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For current show schedules, visit www.bestofneworleans.com/ or http://www.offbeat.com/. Here is a listing of some of the most popular music venues around New Orleans:
Carrollton Station | 8140 Willow, 504.865.9190
A down-home atmosphere makes this a prime place for acoustic acts.
Circle Bar | 1032 St. Charles, 504.588.2616
Located in Lee Circle and a lot of fun if you don't mind being crowded.
House of Blues | 225 Decatur, 504.529.2583
Located in the French Quarter with a surprising N'awlins atmosphere for a corporate chain.
Howlin' Wolf | 907 South Peters, 504.529.5844
Hosts a variety of local and international musicians at its roomy Warehouse District location.
Le Bon Temps Roule | 4801 Magazine Street, 504.895.8177
Tucked away in a quiet section of Uptown, their no cover charge policy is popular among locals.
Maple Leaf | 8316 Oak Street, 504.866.9359
Another local favorite with plenty of dancing room and a quaint patio bar.
Mid City Lanes Rock 'N' Bowl | 3000 S. Carrollton, 504.482.3133
Bowling shoes and dancing shoes are one in the same at this Mid City hotspot.
O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub | 514 Toulouse, 504.529.1317
Irish pub perfect for watching soccer, playing darts and listening to live Celtic music.
Preservation Hall | 726 St. Peter, 504.522.2841
A historic treasure mandatory for any jazz enthusiast.
Snug Harbor | 626 Frenchman Street, 504.949.0696
This upscale lounge provides an intimate venue for some of the best local music around.
Tipitina's | 501 Napoleon, 504.891.8477
Professor Longhair watches over audiences in this bi-level music haven. Other locations include Tip's Ruins in the Warehouse District and Tip's French Quarter on Decatur.