The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, a usual Jazz Fest hangout spot, is hosting Jazz @ the Blue Dog, a live jazz series in the Rodrigue Gallery on 730 Royal St. on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors will open for guests at 7:00 p.m. to reserve a spot and get comfortable before the show. Musicians and admissions prices, which start at $10, will vary from week to week, and a ticket purchase will also include discounted valet parking. Guests must remain seated and comply with social distancing while attending the live jazz performances. The venue will provide guests with an enjoyable evening and access to a full bar in the club.
The jazz events began the week of April 30 in celebration of International Jazz Day and hosted Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All Stars. This weekend, May 7 - 8, Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland will be performing. They perform music from some of New Orleans's greatest legends including Fats Domino, Huey Smith, Louis Prima, and Dr. John, as well as plenty of their own original music. The following weekends in May have yet to be announced, but stay updated on the event schedule to see what New Orleans jazz musicians will be performing. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by clicking here. Tickets are refundable for up to one day before the event.
The Rodrigue Gallery, located within the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel right on historic Canal Street, features famous Louisiana artist George Rodrigues's famous Blue Dog prints. Once originally used as a meeting room, the Sheraton New Orleans recreated the space into a jazz club to accommodate post-pandemic business demands. Guests can also make a night of the event by staying in one of the Sheraton's modern guestrooms with beautiful views of the Mississippi River and the city with access to amazing amenities. If spending the night is not in the itinerary, jazz lovers will still get the opportunity to enjoy live music in a swanky bar setting.
For more information about the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, please visit neworleanssheraton.com. For more information about Jazz @ the Blue Dog, visit deals.marriott.com/sheraton/usa/la/new-orleans/jazzatthebluedog.