501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
| +1 504-895-8477
Photo by Zach Smith Photography
A Legendary Music VenueRock music lovers are most certainly familiar with Tipitina's, named after the Professor Longhair song. What started out as a spot for a few friends to enjoy live music together back in the 70s has now become a true powerhouse in the local & national music scene. In addition to that, Tipitina's, or Tips as many refer to it, continuously gives back to the music community with their Tipitina's Foundation. This is a venue steeped in music history and you can tell. Just take a glimpse at all the old music posters hanging up and you're certain to see at least one of your favorite bands, if not many. For those with kids, Tips has a workshop on Sundays (not every Sunday so check their schedule) where they bring in musicians and allow kids with instruments to 'jam' along with the musicians on stage. This can be both local or national artists and it's so neat to see.
over 3 years ago
This Uptown club at 501 Napoleon and the corner of Tchoupitoulas went by “the 501 Club” (after its street address) before being renamed after the classic song that has become a staple of New Orleans music, “Tipitina.” It was composed by Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, who performed at the club. He is also the namesake of the concert series held here during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fess Jazztival, after Longhair’s nickname, Fess. Tipitina’s has long been the place to go to see many of the biggest acts visiting New Orleans—the Neville Brothers, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Phish are among many groups to have recorded live albums here. “This is where I go to paint many of the bigger bands that play here,” says Frenchy. “During Mardi Gras when the music goes all night, I’m often working till sunrise.” —Randy “Frenchy” Frechette