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Louisiana Music Factory

Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2039
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+1 504-586-1094
11:00 - 20:00
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An excellent record store specializing in music with New Orleans origins.

An excellent record store specializing in music with New Orleans origins.

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A jazz and NOLA institution!

Knowledgeable staff with respect to jazz and New Orleans/ Louisiana music and artists, as well as all the CDs they have in stock. Very large selection! A reliable source of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
Francois-Jude P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Knowledgeable staff with respect to jazz and New Orleans/ Louisiana music and artists, as well as all the CDs they have in stock. Very large selection! A reliable source of recordings.

Thank Francois-Jude P
Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If New Orleans is world famous for its music, this store is famous for its selection of music. There are CDs, posters, and very knowledgeable and helpful staff and head straight up the steep stairs for an incredible selection of vinyl. You can find every great oldie in every musical genre. And don't pass up the music of our local... More 

Thank Nolafan2164
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly place!! The guys that work there are very knowledgeable!! They also have cat that lives there!! It been there for a few years !! Last time we visited the cat was there!! Nice selection !! Got Kermit cd!! Love it!! Keep up the good work!! Thanks for everything!!! Will be back!!

1 Thank Eke1366
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Unparalleled selection of CDs and an impressive selection of local music. There is always something new to discover in the store. The listening stations are good to sample new music. You could spend hours there, browsing their huge collection. Also, we love that they moved to Frenchmen, they fit right in.

Thank french_esq
Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in New Orleans for a very quick trip. We're fans of the Jazz Festival and had searched YouTube to catch some of the bands we enjoyed. Louisiana Music Factory has a channel and we have spent hours watching the bands that pass through and they post to their channel. Once in NOLA we found our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Louisiana Music Factory is a national treasure. In an era when record shops are dying, LMF is the rare store that has deep inventory of hundreds of bands of every imaginable type. Are you looking for brass band music? They got it. Looking for jazz? They got it. Traditional Cajun. They have that too. If you love music, you must... More 

Thank Bob P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I literally sat there for 90 minutes listening to CDs of local Louisiana blues and jazz. I actually bought a CD- my computer doesn't even have a CD drive. So far on my road trip, I haven't regretted my purchase one bit.

Thank Joy D
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This shop had a well-rounded collection of New Orleans music, as well as enough Jazz, Creole, etc. to satisfy any taste. Besides CDs and records, there were some tasteful (not tacky) gift items, too. I bought some fine photo cards of old New Orleans.

Thank jamarney
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Coming from Canal Street, it was an easy 20 minute walk down Decatur Street. Don't miss the buskers playing Jazz in Jackson Square on the Chartres St end in front of the Cathedral. GREAT jazz with a bunch young high school (?) artists learning from veteran musicians. Fun times Came down from Seattle for business and this was a MUST... More 

Thank darkswede218
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Best place in the world for New Orleans music. Staff is amazing and quite helpful. I,ve bought at least 200 cds over the last 10 years here. Linda is great to deal with and answers all your questions. I go there everytime I visit this great city. This store a must for all music lovers.

Thank Frank d

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Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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