Live music is New Orleans’ lifeblood, coursing through the veins of the city in every street corner, jazz club and festival prior to the pandemic. Indoor live music has returned to New Orleans with a number of restrictions under the city's Phased Reopening Plan. You can read more about the safety measures that are being taken here. While we work to update our live music calendar, we encourage you to visit Offbeat Magazine and WWOZ for their up-to-date information on where to find live performances throughout the city.

Sorena Briley
Steamboat Natchez

Where to Find Outdoor Live Music in New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruises 

Climb aboard Steamboat Natchez for a Jazz Cruise complete with dinner or brunch. The Steamboat Natchez offers a Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise, a Friday/Saturday/Monday Daytime Jazz Harbor Cruise and a Friday/Saturday Dinner Jazz Cruise. Relax to traditional jazz while enjoying the sights of New Orleans via the Mississippi River. Music will be played outdoors in accordance with city guidelines. Book your tickets in advance.   

Bacchanal

Part wine bar, part restaurant, part backyard party, Bacchanal is set up for a dining experience like none other. Enjoy live music in the yard on select days while enjoying a delicious meal. Be sure to make a reservation in advance. 

The Soul Rebels at the Broadside

Enjoy live brass band music in an outdoor setting from The Soul Rebels at the Broadside Theater. With a five-month residency beginning March 5, the group is bringing some much-needed music to a socially-distanced audience at $20 a ticket. Show dates are March 5, April 2, May 2, May 7, June 11 and July 2. Be sure to check the Broadside's calendar for other live music performances as well.

Faubourg Brewing Co.

Catch live music at Faubourg Brewing Co. on the weekends. The concerts are outdoors in the beer garden, and while there is no cover charge, reservations are recommended. Relax and enjoy brunch from Fete au Fete or take a brewery tour while you're there. 

Twilight at Longue Vue

Enjoy classical music in a beautiful setting at Longue Vue House & Gardens. Beginning on Wednesday, March 17 and lasting bi-weekly through the spring, Twilight at Longue Vue is an urban oasis with plenty of space to spread out with a friend or loved one. Pack a picnic and a blanket or two and enjoy relaxing on the lawn. 

Virtual concerts 

These days, many New Orleans musicians are streaming their performances online. If you’d prefer to watch a virtual concert live from New Orleans, check out our virtual live music roundup here. Show your support by tuning in and making a donation.