What are the weekend store hours for the shops on Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans?
The store hours vary by the type store. The bars and restaurants and other eating places were open late. I believe the drug store at Royal and Iberville was open late too. This store also had an assortment of foods and drinks to take back to the hotel. I dont recall too many of the clothing and gift shops open too late. We walked the streets watching and listening to street musicians and I recall more looking into store windows.
what about jazz?
Lots of jazz variety throughout New Orleans. If you are looking specifically for Dixieland or trad jazz, it can be found at many venues including the Steamboat Natchez dinner cruise and at bars such as the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St. Dixieland bands often play in Jackson Square and on Royal St. near Rouse's Market. More modern jazz can be also be found in the many clubs on Frenchmen St. wwoz radio and Offbeat Magazine (both on line) are good sources to find which bands are playing where.