Live Music Returns To New Orleans As Venue Capacity Expands

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Live Music Returns To New Orleans As Venue Capacity Expands

Live entertainment is returning to New Orleans!

Live music, live jazz, live drag, live everything! It’s finally time for the sound of New Orleans to return to a somewhat comfortable vibration. Bars in the city are allowed live performers for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

As vaccinations increase and infections fall, New Orleans is preparing for the return of live jazz and more.

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno said Wednesday that the city would move the a modified Phase three of re-opening.

In other news: Mass Vaccination Site Now Open At New Orleans Convention Center

Phase Three includes an increased capacity limit and this new legal groove that’s about to take over New Orleans.

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Under the new guidelines, restaurants, retail stores, and salons in the city can are allowed serve up to 75% of their stated capacity, an 25% increase from limits currently in place.


The changes are gurunteed to put a lot of happy faces on the many musicians that call New Orleans home, after a difficult year of uncertainty and insecurity.

The changes start at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, so get out there and support NOLA musicians. 

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