New Orleans jazz venue Preservation Hall reopening for live music for first time since COVID-19 pandemic

New Orleans jazz venue Preservation Hall announced Tuesday that it will open again for live shows on Thursday, its 60th Anniversary.

This will be the first time performances return to the music venue since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Due to current COVID-19 protocols, the venue will offer limited capacity for all ages and performances will occur Thursday-Sunday nights at 5 p.m., 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,” said Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe in an issued statement.

Preservation Hall’s last night of live performances prior to COVID-19 shutting down live music in New Orleans was on March 14, 2020.

Preservation Hall trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious issued the following statement: “It’s time to get back to playing our music and having fun. There’s no better place to do that than Preservation Hall. Let’s get the party started once again. We’ve earned it!”

Masks and temperature checks for patrons and staff will be required 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.

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