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Review of Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall
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US$ 25.00*
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New Orleans Music Tour
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US$ 25.00*
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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour
Ranked #10 of 371 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Well worth the extra money to have a reserved seat up front!

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Place has amazing character! We waited in line for an hour just to see the show. For the price, it was well worth it!. We hear that the seats on the floor were the best so we rushed to get them. After a long day of walking around sitting on the 200 year old hardwood floor on cushions; not a good idea. Also, call ahead if you are there during peak times nd reserve you "big shot" space holder.

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Look no further for pure musical entertainment, from insanely talented musicians. Old, rustic feeling venue. One row of pillow seats on the floor, three rows of benches, then standing room in the back. Bands rotate every night. 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 sets nightly. $15 gets you into as many as you want to stay for. Songs by request for tips. If it's standing room only, using during set changes people will leave and seating becomes available. They don't sell drinks (expect bottled water) but you can bring your own in. No bathrooms.

They are serious about the no photos/recording rule. We saw the piano player stop mid-song to get up and ask someone in the crowd to put the phone away. So, don't do it. It's distracting for everyone. If you wanna take the experience home with you, buy a CD on your way out. Proceeds from some of them go toward support music outreach programs.

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

You have to visit PJH if you are a music lover. Especially jazz, Dixieland etc. You may have to wait in line, and even stand once your inside, but it's worth it!! An intimate setting for a set of music that will set your soul on fire for New Orleans!

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

A trip to New Orleans is not complete without catching a performance at Preservation Hall.

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