Destination: New Orleans
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
Every night at 8 p.m., live music entertains a varied crowd at the sumptuous Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. Even the staunchest wallflowers will find the dance floor irresistible.
Spotted Cat Music Club
Frenchmen Street is lined with live music venues, and where the more authentic nightlife, removed from Bourbon Street, thrives. The locals head to the Spotted Cat Music Club—a cash-only dive bar where the stage is the main attraction.
The Howlin' Wolf
A larger, jazz-infused rock club, The Howlin’ Wolf is a great venue to see live music in the Warehouse district. You can often catch the Grammy-award winning Rebirth Brass Band here.
An iconic New Orleans music hall dedicated to the late great jazz Professor Longhair, Tipitina’s is one of—if not the best—music clubs in town. Located uptown on the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street, it is a cab ride away from the French Quarter. Tip’s combines a simple structure and a funky crowd with fabulous music, making it a go-to spot for jazz and brass roots music. Local jazz greats, such as Troy Andrews “Trombone Shorty” as well as famous out-of-towners play here. Advance tickets recommended.
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