The 19th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest takes place August 2-4 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), Satchmo SummerFest is a celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis Armstrong.
Recently named one of the most “interesting things to experience in Louisiana” by Oprah Magazine, the event brings performances from New Orleans’ most talented musicians, with a focus on traditional and contemporary jazz and brass bands.
The daily admission of $6 (children 12 and under are free) helps support local musicians and pay for the event.
Admission also provides access to the Jazz Museum’s collection and exhibitions plus indoor activities like Pops’ Playhouse for Kids powered by Entergy and the Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage featuring presentations by renowned Armstrong scholars.
The 2019 festival music lineup includes more than 30 acts, ranging from traditional jazz to swing, brass and marching bands, funk, R&B, jazz fusion, and more performing on two tented stages over three days.
A dozen musicians will make their Satchmo SummerFest debut, including Cyril Neville with Omari Neville & the Fuel on the Fidelty Bank Stage. Other debuts include: Big 6 Brass Band, Big Easy Brawlers, Catie Rodgers and the Gentilly Stompers, Cyril Neville, DinosAurchestra, Lafayette Charter Academy Marching Band, Michael Ward, New Orleans Classic Big Band with Ricky Riccardi, Smitty Dee’s Brass Band featuring Dimitri Smith, The Garden of Joy. Tonya Boyd-Cannon, and Troy Sawyer and the Elementz.
Returning Satchmo SummerFest favorites include Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Charmaine Neville, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Preservation Brass, Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds, Trumpet Mafia, Jeremy Davenport, and the Treme Brass Band. View the full musical lineup at https://satchmosummerfest.org/music/.