New Orleans Bracket Bash: Music Madness Edition

New Orleans Bracket Bash

Welcome to the New Orleans Bracket Bash, where New Orleans’s cultural touchstones—songs, movies, food, buildings, characters from history—come to meet and compete. Vote in each round, and follow your favorites through the bracket until a champion emerges from the pack. Check The Historic New Orleans Collection's social media feeds to get announcements for each new bracket as well as competition updates and historical “competitor” spotlights as each tournament progresses.

Previous Brackets:

Music Madness
Film Favorites Edition

Lost Landmarks Edition​

Do you ever look at parking lots, skyscrapers, or new condo buildings in New Orleans and ask yourself, “I wonder what used to be there?” Some of us have been around long enough to vividly remember what used to be in some of these locations but “ain’t dere no more.” In that spirit, the Bracket Bash team compiled a list of bygone landmarks from New Orleans’s past. Whether it’s the striking architecture or its place in your memory of the urban landscape, we want you, the voter, to tell us which of these buildings is your favorite. For the backstory on each structure, click on the images in the bracket, or visit our First Draft story on these 16 landmarks that have faded into history.

Voting in each round begins at 12:01 a.m. every day and ends at 11:59 p.m. that night. The winner will be announced on our social media channels on Friday, April 2.

Round 1: Monday, March 29
Round 2: Tuesday, March 30
Round 3: Wednesday, March 31
Final: Thursday, April 1

Land Acknowledgement

The Historic New Orleans Collection acknowledges the original Indigenous inhabitants of the land on which these architectural structures stood. These are traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the Houma, Choctaw, and Chitimacha people, and we recognize the enduring, eternal relationship of these Indigenous communities with their land. We acknowledge the intentional erasure of the Indigenous people in Southeast Louisiana and the longstanding history that has brought us to live on these lands. We are working to promote a better understanding of this history and our role within it.