NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Celebrated New Orleans jazz venue Preservation Hall is excited to announce it will at long last open its hallowed doors for live shows beginning on its 60th Anniversary, Thursday, June 10. Due to current COVID-19 protocols, the venue will offer limited capacity for all ages and performances will occur Thursday-Sunday nights at 5pm, 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All ticketing transactions will be via credit card as cash will not be accepted at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged at PreservationHall.com.
“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.
Preservation Hall’s last night of live performances prior to COVID-19 shutting down live music in New Orleans was on March 14, 2020. After 15 months of the French Quarter venue’s doors remaining shuttered due to COVID-19 restrictions, nobody is more excited to play music at 726 Saint Peter Street than the Hall’s 60-musician collective. 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.
Preservation Hall trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious states, “It’s time to get back to playing our music and having fun. There’s no better place to do that than Preservation Hall.” He added, “Let’s get the party started once again. We’ve earned it!”
As vaccinations continue to be administered across the United States, health and safety remain of the utmost importance for our patrons, musicians and staff. Due to the intimate nature of Preservation Hall, the safe resumption of in-person live shows will require masks and temperature checks for patrons and staff for the time being. Masks will be provided for patrons who arrive to the hall without one of their own. Horn players will also utilize bell covers to ensure full safety.
Ticket reservations are currently available at preservationhall.com. Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to show times to allow time for show egress.
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