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Southeast Louisiana Musicians Offer Many Genres

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Residents will find endless musical variety in the streets and venues of Southeast Louisiana. Founded in 1961 in the heart of the French Quarter, Preservation Hall is one of the most famous jazz concert venues in the region. Established to preserve the New Orleans’ jazz tradition, Preservation Hall also hosts collaborations with artists outside of the genre, presenting gospel, hip-hop, bluegrass, zydeco and rock.

Tipitina’s is a popular music venue in Uptown New Orleans where many genres can be heard. Past performers at Tipitina’s include the Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson and Tim McGraw. Tipitina’s community programs include a Music Office Co-Op for helping Louisiana musicians and filmmakers advance their careers, an internship program for teenagers, and free, group lessons emphasizing New Orleans music styles.

The Northshore’s cultural scene also features a variety of music genres, and many of the area’s venues host live music throughout the week. The region is also home to festivals and free concerts year-round.

In addition to the Southeast Louisiana Region’s steady stream of concerts and local shows, residents can enjoy the many music festivals that take place in the city of New Orleans annually. Some popular events include the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience and Bayou Boogaloo.

Photo Credit: Erika Goldring; Rehage Productions; New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tipitina's Foundation