Sounds of NOLA Musical Landmark Tour

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This tour takes a look at New Orleans' international influence on pop culture in regards to the music industry. You will see where musical legends first performed and the first Rock-n-Roll recording studio in the world. On this tour you will be guided through the French Quarter and Armstrong Park to see where local and international legends of Jazz and Rock-n-Roll were influenced by the Big Easy. You will walk down our most famous street, Rue Bourbon and beyond to Congo Square where Jazz music is rooted. Although our focus is on music, we will also point out several locations used on both the silver screen and television including the Elvis Presley movie King Creole and NCIS New Orleans.

Activity Highlights

  • Narrated walking tour through the musical landmarks of NOLA
  • Visit Armstrong Park and the French Quarter
  • Here about the origins of Jazz music and the evolution of Bourbon Street
  • See Preservation Hall and the former J & M Recording Studio
  • Hear samples of musical recordings and visit several film industry locations

What's Included

  • Licensed and experienced guide

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes and proper clothing attire
  • Camera
  • Beverage


  • Only certified service animals are allowed on this tour.

Additional information

  • This tour involves walking 1.5 miles.
  • Umbrellas are encouraged on both rainy and sunny days.
  • Tour is handicap accessible.
  • This tour is appropriate for all ages.
  • Tour will depart rain or shine. If you prefer to not go in the rain, please call to reschedule.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 3 hours prior to tour time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 3 hour period will not be eligible for a refund.The tour will depart rain or shine. If weather is unfavorable enough for the vendor to call off the tour then the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 3 hour cancellation period.

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  • Michele New Orleans about 1 year ago

    Music tour

    Had a great time walking through the streets of New Orleans. Our guide Carlo shared lots of interesting facts aboit the music history of the city. He was truly passionate about his job and love of music. Good tour

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