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Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn!
Walk with us or Dance if you are so inclined! ...
This tour is for People with Ears!
Everything from Armstrong to Zydeco! Come listen and walk (or maybe dance if you are so inclined) your way through one of the oldest and most musical neighborhoods of New Orleans. Learn why they say, “All Music (at least American Music) is born in New Orleans!
Undisputedly the birthplace of Jazz, and willing to argue with Memphis till we're blue in the face over who is the birthplace of Rock and Roll, New Orleans is most certainly one of the great musical gems of the world. As you walk from location to location LISTEN as your tour guide plays you some of the best and most historically important music of our great city. Once you get to a location LEARN about what you just heard as your tour guide places it and its performers into the greater musical and historical context of both our fair city and the United States as a whole. Learn about the great musical legends of New Orleans then and now: from Jelly Roll Morton, to Mahalia Jackson, to Fats Domino, to Trombone Shorty, and the Marsalis family. Gain a greater understanding of the different musical genres that make this city and nation great: from the music of slavery, to traditional jazz, to the industrial rock of the 1990’s!
If that isn’t enough enjoy your walk through one of, if not the oldest, African American neighborhoods in the United States - the Treme, made famous after Katrina by the television series of the same name. You will learn some of the history of this incredible neighborhood and the role it has played in New Orleans for almost 300 years. As one of the most beautiful, historic, and important neighborhoods in the history of the United States, Treme is the birthplace of many famous musicians and a great center of culture and life in our city, so this is almost like getting two tours in one!
Music of New Orleans Tour Details
When: 3:00pm -- Thursdays thru Sundays.
Tour Length: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on how many questions our guests ask.
There is a 10 minute "comfort break" at the halfway point.
Where: Tours begin at The Voodoo Lounge, 718 North Rampart Street (On the corner of Orleans Street and Rampart Street)
Walking Tour Distance: 1 mile
- We accomodate smaller groups
- Licensed Master Story Tellers
- Learn about the city as you SEE and HEAR!
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