Experience New Orleans' Rich Musical History On A Walking Tour

New Orleans is a city that pulses with life, from its music-filled streets to its public gardens. Between the ghosts said to roam some of its most haunted hotels to St. Louis Cathedral's historic reign as the country's oldest active Roman Catholic Church, the Crescent City packs quite a punch. And that's just the start. We still need to account for the Cajun and Creole cuisine, and the jazz music that calls out to you when you hear it live on the streets or in jazz lounges.

Jazz music alone is one of the main reasons to learn and experience New Orleans' rich musical history, and you can do it by taking the New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour led by Keith Abel. You can explore New Orleans' lively music history by taking a stroll with Abel, an industry expert and "Louisiana record man," according to Abel Tours. With over 20 years of experience in the music business, there's no one better to take you to listen and learn all about music in New Orleans.

What to expect on the walking tour

On the New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, you will have a Bluetooth speaker to listen to the accompaniments of jazz artists as you walk through the Treme, America's oldest African American neighborhood, according to Visit New Orleans. You will also take your time exploring Armstrong Park, named after iconic jazz trumpet player and singer Louis Armstrong, and visit Congo Square, a historic meeting place known for its role in jazz music development. You may even find live jazz music there.

The walking tour will also take you to uncover jazz music history at places like Place de Armes and Bourbon Street, as well as J&M Recording Studio. You will also learn how New Orleans hosted rock 'n' roll greats such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Led Zeppelin, just to name a few. No doubt you will enjoy your day full of music. And for those who won't be able to get enough music on the tour, you can also visit some jazz clubs like Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, Kermit's Treme Mother In Law Lounge, and Preservation Hall on Saint Peter Street.