in on one of the nightly jam sessions, and lose yourself in the music as musicians of every caliber rock the house in this historical venue. While there, take a moment to appreciate the portraits of the jazz legends that line the walls, and make sure to pick up a CD or DVD from the Preservation Hall store of one of the hall's legendary concerts.

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4.5 out of 5
26 members' reviews
876 people visited Preservation Hall

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