Satchmo SummerFest is an annual festival honoring the great Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, the legendary jazz musician born and raised in New Orleans, whose raspy voice and instrumental skills are known far and wide. Satchmo is a beloved figure in New Orleans, and his influence on the genre of jazz, music in general, and the city of New Orleans is prevalent all across the Crescent City.
This year’s Satchmo SummerFest takes place from August 2-4, with its headquarters for fest-goers at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (previously the Old U.S. Mint). The weekend will feature live music shows, food, drink, and special events including seminars and lectures.
Outdoor events at SatchmoFest feature 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. Head inside the Jazz Museum for more music and fun.
The music lineup will include a wide range of diverse artists. Check back for the 2019 lineup but 2018 had a stellar lineup such as:
The Mahogany Brass Band
Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints
Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr.
Enjoy local food vendors such as Ajun Cajun, Cafe Dauphine, Crepes a la Cart, Praline Connection, the Company Burger, Plum Street Snoballs, and more! From poboys and crawfish pies to shrimp remoulade and fried chicken, you won't leave hungry!
There is a small daily admission fee of $5 for adults, but children 12 and under get in free. The admission fee includes a wristband that allows festivalgoers to come and go throughout the day.
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...