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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour
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Overview

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 (77)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A Wonderful, informative tour!

This was an excellent tour. Keith, our tour guide, was very engaging and provided interesting insights that I did not know before. He gave us a great sense of New Orlean’s amazing musical history, and some of the unheralded musicians who contributed to that history....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank C434HVchristinem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable tour!

I really enjoyed this tour. I learned a lot about the history of New Orleans and enjoyed listening to the music of the musicians talked about on the tour. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about New Orleans and its music history. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carleen L
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile
Music and Heritage Tour

Excelent opportunity to know the roots of New Orleans history and music explosion blues and jazz - with Keith orientation!

Thank andrelit2017
Reviewed November 25, 2018
Didn't Want it to End!

We loved our tour with Keith Abel, and feel so fortunate he was available the day before Thanksgiving to show us around! We took the Music and Heritage Tour and loved every moment. He covered 500 years of music history in just two hours. From...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rosetea100
Reviewed November 20, 2018
One Fabulous Tour

Keith Abel is a very knowledgeable tour guide. This tour was fun interesting and very educational. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from wendypspain | Reviewed this property |
There were no children on our tour but I am sure they would be fine. You will probably be charged for each. If you contact the tour company they are very helpful answering questions
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About 2 hours, fairly slow walking pace
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I have a 16 yr old who is a budding jazz musician and a 10 yr daughter would this tour be appropriate for them?
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