Online Volunteer Registration for Satchmo SummerFest will be opening soon.
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Presents The 11th Annual Satchmo SummerFest
August 4-7, 2011 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint In the French Quarter
The premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong. This free community event is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Live, Local Music
Music all weekend on festival stages featuring traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, brass bands and children’s programming. A sampling of performers who play the festival include Leroy Jones, Jeremy Davenport, Connie Jones’ Crescent City Jazz Band, Yoshio Toyama and the Dixie Saints, The Palmetto Bug Stompers, Shamarr Allen, Rebirth Brass Band, Tim Laughlin, Soul Rebels, Treme Brass Band, Leah Chase, James Andrews, Lars Edegran’s New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park programming for kids, and more!
Fascinating Speakers, Seminars and Discussions
Join us Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival for free seminars and discussions, featuring a host of speakers, including recording industry icon George Avakian (Armstrong’s producer and friend); Michael Cogswell of the Armstrong House and Archives; noted Armstrong scholar and winner of multiple Grammy Awards Dan Morgenstern; writer and Armstrong film collector Ricky Riccardi; Yoshio Toyoma, aka ‘Satchmo of Japan,’ who also performs with his Dixie Saints; and many other sessions with educational and entertaining speakers who knew or were inspired by Louis Armstrong.
Louis Armstrong Birthday Party, Satchmo Art Show, kids’ activities and entertainment, Sunday morning Jazz Mass at historic St. Augustine Church in Treme, a traditional second line parade, a Trumpet Tribute to close the festival, the Satchmo Club Strut, and more!
It Wouldn’t be a Festival Without Fabulous Food and Drinks
Featuring Abita – ‘the local beer for the locals’ festival’ – Plum Street Snoballs, and ‘Red Bean Alley’ – New Orleans restaurants serving up fabulous New Orleans cuisine and dishes that Louis Armstrong loved.
For more information call 504-522-5730