For a place to hear great, live indie music Frenchmen Street is THE place to check out. Sorry, Bourbon St. Extraordinary spot for visitors and locals to party and sway into the night breeze. Lots of bars, but a more mature crowd. There was even a little outdoor market with handmade soaps that smelled incredible. If you want to go inside, the music still plays on; no cover at the bars with live music at every location. This is my kind of party.