Media Contact:
Adrienne Thomas
New Orleans Steamboat Co.
Gray Line New Orleans
504.587.0724 |

New Orleans, LA (August 10, 2016)- The New Orleans Steamboat Company will host their 4th Annual Steamboat Stomp next month. The festival will take place Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25, 2016. Steamboat Stomp presents an impressive lineup of local and international jazz artists showcasing New Orleans jazz aboard Steamboat NATCHEZ.

The weekend will kick off Friday evening at the Historic New Orleans Collection with a live concert in the courtyard followed by a visit to Palm Court Jazz Café to see the Palm Court All-Stars. Saturday's events will include a day cruise and dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez with a Dockside Jam Session in between. The festival concludes Sunday with a Steamboat Gospel Jazz Brunch.

The lineup confirms performances by Tuba Skinny, the Yerba Buena Stompers with Miss Ida Blue, Banu Gibson, Kris Tokarski Trio, Steve Pistorius Quartet, Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony, Tim Laughlin Trio with Andy Schumm, Duke Heitger's Steamboat Stompers, Dukes of Dixieland, the Cakewalkin' Jass Band and live calliope concerts by our own Debbie Fagnano.

"New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz," says Adrienne Thomas, Director of Marketing. "Our festival is dedicated to showcasing the finest of classic jazz in the most authentic way possible...aboard a real steamboat."

This year, we proudly partner with the New Orleans Hotel Collection and will have a room block at the historic Bourbon Orleans Hotel for our Stomp customers. Registration for the Steamboat Stomp packages and sponsorships as well as individual events are now open through Weekend packages are available at $225. Patron-level and sponsor packages are available starting at $300. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Duke Heitger at


The New Orleans Steamboat Company was founded by Wilbur and Bill Dow after the rebuilding of the Toulouse Street Wharf in the French Quarter in 1974. Less than one year later, the 1200 passenger Steamboat NATCHEZ was christened. New Orleans Steamboat Company is well recognized and regarded for its contribution to the New Orleans cultural landscape and tourism industry. Since 1975, the Steamboat NATCHEZ has sailed daily offering Mississippi River cruises featuring live jazz, wonderful New Orleans cuisine and the best view in town! Take a cruise and experience part of our American Heritage. The New Orleans Steamboat Company also owns Gray Line Tours. For more information, please call 504-586-8777 or visit