I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South — Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas — and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. New Orleans is home to a rich musical tradition.
A guide for how to listen to the city. In New Orleans, what qualifies as a "venue" is more osmotic than perhaps any city in America. Walls or stages or any of the typical trappings of classic club aren't necessary for a place to have regular occurring live music. Streets corners to corner stores to parks to backyards, there are literally hundreds of places to take in the city's incomparable music scene, but if you're just starting out exploring, these are the 10 we would be pressed to pick as some of the Big Easy's best. Preservation Hall : One of the most important music spaces in the country, Preservation Hall remains one of the few places you can regularly witness traditional jazz. Now owned by Ben Jaffe, one of the more familiar faces of the city who also plays tuba in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , his parents started the hall in and the setup hasn't changed much since. Visitors still line up outside and sit on modest wooden benches in a patinaed room.
The Jazz Playhouse
In our new series, we look at eight cities where live music has exploded — from legendary hubs like Chicago and Nashville, to rising hot spots like Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Portland, Maine. The latest? New Orleans , where Bourbon Street is only the beginning. Live music is thriving in the city beyond Bourbon Street, from the steadily growing number of clubs on Frenchmen Street to unlikely, one-of-a-kind venues like Music Box Village, where artists including Norah Jones and bounce legend Big Freedia have played among a backyard full of ramshackle sonic art projects. Any given night in NOLA you can catch traditional jazz, zydeco, swamp pop, funk, rap, and bounce — sometimes on the same bill. The rich gumbo of genres has birthed hard-to-define stars like Tank and the Bangas , who were nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy.
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Located in Mid-City, this music bar is a great place for visitors to relax and hang out with their friends. The room adapts to bands of different sizes and welcomes different styles. Each artist or band that plays at the club is in charge of setting the entrance fee for their visitors. Here music lovers can dress in any attire; the bar is laid back and allows casual outfits. Established in and located in the historic Fauburg Mariginy, d.