6 nights in New Orleans for fifteen blues and jazz loving musicians of all levels
Dates: 16th – 22nd September 2023
“I’m pretty sure that was amazing, but sadly I can’t remember much of it. Can we go back again next year?” Daniel – New Orleans 2022
Yes Daniel, your wish is our command
We’re returning to the home of the blues for our second outing to perhaps the most musically rich city in the world.
New Orleans is like no other place we’ve been. There’s music everywhere. It’s on the streets, it’s in the bars, it’s in our accommodation, it’s in the very fabric of the City. New Orleans was literally built on Blues and Jazz and because of this, there is no better place for a music fan to go and get lost in its dizzying melodies and all-consuming lifestyle. This is less a holiday and more an immersive experience that will stick with you forever and change your perception of what The Blues is and what live music can be like.
New Orleans is a city of adventure where anything and everything can happen. On our last trip everything did happen. Just ask those that attended.
“I need some new jeans” Mario. New Orleans 2022
Before heading to New Orleans we’ll have spent 6 nights in Nashville, diving into it’s eclectic entertainment offerings before jumping on the fun bus to New Orleans for a further six days of music and mayhem. You can choose to come just to Nashville, or Just to New Orleans, or both. Check this page out for how to book onto both.
We’re staying in a gorgeous and rather massive house in the hipster Garden District. There’s a bar nearby called the Half Moon that has the best jukebox in the world where for better or worse, the locals will take you under their wing as one of their own. There’s a guy in a red hat and a dirty vest. I’m personally looking forward to catching up with in 2023.,
Imagine high bar stools, neon, 1970’s rock and roll and sticky floors. Down the road America’s ‘best sandwich shop’ the Turkey and Wolf will help you soak up the beer you consumed in The Half Moon. The flying Burrito does wonders too.
The rooms are twin bed. You’ll be sharing with someone, but we take good care to make sure you’re matched well. There are loads of bathrooms and a laundry service.
“Such a lovely place. Looks small from the outside but an absolute Tardis on the inside. How did you find it?” New Orleans 2022
These are packed in around breakfast time with a two-hour blues session covering fundamentals, advanced ideas and new songs daily. Details on workshop content evolve as the bookings come in-but for more specifics, please just get in touch.
If you’re new to the guitar worry not, we’ll run some beginner content too and before you know it you’ll be rocking away.
Your host (in this case-me, Thomas, writing this myself) will be hard at work to secure us tickets for the evening’s best live show.
A typical day runs something like this …
Workshops at 9
Down to town at 2 pm for drinks, shopping, food, and excursions.
Maybe some more dinner.
Back to The Garden District.
Half Moon pub.
Back to the accommodation.
We’ll also be heading down the river to see some Crocodiles. Naturally.
“My liver came back in worse shape than Mario’s jeans. 10/10 would go again” David. New Orleans 2022
If you are not taking part in the Nashville Trip, your suggested flight is British Airways leaving London Heathrow on the 16th at 15:40 to New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Our suggested return flight is British Airways from New Orleans Louis Armstrong to London Heathrow on the 22nd at 16:45pm
A return flight is currently £751 at the time of listing
Flight costs are up to you but transfer from the airport, so long as you get on the suggested flight, is included in the cost.
Flying with a Guitar
Taking part in the daily workshops is not an essential part of this holiday, however, flying with a guitar is no big deal (especially if its a flying V-Dad joke without apology). Just get a decent case and ignore any horror tales you hear online about baggage handlers. In seven years of doing overseas trips we haven’t had one damaged guitar.
Payment – Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pay
Pay in Full. £800
Pay in instalments of 3. £801 total with £267 to pay each time. All settled by 1st June 2023
“Genuinely a life changing experience.” Matt; New Orleans 2022
What’s included in the cost:
-Transfer to and from the airport (if you’re on our suggested flight)
-2 hours of guitar workshops per day