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“Great ambiance”
Review of Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall
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New Orleans Music Tour
Ranked #12 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.
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“Great ambiance”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The building is everything you would expect, old, very hot, dimly lit, wooden benches, oozing ambiance from the early days of jazz. I wish the music would have been better. We heard better jazz in Jackson Square and on Frenchmen Street.

Visited July 2014
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Purchase, New York
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“Worth the wait”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I was concerned that the legendary Preservation Hall would be a victim of its own success and overly touristy but that is not true. Don't skip this experience due to the long lines. There's a reason the lines are long. It's worth the wait.

Visited July 2014
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Bainbridge, GA
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“Awesome, authentic jazz performance!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Preservation Hall is a wonderful venue to see real Dixieland jazz. Jazz is much more than just "When the Saints Go Marching In," but the band really preserved and honored the Dixieland feel.

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Live jazz in historic intimate setting. Each show is about 45 minutes of music. The room is tiny and the three rows of seating(wood benches) is only for those with advance ticket purchases unless it doesn't sell out. We bought tickets in advance and we are glad we did. The line to buy queues up about 1 hour before the show. The room is packed with folks on the floor and standing in the back. It is hot! There is no a/c, no restroom, no food or beverages for sale but you can bring in drinks. The heat and closeness adds to the experience of what early jazz clubs must have been like. The music was excellent. The only souvenir my teen asked for on the whole trip was t-shirt from here which was high quality and only $15. We went to 8 pm show but would go to 9 pm show next time and stand outside to listen to the early show, it was that good! Only downside, not allowed to take a photo of the performance! So disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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New orleans
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“If you are in the Quarter-- don't miss this place!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Very old and historic. Harry Connick learned everything he knows here as a little boy!! Nightly shows and just a super authentic experience. Go check it out and you won't be disappointed. THere is no a/c so expect to be a little warm, but you forget about it as soon as the music starts!

Visited July 2014
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