In New Orleans, you can hear live music any night of the week. There are so many shows and too little time, so we’ve narrowed it down to a few must see performances happening weekly* in various neighborhoods throughout the city. Grab some dinner and your dancing shoes….

Rebecca Todd, NOTMC
Hot 8 Brass Band


Hot 8 Brass Band at the Howlin’ Wolf at 10 p.m.

Located in the Warehouse District, Howlin’ Wolf has the ultimate Sunday Funday. Grab some dinner around the corner at Cochon, then dance off the Cajun dishes with the Grammy-winning Hot 8 Brass Band.

Rebecca Todd, NOTMC
Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge


Kermit Ruffins at Mother in Law Lounge at 6 p.m.

Owned by Kermit Ruffins, Mother-In-Law Lounge embodies the soul of the Treme neighborhood it sits in. Known for jazz and bbq, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to grab dinner and enjoy Kermit himself on a not-so-bland Monday night. 

Rebecca Todd, NOTMC
Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf Bar


Rebirth Brass Band at Maple Leaf Bar at 10 p.m.

People travel from far and wide to catch a show at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar, including Bruce Springsteen and Bonnie Raitt. Enjoy dinner down the street at the famous Jacques-Imo’s Cafe, then join the crowd for Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band.


Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power at the Spotted Cat at 10 p.m.

End your night on the historic Frenchmen Street at the Spotted Cat. Dance the night away in one of the most popular music venues. If you need some fuel beforehand, grab a gourmet hotdog from Dat Dog


Brass-A-Holics at The Jazz Playhouse at 8:30 p.m.

Located in the heart of Bourbon Street, The Jazz Playhouse is a great stop on a Thursday night. Finish off a high-end meal at Restaurant R'evolution or some fresh seafood at Desire Oyster Bar, and head across the hall for some brassy beats.

Soul Rebels at Le Bon Temps Roule at 11 p.m.

A local favorite, Le Bon Temps Roule is a premier late night spot for live music Uptown. Get up close and personal with the Soul Rebels, a funky soul band full of New Orleans natives. Pizza Domenica and Apolline are two great options in walking distance for dinner beforehand.  


Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge at 9 p.m.

At 9 p.m. on both Fridays and Saturdays, Jeremy Davenport plays at his namesake Davenport Lounge located in the Ritz Carlton hotel. This swanky spot is great for a romantic night with classic cocktails and small bites. He also plays beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Rebecca Todd, NOTMC
Jeremy Davenport


Preservation All Stars at 8 p.m. at Preservation Hall

Just steps from Bourbon Street, Preservation Hall is one of the most iconic spots for traditional jazz in the city. This all ages venue does not serve food or beverages, but is surrounded by plenty of options for before or after the show. Buy your tickets online and get ready for an unforgettable night of music.  

Zack Smith, NOTMC
Preservation Hall

*please note that all live shows are subject to change due to the artist’s schedule. Be sure to check with the venue before heading out!