Why Hi-Ho Lounge is New Orleans’ Favorite Neighborhood Bar and Live Music Venue

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HI-HO LOUNGE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPOTS FOR LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, AND DRINKS IN NEW ORLEANS’ MARIGNY NEIGHBORHOOD

Tucked away just a few blocks from New Orleans’ bustling Frenchmen Street, Hi-Ho Lounge has become the Marigny’s favorite hangout. Visitors can see live music, indulge in the local art scene, and grab craft beer all in one spot. The square of St. Claude, where the venue lives, has become a booming scene for alternative music. Hi-Ho Lounge contributes by consistently blessing the neighborhood with fresh music and comedy acts.

Hi-Ho Lounge’s Legacy

From day one, Hi-Ho Lounge has fostered inclusivity and support for local artists. The venue’s dedication to the music and art scene maintains its notorious laid-back atmosphere of safety, belonging, and enjoyment. According to the lounge’s website, “As one of the original venues on the street, Hi-Ho has been at the forefront of the underground alternative music and arts scene for many years.”

The venue’s distinctive live event calendar and prime location amidst evolving neighborhoods attract its notoriously eclectic crowd each night. As a beloved fixture of the New Orleans Marigny music scene, Hi-Ho Lounge highlights various genres, from jazz and funk to indie pop and hardcore rock.

Local Live Music Spotlight

DJ Soul Sister, often called the Queen of Rare Groove, is one of the many artists who repeatedly appear at Hi-Ho Lounge. The New Orleans native has been collecting vinyl records since she was six and is known for her diverse musical taste.

DJ Soul Sister’s website says, “She improvisationally and skillfully mixes, blends, and beat-matches vinyl-only selections of the 1970s [to] mid-1980s R&B, funk, soul, rare groove, underground disco, jazz fusion, true school hip hop, and more.”

Those wishing to dance the night away can enjoy DJ Soul Sister’s HUSTLE! Party at Hi-Ho Lounge on select Saturday nights each month. Scheduled dates include:

● June 17, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
● July 22, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
● August 26, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
● September 30, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
● October 14, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Open Mic Comedy Showcase

The show, Proving Ground, is an excellent way for more minor acts to take the stage and gain supporters. All the while, visitors can discover new vibrant local comedians. Proving Ground’s live open mic nights occur every Sunday at 8 p.m.

Hi-Ho Lounge Bar and Small Plates

No live performance or comedy act is complete without a few classic cocktails, craft beers, and small plates. Hi-Ho Lounge has everything from traditional Mint Juleps to locally brewed IPAs. Guests can enjoy happy hour in the open-air courtyard every night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The kitchen serves up a variety of bar foods and snacks made of fresh local produce at a reasonable price. Visitors can snack on local and international cuisine throughout the week, including red beans and rice, boiled crawfish, tacos, and Cuban food.

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