Twilight at Longue Vue

Enjoy live music by local artists on Spanish Court, the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 5PM to 7PM.

SPONSOR AN ARTIST! Sponsorships keep the series going and support our local musicians, while offering an enhanced Twilight experience for you and your guests. Confirm your sponsorship here or contact Baty Landis at or (504) 293-4703 for more details.

General admission and reserved seating for the following dates are currently available:

July 21: Michael White: The world-renowned clarinetist and jazz scholar has family ties to Longue Vue and returns to the estate with his Michael White Quartet. Dr. White and his ensemble will perform traditional jazz standards as well as some new material.

August 11: New Orleans High Society: New Orleans High Society originally started with a weekly gig in the birthplace of jazz. As members of the band got to know each other better, a distinctive interpretation of the New Orleans Repertoire began to emerge with the sound of traditional jazz as its base but with sprinklings of Afro-Cuban, Gospel, and Modern Trip-Hope mixed in.

August 25: NOLA String Kings with John Rankin, Don Vappie, and Matt Rhody: The NOLA String Kings is a jazz string trio that lives up to its name. With John Rankin on guitar, Don Vappie on guitar and tenor banjo, and Matt Rhody on violin and manolin, the royalty of the Big Easy string world is represented. All three musicians sing as well as play, and together they balance virtuosity with humor and the easy feel that typifies the best of New Orleans music.


Bring a blanket or chair, beverages and snacks, and pick your spot on Spanish Court. Facial coverings may be removed when seated at a safe distance from other groups. $10 per person, FREE for annual members; email Susan Hudlow to request member tickets.



Experience Twilight from a reserved area overlooking the Portico Garden. Enjoy the music from “backstage,” with a private table, fresh flowers from the gardens, and cold beverages as a gift from Longue Vue. $150 for up to five;$250 for up to 10; 15% discount for annual members.



Expansive views over Spanish Court and the Longue Vue grounds, and a “backstage” view of performances. Private seating for up to eight, with fresh flowers from the gardens and cold beverages as our gift. $250; 15% discount for annual members.


NEW in 2021: Picnic boxes from Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe

charcuterie or plant-based picnics, available for pre-order and pick-up during Twilight at Longue Vue!


Longue Vue is currently observing a “1 of 3” public safety policy. While on-site, please observe at least one of the following precautions at all times:
Social Distancing
Facial Coverings
Outside Engagements

Click here for more about safety measures at Longue Vue.

Email with questions about this and other events at Longue Vue.

Thank you, 2021 Twilight Sponsors!

For information about 2021 Twilight at Longue Vue sponsorship options, contact Sustainability Manager Clay Turner at (504) 293-4724 or