Hear the Best Live Music at House of Blues in New Orleans


The Crescent City loves to spoil its guests with live music experiences like nowhere else. House of Blues is the one spot where visitors can experience concerts, craft cocktails, and southern-inspired cuisine. This French Quarter gem has several rooms, including the House of Blues Music Hall, the Parish Room, the Big Momma’s Lounge, and the Restaurant and Bar, which all live in a beautifully renovated historic building.

Establishing House of Blues New Orleans

Although House of Blues hosts rock, pop, soul, funk, R&B, gospel, hip-hop, and country artists, the venue’s roots are in American blues music. The founders’ mission is to utilize House of Blues locations to celebrate American blues through diverse concerts and Southern art and cuisine.

“The venue is home to the largest permanently displayed collection of Outsider and American Folk Art, often referred to as Southern Vernacular Art,” according to the House of Blues website. “More than 150 untrained, self-taught, and mostly African-American artists are represented in this living museum that features artwork as diverse as the music on the House of Blues stage.”

Dedication to putting diversity on display sets House of Blues apart from other music venues in the city. Each stage, bar, hallway, and lounge perfectly emanates the essence of New Orleans culture. One will find relics of jazz and blues music history, brightly painted murals, and distinct architecture incorporated into each element of the venue.

Hear Live Music in the House of Blues Music Hall

The main music hall has hosted some of the biggest names in music, including Willie Nelson, the Black Keys, J. Cole, Fiona Apple, and the Weeknd. Concertgoers will treasure the venue’s state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems that make any show an immersive experience. New Orleans’ musical heritage coats the hall in the form of murals and artwork paying homage to the city’s vibrant music scene.

Chill in the Parish Room

With a maximum capacity of 400, the Parish Room provides an intimate setting for guests to relish local and up-and-coming artists. Although smaller in size, the room is full of character. Tapestries and local artwork span the walls creating a warm and soulful atmosphere for live music.

Experience Local Acts at the Big Momma’s Lounge

The cozy and colorful atmosphere of the Big Momma’s Lounge sets the stage for local acts and entertaining comedy shows. The lounge hosts the Homegrown Showcase monthly, a concert series that turns the spotlight on aspiring local artists. Visitors can also enjoy the Big Momma’s Comedy Showcase, which features local stand-up comedians on select dates throughout the year.

Indulge at the Restaurant and Bar

The live music events bring people in, but the craft cocktails and southern-inspired food keep them dancing all night. Jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and seafood gumbo are just a few of the southern-inspired menu items the venue’s restaurant offers. Guests can indulge in the full bar that serves an array of wines, classic New Orleans cocktails, and craft beers.

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