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Presrvation Hall

Providence, RI
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Presrvation Hall

Is it appropriate to take 7 y.o. here? He loves music, but I don't want to take him to a cafe or bar where things might get too rowdy.

Edited: 08 March 2010, 18:47
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1. Re: Presrvation Hall

Yes, it is fine. They don't even serve drinks there. The only problem is that I believe they don't open until later in the evening, about 8 or so, and there is usually a long line.

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2. Re: Presrvation Hall

Yes. No smoking, no drinking. Families with kids usually go earlier in the evening. See:


Doors open at 8:00, music starts very shortly thereafter. People start lining up between 6 and 7.

Edited: 08 March 2010, 19:01
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3. Re: Presrvation Hall

The problem for you might be

a.) Seating is limited. I must have been there 20 times, was never able to get a spot on the bench.

b.) It gets HOT. No AC in the place, just a large fan in the back, but if you stand too close to it, you can't hear the music.

Unless your 7 year old is an avid jazz lover, I can see the possibility of him getting bored or annoyed rather quickly. Although I *think* I've seen children there before. No alcohol = quieter crowd.

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You will get a big yes from me.

My parents took me when i was about 10 and i've never forgotten it. I took my son as a teen a few years ago and he fell in love with NOLA (so much so that he's a music major in college there). So I'd say if you have a 7 year old who loves music, then he should definitely experience Preservation Hall.

The audience turns over about every 20 minutes tho so others who have been waiting in line move into better viewing spots & some are even lucky enough to snag a spot on a bench.

I say if you have an inquisitive 7 y.o. this might be the beginning of a budding musician!

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5. Re: Presrvation Hall

Etude, great post.

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