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Satchmo SummerFest

August 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024

Recurring daily
Handicap Accessible

About Satchmo SummerFest 

Satchmo SummerFest began as a tribute to one of New Orleans’ most famous native sons, the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, to celebrate his 100th birthday. Thousands of people turned out for the first Satchmo SummerFest in 2001 to dance to traditional New Orleans blues and jazz, and to sample the delicious food. 

It was so successful that it has become an annual event held on the first weekend of August every year since. 

Sponsored by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the organization that also sponsors the French Quarter Festival and Holidays New Orleans Style, Satchmo SummerFest has evolved into one of the top celebrations in a city internationally renowned for its large-scale festivities. For those who regularly attend the festival, it is the highlight of summer. Satchmo SummerFest is held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in the French Quarter Outdoor events at the fest include live bands on two stages, starring some of New Orleans’ top traditional musicians. Many of them will pay their tributes to Armstrong and his music. Performers have included the Preservation Hall Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Tornado Brass Band. 

In addition to all the lively outdoor music and food, the festival includes “Satchmo Seminars,” indoor seminars and lectures by Armstrong biographers and historians as well as discussions with musicians who have been inspired by him. 

When is Satchmo SummerFest? 

This year, Satchmo Summer Fest is August 3-4. 

Where is Satchmo SummerFest? 

Satchmo Summerfest will be held in the French Quarter on the grounds of the old New Orleans Mint, now the New Orleans Jazz Museum, at 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116. 

How can I purchase tickets to Satchmo SummerFest? 

This event is free and open to the public! No ticket purchases required.

Where can I find more information about Satchmo SummerFest?

For more information, visit the event website here.

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New Orleans Jazz Museum

Celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous...