Maple Leaf Bar reopening for shows after temporary shutdown due to positive COVID test

New Orleans music venue Maple Leaf Bar will reopen its doors after canceling shows for at least two weeks due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

The beloved Oak Street bar announced it will resume performances with limited capacity on Aug. 16.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

In a Facebook post, the bar said all staff members tested negative for the virus and agreed to weekly tests. Most recently, the Maple Leaf joined other popular music venues in requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 prior to entry.

“We have done everything possible to provide a safe place to see Live Music in New Orleans and look forward to seeing you at the Leaf,” the Maple Leaf said in the post.


The Porter Trio, featuring George Porter Jr. Michael Lemmler, Terrence Houston and Special Guest Chris Adkins, are scheduled to perform when the Maple Leaf reopens on Aug. 16.

The venue will host two shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Show capacity will be limited to 75 people.

Guests will have to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of entry and wear masks while inside.

Tickets are available now at the website,

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