Musical Legends Park – New Orleans, Louisiana - Atlas Obscura

New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians. 

This small park on Bourbon Street is dedicated to displaying the rich cultural and musical heritage of New Orleans. Throughout the park, you’ll find life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians such as Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Fats Domino, Chris Owens, Ronnie Cole, Louis Prima, Allen Toussaint, and Irma Thomas.

Tables, chairs, and sunshades are provided to sit and listen to the Live Jazz Music that starts daily at 10:00 a.m. until closing time. The Cafe Beignet can be found at the far side of the park, offering cold drinks, coffee, beignets, and small snacks.

The park also provides an educational venue for students in three New Orleans public schools, a venue for providing additional music education and performance opportunity for school children.  In the middle of the park you’ll find the “Pete’s Wishing Well Fountain.” The New Orleans Musical Legends Foundation donates money from this to the McDonogh Elementary School to provide band equipment.

Know Before You Go

Entrance is free. You do not have to purchase something at the Cafe in order to be welcome to sit down and enjoy the music. Opening Hours of the park are: Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight

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