The City of New Orleans pays tribute annually to one of their most famous natives. We know him as the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, and the Satchmo Summerfest is named in his honor. During its first year, organizers had no idea just how successful the event would become. It began growing in popularity so rapidly that it was hard to keep up with demand. Thousands of people showed up to the inaugural Summerfest in 2001. In fact, it was so successful that it became a three-day event held the first weekend of every August.
Satchmo Summerfest 2017 Event Details
The Satchmo Summerfest has become one of the most well-known festivals in the French Quarter. This event will be sponsored by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the organization that also sponsors the highly successful French Quarter Festival and Christmas New Orleans Style. Many people travel from all over the state to attend this weekend. Since 2001, the festival has grown tremendously in size, and because of that, so has its press. You can find a myriad of information on this unique event. The Satchmo Summerfest 2017 will take place the weekend of August 4-6 at The Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter. Admission is only $5 for adults and free for children under 12. The $5 fee includes a wristband lets you to come and go as you please.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy many live outdoor events at the festival this year. The Satchmo Summerfest will feature various live bands on two different stages. You can look for some of New Orleans’ top musicians this year at the festival, including well-known bands as well as your small hometown heroes. Many of them will pay homage to Armstrong and his musical legacy. Some past headliners for the festival include Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Preservation Hall Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, and many more! For more details on this year’s lineup with dates, times, and stages, check out the Satchmo Summer Fest’s official lineup.
Good Eats & Cajun Food
You will be able to enjoy some New Orleans native Cajun cuisine while you’re at the festival. Enjoy free samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous dishes that will be offered for sale in and throughout the festival. Make sure you come hungry!
If you need a break from the eats and beats outside, you can also enjoy some indoor events that feature inspiring seminars and lectures by musical authorities. The symposium will be held at Le Petit Theatre, located just across the street from The Cabildo and Jackson Square.
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