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Tipitina’s

501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 USA

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  • Independent
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  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“A Nola music landmark”

Music clubs are rarely dedicated to a single musician, and few as influential as performer, composer, and pianist Professor Longhair. Henry Roeland Byrd, (a.k.a. Professor Longhair) is one of the most revered rhythm and blues musicians in the legacy of New Orleans music. Longhair created a unique style by fusing rhumba rhythms with boogie-woogie, blues and southern R&B. Fess composed many songs which are part of the Crescent City lexicon, like "Mardi Gras in New Orleans," which serves as the soundtrack to Carnival every year. Longhair influenced his musical peers and progeny in the Crescent City since the 1950s including Dr. John, the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, and many others.Tipitina's began as a neighborhood juke joint, established in 1977, by a group of young music fans (The Fabulous Fo'teen) to provide a place for Professor Longhair to perform in his final years. The venue, named for one of Longhair's most enigmatic recordings "Tipitina," has survived in an ever-changing musical climate despite changing ownership and briefly closing in 1984. Tipitina's began as a neighborhood juke joint, established in 1977, by a group of young music fans (The Fabulous Fo'teen) to provide a place for Professor Longhair to perform in his final years. The venue, named for one of Longhair's most enigmatic recordings "Tipitina," has survived in an ever-changing musical climate despite changing ownership and briefly closing in 1984. In the past 25 years, Tipitina's has grown from a small, neighborhood bar into an international music icon. The venue has expanded into a two-story, 1,000 capacity music venue located at the famed corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas. Tipitina's now has resources such as a web site, recording studio, record label, and a dynamic special events department.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 23, 2016
Rated 4.0

Iconic music venue in New Orleans. Can get rowdy, but always fun.

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Tipitina’s

501 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana
70115 USA

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Open now until 2:00 am
  • Thu - Sat: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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