Preservation Hall – Spotlight and This Week’s Schedule

Down in the , a line forms nightly as patrons from near and far queue up on St. Peter Street near the intersection at Bourbon Street for one of three nightly performances at the hallowed . The building is over 250 years old and has served as a sanctuary for authentic New Orleans jazz since 1961. Watching a performance in the Hall is nothing short of a religious experience and a rare chance to see a show of this caliber without people distracted by cell phones, taking flash photography (strictly prohibited) or bothersome chatter. Whether it’s the house band or one of the joint’s frequent visitors performing, a trip to PH is a must-stop on anyone’s itinerary on a visit to the city. If you plan on going to a show, the doors open nightly at 8 p.m. and there is a show at 8:15, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12 and they’ll even let you bring a drink in from one of the nearby spots (not sold inside). Get down there with an appropriate request in mind and they’ll honor it, tip the band, and be sure to thank them on your way out for keeping this great tradition alive.

Here is the schedule at Preservation Hall for this week:

Monday, 1/17 – Preservation Hall Band featuring: Maynard Chatters                                                                                                                         
Tuesday, 1/18 – Preservation Hall-Stars Featuring: Shannon Powell
Wed., 1/19 – THE Featuring: Mark Braud
Thurs., 1/20 – CLOSED
Fri., 1/21 – Preservation Hall Jazz Masters Featuring Leroy Jones
Sat., 1/22 – THE Preservation Hall Jazz Band Featuring Mark Braud
Sun., 1/23 – Preservation Hall Presents: Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Jazz Band

For more information, visit the Hall page here

January 17, 2011 |  by  |  Concert Calendar
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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