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The Sounds of Nola

Sounds of Nola

New Orleans is known internationally for its jazz music. In fact, the Crescent City’s culture has influenced musicians in numerous genres across continents spanning 170 years.

The Sounds of NoLa is a look at how New Orleans culture and history would influence the music industry. You will see where musical legends first performed and the first rock n roll recording studio, where Fat’s Domino recorded his album, The Fatman. The tour will begin in the French quarter and will travel down Bourbon Street to see where some of the greatest musicians to come out of the Big Easy performed. You will also learn of how Bourbon street came to be the center of French Quarter nightlife. Next, it is off to Congo Square where you will learn about the beginnings of Jazz music. Finally, the tour heads back to the Quarter for a few more stops and will end near the French Market and Streetcar stop.


Musical Landmarks Tour

Topics will include:

The origins of Jazz Music
The evolution of Bourbon Street
The local recording industry
Music spanning 150 years

Tour Details
The tour will meet and depart from the Bienville Statue near 400 Decatur Street.
2 Hour Private Walking Tour
1.5 Mile Walking Distance
$40 Per Person
Reservations are required

*Note: Some may find this walking distance to be a bit challenging)

Tour Time:
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Armstrong Parkwhere the slaves gathered at Congo Square
  • A brief stroll down Bourbon Street
  • King Creole film locations
  • J&M Recording Studiorecognized by the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
  • Occasional sampling of music recordings
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