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:
For some classic Louisiana Cajun music, visit Eunice on Saturdays for the weekly Rendezvous des Cajuns live radio show. This weekly live concert and dance at Liberty Hall offers visitors a chance to hear live Cajun bands and dance some Cajun two-steps — and it's emceed in French! Explore more Cajun music at Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse in Lafayette and the Jolly Inn in Houma.
Have you ever heard zydeco? Catch a zydeco show at at Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki in Opelousas. This genuine zydeco dance club holds dance festivals, performances and contests centered on zydeco folk dancers and their soulful style.
In New Orleans, there is music everywhere. Looking for New Orleans' style jazz? Then visit Snug Harbor, the Spotted Cat, Preservation Hall and Sweet Lorraine’s. Hear national headliners at Tipitina’s and House of Blues, and old-time rhythm and blues at the Mother-In-Law Lounge. Sing the blues with the best at The Funky Pirate Blues Club. Catch Louisiana's local and regional acts at DBA and Apple Barrel.
Learn more about Louisiana's music scene.