The Neutral Ground
5110 Danneel St, New Orleans
Teaching Music in a Legendary Venue
Founded originally as the Penny Post more than 40 years ago, the Neutral Ground spent the bulk of its life as a night-time coffee shop prior to opening during the day in 2019. A co-op, not-for-profit coffee house run by the big hearts of its entirely volunteer staff, the Neutral Ground serves as a music venue, a coffee shop, an art space, and a living room for its patrons. It's hosted live music every single night for decades, and it's Sunday night open mic is the longest running in the country.