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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour

  • Trace the evolution of jazz and blues on a musical tour of New Orleans
  • Visit famous recording studios and music venues in the French Quarter
  • Explore the city's African-American heritage in the Treme neighborhood
New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour
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Take an audio-visual tour of New Orleans’ musical heritage, led by a local record man with decades of industry insight. Walk past renowned music venues and recording studios in the French Quarter, and visit the favorite haunts of jazz and blues legends such as James Booker, Fats Domino, and Louis Armstrong. Hear history come to life as you listen to original recordings via a portable Bluetooth speaker along the way.

What to Expect

Make your way to the heart of New Orleans’ music scene on Frenchmen Street, and meet your guide, a industry pro with more than 20 years of music-making experience. Starting at the Louisiana Music Factory, stroll through the French Quarter’s most musical haunts. Hear how Allen Toussaint and Lee Dorsey recorded some of their best vinyl at Cosimo’s Sound studio, and pass J&M Studios, known as the home of rock ‘n’ roll. See Danny Parker’s childhood home, and stroll through Louis Armstrong Park in Treme, one of the first African-American neighborhoods in the US.

Follow in the footsteps of countless fans as you stop at legendary music venues including the Royal Orleans Hotel, Place d’Armes, Preservation Jazz Hall, and Toulouse Theatre. Along the way, listen to clips from jazz, blues, and rock ’n' roll greats through a portable Bluetooth speaker and hear the stories behind the sound.

Reviews (68)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Extensive Musical History Knowledge

Keith was a wealth of knowledge about the history of music in New Orleans - spanning many decades. He had a very entertaining presentation of history that keep as all engaged! Would highly recommend this tour!

Thank Jim S
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jim, Thank you for your kind words and thanks for supporting New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour. We look forward to your return to our fine city. Red Beans & Ricely yours,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must do in the music capital of the world!

You just went to the recordshop to by a Buddy Bolden record? Think Satchmo is a local NOLA dish? Never heard of Earl King or you think Fess is refering to a festival? Then you might take any guided New Orleans tour. Are you in...More

Thank MarkMrBlues69
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Mark, Thanks for the great write up and fun times for all! Come back in December, Professor Longhair Centennial Celebration. Pat would love to see you back. My best to you and yours. Red Beans & Ricely yours,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Blues, Jazz & Rock 'n Roll!

Keith Abel LOVES his music, and NOLA's music heritage trail could not have a more passionate guide. Keith tells stories, plays the music ... he even sings (and he's good!). Newbies to the NOLA music scene, we found, by the end of our tour, we...More

Thank CJB777
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much and we thank you for your support! Please come back, we'll eat our way across New Orleans :)

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour

Only my husband and I were on the morning tour, so we had our own private tour where Keith gave us an insiteful background on the history of music in New Orleans. He was knowledgeable, interesting and exuded a passion for New Orleans music. We...More

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed August 11, 2018
Great context of the city!

I went on this tour in late July and I was so glad I did some searching and found it. Keith is a wealth of knowledge. You will not leave this tour feeling you haven't learned enough. Your brain will be doing overtime to process...More

Thank Tiffany W
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September 26, 2018|
Response from wendypspain | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours, fairly slow walking pace
Jennifer O
July 1, 2018|
Response from Paula M |
I have a 16 yr old who is a budding jazz musician and a 10 yr daughter would this tour be appropriate for them?
Norman P
June 30, 2018|
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Response from philos42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with musical accompaniment!
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