House of Blues New Orleans opened in 1994 and is located in the heart of the world–famous French Quarter. The walls of the restaurant and music hall are covered with a 298 pieces of folk art and the venue itself is home to the largest collection of folk art in the country. When visiting the House of Blues New Orleans, look for the crest–shaped plaque hung above the table in the second to the last booth in the restaurant. This was installed in December of 1994 in honor of Blues Legend, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. A portrait of Gatemouth also hangs in “his” booth. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues New Orleans displays the "Crazy Quilt" and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.