Music is vital to the Mardi Gras spirit, reflecting the festive, let-the-good-times-roll culture of the celebration and the Crescent City, where parading and dancing have long been obsessions. Much more than a record store, Louisiana Music Factory is a community hub that nourishes this spirit with free concerts, deep selections in various media, and a highly knowledgable staff.
Locally owned, Louisiana Music Factory is located just outside the French Quarter in the heart of the city’s most vibrant live-music scene — Frenchmen Street. LMF specializes in local and regional music but also stocks national and international releases. In addition to listening stations and an abundance of new and used vinyl and CDs, its offerings include photos, books, postcards and posters as well documentaries and concerts on DVD, plus music-related t-shirts and magazines, sheet music and musician supplies. Be sure to check out their schedule of free in-store performances and posts about noteworthy new releases.
421 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
P: 504-586-1094 Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily