Wherever you go in Louisiana, someone is always performing great live music nearby. A stroll down Bourbon Street in New Orleans—a must for first-time visitors—fills your ears with blues riffs, traditional jazz, Cajun, zydeco, country and rock, all spilling out of clubs that stand shoulder to shoulder. Many other spots around the state offer great live music as well.
Here are a few suggestions of live music venues in Louisiana:
In New Orleans, visit Snug Harbor, the Spotted Cat, Preservation Hall and Sweet Lorraine’s for jazz; hear national headliners at Tipitina’s and House of Blues, and old-time rhythm and blues at the Mother-In-Law Lounge. See musical stars in plush nightclub settings at casinos statewide.
Shreveport-Bossier is a hub for world-class entertainment with its cluster of five casinos. Lake Charles casinos regularly feature big-name headliners, as do casino stages in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the Morgan City area. Check out the exciting live entertainment in Native American casino resorts in Marksville, Charenton and Kinder.