Under 21? Here Are Three Ways to See Great Live Music in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant live music scene, but many of the Crescent City’s venues are only available to people who are 21 and older. Though the options may be a bit more limited for younger people, there are still plenty of places where music lovers of all ages can catch a performance.

Preservation Hall

People playing saxophones in a band
One of the most famous jazz clubs in the city, Preservation Hall actually started out as an art gallery where young jazz musicians would play for tips. It eventually turned into a venue that hosted some of the biggest names in jazz. Today, it’s home to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. They perform several times each night, and their shows are open to people of all ages. Also, the venue’s nonprofit, the Preservation Hall Foundation, frequently hosts midnight concerts with major acts.

Catch a Jazz Cruise

A Steamboat Natchez jazz cruise lets passengers of all ages listen to the sounds of the city while enjoying breathtaking views from the Mississippi River. It all happens aboard one of the last remaining authentic paddle-wheel steamboats. Guests also have the option of ordering food and drinks while on the cruise.

French Quarter Phantoms Music Tour

Technically, the French Quarter Phantoms Music of NOLA tour isn’t a live show, but it’s a musical experience that captures the heart and soul of the Crescent City’s legendary music scene. Guests will follow a tour guide to historic landmarks in the French Quarter while learning about the city’s musical heritage and hearing ballads from Fats Domino, Jelly Roll Morton, and other all-time greats.

Plan Your Experience Today

If you’re visiting New Orleans with anyone younger than 21, don’t worry. You’ll still have dozens of opportunities to catch a live show on any given day, whether it’s musicians playing in the French Quarter or a free outdoor festival. Joieful can help you find a New Orleans musical experience that you can share with the whole family, from jazz cruises to local concerts. Call us today at 504-207-4555 to purchase your experience.