History of the House of Blues in New Orleans

A live music event crowd with raised arms at the House of Blues in New Orleans near the Hotel Mazarin.

DISCOVER THE HISTORY, SOUL, AND HERITAGE OF NEW ORLEANS’ HOUSE OF BLUES

New Orleans’ House of Blues is one of the most famous music venues in the Crescent City. It is well known for its soulful and vibrant sounds and especially for its history. It quickly became a must-visit spot for many tourists as word spread about how amazing it is. With its growing popularity, the House of Blues is one of the most beloved places in New Orleans.

Early Days of the House of Blues

In 1992, Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, and Dan Aykroyd, co-star of the 1980 film “the Blues Brothers,” founded the House of Blues in Cambridge, Mass. A New Orleans location opened to the public soon after in 1994.

The Venue

New Orleans’ House of Blues is located in the heart of the French Quarter. This was the perfect spot to put it because the French Quarter is widely known for its fantastic nightlife. The building decided upon for the House of Blues was a restored 19th-century warehouse which only adds to its atmosphere. Speaking of atmosphere, upon entering the building, many pieces of artwork and music memorabilia add to the charm and character of the House of Blues.

Genres and Esteemed Artists

Despite its name, the House of Blues doesn’t limit itself to only blues music and artists. The venue is dedicated to showing off various musical genres and styles, such as jazz, rock, gospel, and blues. Some of the most prominent artists that have played here are Etta James, B.B. King, and Dr. John.

Unkown Musicians

The House of Blues also prides itself on showing off up-and-coming or unknown musicians. People can leave and fall in love with an artist they had never seen or heard of before. This is one of the many reasons why the House of Blues gives back to the community.

Visit the House of Blues in New Orleans

The House of Blues in New Orleans is nothing less than iconic. It truly is an incredible experience to have within the Crescent City. It has been a staple of New Orleans since 1994, when it was founded, and is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Have a Staycation at Hotel Mazarin

One of the best ways to experience a New Orleans staycation is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin resides in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today and rediscover New Orleans.

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ROOMS

The Hotel Mazarin’s rooms and suites offer New Orleans style and comfort in the French Quarter during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras Season. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Crystal chandeliers and porcelain tiles decorate every room, and most come with stunning French Quarter views perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

CORPORATE

The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

WEDDING

The Hotel Mazarin is a New Orleans bride’s dream come true. Our boutique Mardi Gras hotel hosts traditional and intimate New Orleans weddings and ceremonies in the French Quarter with stunning and sophisticated venues for a truly memorable wedding experience. Our treasured wedding venues are the Queen Anne Courtyard, La Louisiane, and Fleur de Lis Suite.

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The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • BLACK PENNY
  • CAFE DU MONDE
  • BOURBON ST.
  • ANTIEAU GALLERY
  • PATRICK’S BAR VIN
  • JUSTINE
  • LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR
  • PRESERVATION JAZZ HALL
  • FRENCHMEN ST.