As one of New Orleans’ most celebrated music events. the 14th annual Satchmo SummerFest takes place in the historic French Quarter. Free to the public, the festival features two main stages, dozens of food vendors, and numerous seminars and other special presentations. The celebration is “dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong,” and offers unforgettable fun for all ages.
The four day event kicks off on Thursday, July 31, and runs through Sunday, August 3, where the 2014 Satchmo SummerFest will offer music and seminars, featuring performances by Wycliffe Gordon, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Glen David Andrews (to name just a few).
Save Friday at 11am to celebrate the birth of Louis Armstrong with a birthday bash at the old US Mint! Keep up your strength for the next round of events by dining on Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fish Beignet, Creole Hot Sausage Po-Boy and many other culinary treats.
Satchmo SummerFest is organized by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting New Orleans’ musical, culinary and social traditions. In line with previous years, over 25,000 attendees are expected over the four day festival, which will be manned by volunteers, as well as funded by generous corporate and independent sponsors.
To view the full line-up of performances and seminars, visit the Satchmo Summerfest website.
When: July 31 – August 3
Where: French Quarter – on the grounds of the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint
Tickets: Admission is free.