Music in Louisiana

Music in Louisiana

Feel the Rhythm of Louisiana

Music is engrained in the soul of Louisiana. The birthplace of jazz, zydeco, Cajun, and swamp pop, Louisiana has also inspired genres ranging from blues and country to hip-hop, gospel, rap, and rock ‘n’ roll.

With music filling the streets, it’s no wonder that Louisiana has produced incredible musical talent. From legends such as Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, and Pete Fountain and innovators such as Jelly Roll Morton and Professor Longhair to Grammy winners such as Buddy Guy, Tim McGraw, and Dr. John as well as modern stars such as Britney Spears, Lil’ Wayne, and Frank Ocean, Louisiana is both a source of inspiration and fountain of creativity in music.

And one of the best parts of Louisiana music – you can find it everywhere! From the main stage of a major music festival or a classic concert hall to Cajun restaurants and street performers, the sounds of Louisiana are around every corner. When you come to Louisiana, don’t miss the music!

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The music of Louisiana is filling the air!
Discover Louisiana's diverse music through the eyes (and ears) of Louisiana locals and visitors alike as they share their musical experiences throughout the state.