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Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana

726 St. Peter St, New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Visited: October 2017
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
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Great fun for the whole family

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Submitted by: Sing W.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Preservation Hall! My family and I went on a thursday night...we were warned to arrive early so we could actually find a seat but did not follow the warning.  Boy did we regret it!  Since this place does not have alot of room, there are not alot of space for in, there were only a couple of benches.   My family and I opted to stand in the back because we didn't want to squeeze onto the floor with some of the audience.  Although we were in the back, we still felt the energy of the band!  When they started playing their first set, I swear---everyone started getting into the groove!   Even my dad, who never really dances, started jiving and snapping along to the beat!   Although...

Submitted by: Miriam W.

This is it, the epicenter of all that is eternally fabulous about the New Orleans jazz scene. A revolving roster of local talent in a building that would probably be condemned in any other town, swinging nightly since 1961. The doors open at 8, but be early, as you'll stand in line. On a Tuesday. Seats are limited, so you'll probably stand, as we did, but that was okay by me, as I could not stop moving anyway. Jason Marsalis (yes, of THAT Marsalis there no end to the talent in this family?) was drumming the night we went, and I kept time to the beat, clapping, all the way through his drum solo. He blew me a kiss. My exuberance was probably appreciated, as the Asian and Scandinavian tourists that st...

Submitted by: Maggie H.

Go to Preservation Hall!  I think I am going to make t-shirts that say that to wear around.  :)   Not only does this place hold so much historical significance it is crazy, but you will hear amazing local music.   The setting of Preservation Hall transports you to a time when people would sit around in a hot roo...

Submitted by: marlenee e.

Preservation Hall goes on the list of sacred places such as Castro Theater in San Francisco or The Paramount in Oakland. Opposite of a gilded movie palace, Preservation Hall is in a tiny,  rustic room where you can listen to Dixieland jazz in the heart of the French Quarter.  I guess what I like more than the intimacy between audience and musician is the fact it is very much in the family.  The younger band members, Mark and Ben, have taken the place of their parents giving Preservation Hall a nice sense of tradition and timelessness.   One final note: Whoever says no to the good-for-kids question, I have to kindly disagree.  I can not wait to take my kids here.  I  think this would be a great experience for...

Submitted by: Tess E.

I went here with my parents when I was fourteen and didn't fully appreciate the experience at the time, probably because I was just beginning that awkward teenager ...

Submitted by: abigail l.

Here is what you need to forge a proper Salvador Dali mustache: 1. mustache wax 2. Kinko's glue stick The wax does the sculpting and the glue prevents the teeny handlebars from collapsing in the heat. [I learned this juicy bit from the courtyard bartender at Preservation Hall.] Here is what to do when the ladies room at Preservation Hall is out of service and the only option is a single port-a-potty bearing a paper sign that says "Men and Women" but the gents already have a PERFectly functional bathroom with a long row of urinals and the woman to man ratio of the growing line is an appalling 3.5 to 1 and the inEQuity stabs STABS at your bladder 'cause you really NEED TO GO, son! : 1. find a girl-buddy to sta...

Submitted by: Tuna D.

Went here with my buddy Jennie whose brother is best friends with Ben, the owner. Each Christmas they close the place so that both guys would celebrate their bdays. Overall, this is a historical spot a...


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