You never know where you may stumble upon live music in New Orleans.. including in the middle of the street! In some parts of the French Quarter, you can drive on Bourbon Street (which seemed very odd to us), but other parts are blocked off for pedestrians to walk freely. This also means that live bands just set up shop right in the streets and play. This was a great experience, as you walk around with your drink in hand, taking in the talented musicians that deserve more recognition than they are getting. We were happy to tip these people whenever we encountered them.