Preservation Hall’s Policy Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Updated March 18, 2020


Dear Music Lovers,

As you know, in light of recent events and the declaration to limit public gatherings, we are currently suspending all live performances at Preservation Hall.

Our first priority, of course, is to adhere to the measures outlined by our public officials to ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and the general public. We will assess the ongoing situation weekly and determine if we need to extend the suspension in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

If you currently have tickets to any of our performances, please consider holding on to them and redeeming them at a future date, or conferring the value of your ticket as a gift to Preservation Hall. Doing so will help support the ongoing operations of Preservation Hall and our musicians during these uncertain times.

Please let us know how you would like to proceed by sending an email to We will send you a video of a PHJB performance as well as a playlist curated by Ben Jaffe with our gratitude. Thank you for being part of our community and for helping us preserve New Orleans music.

We look forward to presenting you more world-class music once this crisis has passed. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued generosity.

Yours in Music,

Preservation Hall


March 15, 2020 Update


The health and safety of our beloved guests, musicians, and staff is of extreme importance to us. Amid growing concerns of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Orleans, effective March 15, 2020 and until further notice, all performances scheduled to take place at Preservation Hall are now cancelled. 

Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the City of New Orleans, we will continue to implement and abide by any recommendations, as this is a rapidly evolving situation.

The CDC reports that coronavirus tends to spread from person to person through coughs and sneezes. By practicing social distancing, taking reasonable precautions and implementing preventive actions, we can work collectively to keep Preservation Hall and the city of New Orleans healthy. 

The World Health Organization has released basic protective measures against coronavirus, which you can read about here:

 We look forward to seeing you all again soon at the Hall. 

Yours in Music,

The Preservation Hall Family