It is JazzFest time down in New Orleans!
Come visit Preservation Hall – where the beer is cold and the jazz is hot!
New Orleans' unusual history, its unique outlook on life, its rich ethnic and cultural makeup, and the resulting cultural interaction set the stage for development and evolution of many distinctive traditions. The city is famous for its festivals, foods, and, especially, its music. Each ethnic group in New Orleans contributed to the very active musical environment in the city, resulting in New Orleans Jazz!
Preservation Hall was originally conceived in the early 1960s as a low-profile performance venue for neglected, aging black musicians who had come of age during the emergence of early jazz in the 1920s and 1930s. Created to preserve Jazz music heritage, Preservation Hall promotes Jazz music and musicians.
In the Big Easy region, WWOZ radio plays continuously. WWOZ is a non-profit community-supported radio station in New Orleans. It is owned by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. The station specializes in music from or relating to the cultural heritage of New Orleans and the surrounding region of Louisiana. The playlist includes Jazz, Blues and other world music.
Grab your tissue for a second line, your beer cooler and your picnic blanket and come enjoy New Orleans Jazz with us!