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Snug Harbor Starts a Revival in New Orleans

The Crescent City jazz bistro is back in business with a weekly livestream performance series

Herlin Riley Snug Harbor
Herlin Riley (photo: Gregory Miles)

New Orleans’ Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro shut its doors nearly a year ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world ever since. For the moment, its music room remains closed to the public, although it is allowing patrons to order food and drinks for take-out only. On Valentine’s Day, however, the venerable Frenchmen Street venue, which has been in operation since the 1980s, brought music back to its bandstand—and it will continue to do so with the inauguration of the Snug Harbor Jazz Revival series.

The series features a weekly Sunday-night livestream performance, each one running 60 minutes (beginning at 7 p.m. CT) and costing $15 to view. Tickets are available through StageIt, Snug Harbor’s partner streaming platform.

The first installment of the series on February 14 featured vocal group Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony; it continued on the 21st with Jason Marsalis and the K Love Experience. The performance schedule for the remainder of February and March is below.

February 28: Herlin Riley Quartet

March 7: Charmaine Neville Band

March 14: Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band


March 21: Germaine Bazzle & Larry Sieberth Quartet

March 28: Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet

For more information on Snug Harbor, visit its website.