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Satchmo SummerFest


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 three 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. The stellar 2019 lineup includes:

  • Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
  • Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet
  • Robin Barnes & the Fiyabirds
  • Shannon Powell
  • Ellis Marsalis
  • Jeremy Davenport
  • Leroy Jones
  • Big 6 Brass Band

For the full line-up and schedule, visit the festival's official website.

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.

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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...