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The Spotted Cat Music Club

Tips from the community

Find live music: It’s not difficult to find live music in New Orleans, I tend to hear it every day on my walks to and from work. Some of the biggest live music hubs in the French Quarter can be found around Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and Frenchmen Street. Just walk outside and join the party. As always, if you find a musician that you love be sure to leave a tip. Many restaurants and bars also put on free concerts throughout the week if you support the establishment. Some of my favorites include Bacchanal Wine and the Yard on Frenchmen. Grab a drink and enjoy the live music.

kaylee 2 years ago

The Spotted Cat Music Club is an iconic staple in the vibrant Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, renowned for its intimate setting and authentic live music performances. Often referred to as "The Cat," this cozy venue on Frenchmen Street offers visitors a quintessential New Orleans jazz experience, with local musicians playing everything from traditional jazz to blues and funk. A must-visit for music lovers, The Spotted Cat embodies the neighborhood's bohemian spirit and deep-rooted musical heritage.

seeker 3 months ago

If you love live music, Frenchmen Street is the place to be. All of their jazz clubs are fantastic, but the Spotted Cat is the most quintessential. It’s a small and intimate club basked in purple lights to illuminate the 5 piece jazz band that takes the stage each night. They have a rotation of performers, but each one is incredibly talented at their craft.

kaylee 2 years ago

The Spotted Cat Music Club Guides

  • A neighborhood guide to New Orleans

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Get ready to dive into the vibrant heart and soul of New Orleans, a city where every neighborhood tells its own unique story. From the soulful melodies floating through the jazz-filled air of the French Quarter to the oak-lined streets of the Garden District, there's a slice of the Big Easy to satisfy every curiosity. Whether you're looking to indulge in Creole cuisine, catch a second line parade, or find the perfect venue for an unforgettable night out, our neighborhood guide is your personal roadmap to discovering the rich culture, historic charm, and lively spirit tucked away in every corner of this iconic city. So, grab your favorite pair of walking shoes, and let's stroll through the colorful tapestry that is New Orleans!
  • The 10 Best Free Things To Do in New Orleans

    kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini)
    New Orleans is a paramount historic city in the United States with rich culture and beauty in each neighborhood. Although the city offers plenty of exciting attractions, some of the completely free adventures I’ve taken have been my favorite. This city is proof that travel doesn’t always have to break the budget. Check out some of my favorite free things to do in the Big Easy from tours to live entertainment.
  • The 10 Best Concerts, Shows, and Venues in New Orleans

    kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini)
    It’s impossible to be bored in New Orleans. There’s always something to do, and if you don’t have set plans you can just walk outside and find something. Live music is everywhere from bars lining Bourbon to quiet streets by the riverbend. You don’t need concert or event tickets to have a good time, but if you're looking for a show New Orleans has plenty of established performances to check out ranging from seasoned jazz bands to burlesque drag queens.