With your help, we can open the Music Box Village to all. Your support allows us to

  • maintain and grow the Village,
  • add new art and new houses,
  • and create new and surprising collaborations – and paid opportunities – for hundreds of artists, musicians, performers and more.

We need your help to make it happen. Our pay-what-you-wish hours do not receive corporate or governmental support – we rely solely on donations from visitors and supporters like yourself.

Make a tax-deductible donation via Paypal today:

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The Music Box Village will be closed if it is actively raining at the site. In cases of heavy rain, we may close for the duration of the day. Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates!

* Dogs and smoking are not allowed inside the Village for the comfort and safety of all our guests. Children must be supervised by parents at all times.

No advance ticketing is necessary – Louisiana residents enter pay-as-you-wish! Suggested donation: $12 adults, $5 kids ages 3-12

Enjoy craft cocktails and happy hour specials at our bar. Happy Hour 4-6pm…see the Village at night!



Happy Hour 4-6pm each day

Sunday, June 10th: Closed due to loss of power in thunderstorm.

CLOSING WEEKEND: Visit our newest Music Box house: Porch Life before it leaves for Summer Tour!

Friday, June 15th: 11am-8pm

Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th: 10am-8pm

Closing Party 4-8pm Sunday/Father’s Day!


Come out to explore our charming sonic garden. Bring your friends & family to experience this immersive contemporary art site, envisioned and built by over 50 artists, artisans, and collaborators. We have a bar on site and many food vendors from the community pop-up to provide us with great food!


Photo by Melissa Stryker


GENERAL PUBLIC HOURS: Fridays 3pm – 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 8pm

Food Pop-Ups run from 3-7PM Fri, 12PM-5PM on Sat/Sun unless stated otherwise


New Orleans Airlift is excited to present a new collaborative Music Box structure!  In their first year bringing large-scale public artworks to Jazz Fest, visitors will get a peek at the installation and instrumentation-building process, as well as new interactive education workshops and hands-on playtime for all ages. Stop by and catch surprise cameo appearances from Airlift’s many artistic and musical friends and family, or tune into Airlift’s Instagram: neworleans.airlift for up-to-the-minute announcements.

Created by the Airlift team – Alita Edgar, Christian Repaal, Delaney Martin, and Taylor Shepherd with assistance from Leah Hennessey,  Marshall Hawks & Jay Pennington – “Porch Life” is an explorable multi-level structure featuring seven new instrumental features. “Porch Life” takes inspiration from gathering places between the indoors and outdoors, twilight hours spent together between daytime and nighttime, and the evolutionary life of a house that is no longer intact over time.



MUSIC BOX VILLAGE LOCATION: 4557 North Rampart Street, New Orleans 70117

Find us in the grove of trees where Rampart Street ends, at the levee in the Bywater neighborhood.

Local Louisiana Admission & kids between 5-18: By Donation
Suggested Admission: $12
Free for kids 3 & under.
Our bar offers coffee, soft drinks, water and more.

The Music Box Village is a one-of-a-kind, artist-built sculpture garden. We require children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult at all times, with a minimum of one adult per three children due to safety concerns.

While we welcome exploration and play, children must be supervised at all times due to the delicate nature of our instruments. The Music Box Village is not intended as a playground. Entry is at your own risk. Dogs are not allowed inside the fence and must be on leash on the grounds.

View our Performance Schedule, Membership and Ticketing.

We offer private event rentals! Tell us about your event here.

You can support New Orleans Airlift, the Music Box Village and our mission with a one-time or recurring donation.