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501 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA, 70115, United States
TEL: (504) 895-8477

This iconic music venue was first established in 1977 in honor of local R&B legend Professor Longhair, who performed at the club until his death in 1980. Originally constructed in 1912, the building itself is a two-story, 1,000-capacity structure with a stage, a wraparound balcony, three bars, and a huge drawing of the Professor. In addition to local musicians like Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, Tipitina’s also hosts national and international acts, with past performers including James Brown, Tim McGraw, and Pearl Jam. Special events include the Sunday afternoon Cajun dance party and free Friday concerts during the summer.

Insider Tip:

If you need a break from the crowd, head upstairs to the balcony where there’s more breathing room; just go early if you want a good view of the stage.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Cover Charge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Large Groups
  • Live Music

Other: Local Music Venue


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