Guided tour

Evening in New Orleans: Live Jazz Music Discovery Tour

Evening in New Orleans: Live Jazz Music Discovery Tour

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Hear about the origins and culture of jazz and check out the best music and bars in town. Visit a few favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of the best local musicians.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the origins of jazz in New Orleans as you take a scenic stroll around the beautiful Louis Armstrong park
  • Check out Frenchmen Street’s most happening music venues and the local nightly art market
  • Follow your guide to his/her favorite watering holes frequented by locals in the Marigny neighborhood
  • Explore off the beaten track and discover some lesser-known neighborhoods in New Orleans
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description

This music tour of New Orleans begins just outside the French Quarter at the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighborhood. Within the park, your guide and group will talk about the historical origins of jazz and discuss one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself. 

From here, we will begin to make our way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, named after the nobleman and good-time guy of the same name. Updated for modern thirsts, Marigny is a hip nightlife area that appeals to New Orleanians and visitors alike. Your guide will lead the way, making sure to point out a few notable sights and places along the way.  

 

Soon we will arrive at the famous Frenchmen Street, the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Your guide will take you inside one of his/her favorites. Being with a local, you’ll learn all about the neighborhood, how to make the most of your time here, and the music culture and how it operates in the Clubs and venues. And to top it off, you will receive a beer on us at one of the stops and you’re very welcome to purchase additional beverages as and when you want them.  

In New Orleans, there’s always the opportunity for an element of surprise. Be on the lookout for impromptu street performances, which always make the night special. And if the timing and mood is right, you’ll get behind the scenes with one of the bands in between sets.  In addition to getting your groove on and enjoying the sights and sounds of Frenchmen Street, your tour will end at the nightly art market. This is another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography. If at the end of the tour you're still craving more, your guide will point out other great locations in the area for dinner, drinks, and of course, more great music!

Includes
  • Friendly Local English-speaking music lover and a guide
  • Live Music on famous Frenchmen Street with a Beer
  • Visit Louis Armstrong Park and discover the historical origins of jazz
  • Learn about New Orleans’ Music Culture/scene
  • Tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your stay
  • Additional drinks (available for purchase)
  • Food
  • Gratuities to your guide and the musicians
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Louis Armstrong Park (Entrance to the park, under archway), 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116

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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • Those under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
  • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 7 people
  • This is a walking tour that will cover approximately 14 blocks (or about 1.5 miles) on foot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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I took the New Orleans: Evening Jazz Discovery Tour. Harris Parson, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about New Orleans and its Jazz history. He is very skillful in communicating his knowledge and passion. I am grateful I took this tour. Probably the best tour I took during my stay in New Orleans.

March 20, 2022

Renee was a very friendly, informative, and interesting guide. We learned a lot about early jazz performers that we did not know and the walk through the french quarter and the stops along the way was quite pleasant. I guess it wasn't Renee's fault that the clubs where we stopped and listened to music were clubs we had visited on a previous trip. But that notwithstanding I would recommend this trip to anyone who appreciates the music of New Orleans.

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May 11, 2019

Very friendly guide but I expected more to the tour of several mythical places of jazz in New Orleans ...

December 29, 2019

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