New Orleans, LA’s Preservation Hall has announced that it will reopen its hallowed doors for live concerts beginning on its 60th anniversary, Thursday, June 10th, 2021. The New Orleans jazz institution has not hosted a public, ticketed live show in 15 months.
In compliance with current COVID-19 protocols, the venue will reopen to a limited-capacity, all-ages audience on Thursday–Sunday nights, with shows at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Due to the intimate nature of Preservation Hall, the safe return of in-person live shows will come along with required masks and temperature checks for patrons and staff for the time being. Masks will be provided for patrons who arrive at the hall without one of their own. Horn players will also utilize bell covers as an added safety measure.
Preservation Hall’s last night of live performances prior to COVID-19 shutting down live music in New Orleans was on March 14th, 2020. After 15 months of silence, the iconic jazz venue at 726 Saint Peter Street in the French Quarter—and its 60-musician collective—are ready to restore the Preservation Hall tradition.
According to an announcement, “Upcoming shows aim to immediately restore the majesty of Preservation Hall. Performances will feature multi-generational band lineups with some of the world’s best jazz musicians yearning to make their return to the hallowed stage.”
“It makes my heart sing that the esteemed musicians who are the earth, air, blood and heartbeat of this magical city will bring their joyous tradition to Preservation Hall after the longest period of silence in our 60-year history,” says Preservation Hall creative director Ben Jaffe.
Adds Preservation Hall trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious, “It’s time to get back to playing our music and having fun. There’s no better place to do that than Preservation Hall. Let’s get the party started once again. We’ve earned it!”
Ticketing transactions will all be completed via credit card as cash will not be accepted at the door. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Reserve a ticket for an upcoming Preservation Hall show here.
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