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New Orleans, LA

“The way music lives in this city is untouchable.  We have this beautiful, supportive community where the old guard has a personal stake in fostering the growth of the next generation.  Even for a transplant like me, it’s been nothing but love from day one.” — The Revivalists

Curated By: Tank and the BangasMutemath, The RevivalistsAnders Osborne, Honey Island Swamp Band, GalacticChristian Scott aTunde Aduah

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New Orleans, LA
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St. Roch Cemetery
In Gumbo Ya-Ya, Lyle Saxon called St. Roch’s “one of the most unusual cemeteries in New Orleans.” He wrote that it had an appearance of great age, despite its relative youth.
St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
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Lafayette Cemetery No. 2
Located just North of the original Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 is also on Washington Avenue. It was believed to have started informally in 1850 as a burial ground. In 1858, the City of Lafayette (before being annexed by New Orleans) constructed 120 tombs within.
Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
Less visited than its counterparts, Cemetery No. 3 offers a piece of rest and quietude for those both above and below ground. Established in 1854, each tomb recounts a chapter in New Orleans' rich history—from immigration patterns to floods and yellow fever outbreaks. Walk the rows to see marble and stone gravesites that are themselves works of art.
3421 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States
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Carrollton Cemetery No. 1
"There’s an oft-repeated and implausible-yet-true story about how two of the three founding members of The Revivalists met by chance on the street, and I’m pretty sure that chance meeting took place across from Carrollton Cemetery No. 1." - The Revivalists
1701 Hillary St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Historic 19th-century cemetery with above-ground tombs & statuary characteristic of the area.
1416 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Donald Harrison, Sr. Museum
The Donald Harrison, Sr. Museum houses indigenous cultural artwork, music collections and artifacts from prominent tradition bearers of New Orleans.
1930 Independence Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117, United States
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Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
"Oldest bar and one of the oldest houses in the city. Feels close to what it might if felt like hundreds of years ago." - Galactic
941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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Ace Hotel (Rooftop Pool)
Ace Hotel New Orleans sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District with a beautiful pool on the roof.
600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Le Petit Theatre
This longstanding community theatre presents classic plays & Broadway musicals in a cozy setup.
616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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Tipitina’s
Rustic, black-and-white tiled warehouse space & landmark since '77 for live music & Cajun dancing.
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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The Old Spanish Customs House
The Spanish Custom House at Moss Street and Grand Route St. John is the oldest surviving structure from that period.
1300 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
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Plaza Tower
  Plaza Tower is a 45-story, 531-foot (162 m) skyscraper in New Orleans, Louisiana. Located in the Central Business District, it is the third tallest building in both the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. The building has been abandoned and unused since 2002 because of environmental problems such as toxic mold and asbestos.
Plaza Tower, New Orleans, LA 70113, United States
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Le Pavilion Hotel
Le Pavillon is a historic New Orleans hotel that provides guests with an unforgettable ambiance combining Old World elegance with modern amenities.
833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
Live jazz & upscale Creole fare in an intimate, brick-walled space that dates back to the 1800s.
626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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Kayla’s Restaurant
Delightful southern cooking that can ONLY be found by word of mouth...and by us.
3036 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
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Atchafalaya
Creative Louisiana fare, drinks & brunch Bloody Mary bar in a high-ceilinged space lined with art.
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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Lilly’s Cafe
Vietnamese standards like pho, banh mi & signature spring rolls all served in a small, cozy space.
1813 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Tableau
Classic French-Creole cooking served in an elegant 3-story townhouse with an open kitchen & balcony.
616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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Willa Jean
Retro-chic café & John Besh operation offering Southern menus, baked goods, coffee, tea & cocktails.
611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, United States
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Favori Deli
"When I’m too hungover to sleep off my hangover (thanks, early thirties!), I call upon Favori Deli & Groceries to deliver me their show-stopping Steak & Egg sandwich: sliced beef, cheddar, egg, hashbrowns, and tangy sauce on french bread." - The Revivalists
7507 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
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Russells Marina Grill
Daytime diner draws crowds with big menu of homestyle dishes in a no-frills space with a retro vibe.
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
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Morning Call
24/7 cash-only coffee shop with local roots known for chicory coffee & beignets.
56 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States
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St. Claude Social Club
Saint Claude Social Club is an accessories driven shopping experience reflecting the je ne sais quoi of New Orleans style with a great funky collection of women's stuff.
1933 Sophie Wright Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Vegas
Colorful storefront selling hip, contemporary clothing, shoes & accessories for men.
1924 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Louisiana Music Factory
The Louisiana Music Factory is an award winning indie record store that sells a diverse collection of CDs, tapes, and vinyl.
421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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Perlis Clothing
"Like any self-respecting millennial, I do most of my shopping in thrift stores and on the internet, but when I need something nicer than an ironic t-shirt, Perlis is usually my first and last stop." - The Revivalists
600 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
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Mushroom New Orleans
Store selling used & out-of-print CDs, posters, T-shirts, patches & other music-related merchandise.
1037 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
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Peaches Records
Homegrown, family-owned, and internationally known since 1975. Veteran record store boasting a large selection of both new and vintage products.
4318 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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Cafe Rose Nicaud
Healthy, sustainable food in the heart of the Marigny.
632 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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Orange Couch
Small, bright, happy coffee shop in the middle of the Marigny with superb people watching, beautiful palm trees, excellent coffee drinks, small selection of fresh baked goods, la divina gelato, mochi, and a fierce neighborhood rooster.
2339 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
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Sacred Grinds
Where else can you drink a delicious coffee served by a knowledgable barista while sitting at a patio overlooking a cemetery?
5055 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States
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Cafe du Monde
The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas Day and on the day an occasional Hurricane passes too close to New Orleans.
800 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
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Rue de la Course
Established in 1990. Located on the corner of Oak & Carrollton in an awesome historic bank building.
1140 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
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NOLA Beans
NOLA Beans is one of Lakeview’s home grown businesses. It’s a meeting place, a coffee shop, a casual and healthy dining spot. In short: it’s an extension of the favorite room in your house – our kitchen is your kitchen.
762 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
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French Quarter
"When it’s sunny and warm, I love to spend a day in the French Quarter. It’s so alive with all kinds of street performers and general weirdos, and there are a lot of great bars if you know where to look (HINT: mostly not Bourbon Street)." - Revivalists
600 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
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Audubon
The Audubon Nature Institute is a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature that includes a zoo, aquarium, insectarium, and park plus nature conservation programs.
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
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City Park
City Park, a 1,300-acre public park in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the 87th largest and 20th-most-visited urban public park in the United States
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
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