Satchmo SummerFest - This Weekend!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint

August 1, 2019
A big kid friendly event happening this weekend is the Satchmo SummerFest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at The Mint at 400 Esplanade Avenue. In it's 19th year, Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron is an unparalleled celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis Armstrong. Recently named the “best thing to do in Louisiana this summer” by, the event brings performances from New Orleans’ most talented musicians, with a focus on traditional and contemporary jazz and brass bands. 

Taking place August 2 - 4, Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron, is held in the air-conditioned New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, featuring three days of fascinating presentations about Armstrong, the Pops’ Playhouse for Kids powered by Entergy, plenty of wonderful live music and delicious food. The nominal daily admission of $6 (children 12 and under are free) helps support local musicians and pay for the event. 

Family Fun at Pops’ Playhouse 
Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, children and parents can relax in air-conditioning on the second floor of the museum and enjoy an array of educational, entertaining family activities, crafts, and exhibits. Pops’ Playhouse for Kids powered by Entergy features a variety of activities that teach the next generation about New Orleans traditions. Activities: Zulu Coconut Decorating Station, Hosted by Junior Zulus; Second Line Umbrella Decoration & Celebration Station, Hosted by FQFI; Red Bean Satchmo Shakers, Hosted by FQFI; Satchmo Sewing, Hosted by Great Spirit Warriors Indian Tribe; Satchmo Sachets, Hosted by Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses; Congo Drum Making, Hosted by Kamau Wesley Phillips; Electric Bicycle, Hosted by Entergy; Face Painting, Hosted by Ocean Heroes. Click here for more information.

Musical Line-Up

Hear live music from 25 artists including Ellis Marsalis, Jeremy Davenport, Charmaine Neville, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Cyril Neville with Smari Neville and the Fuel and many more!

Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage 
Three Days of Fascinating Speakers and Discussions Fascinating lectures and discussions about Louis Armstrong and the history and influence of jazz in New Orleans will also take place inside the museum. Curated by David Kunian, the lecture series attracts the highest caliber of speakers and jazz historians. . A full schedule is online at

Culinary Lineup 
In addition to music, the 2019 Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron will feature cuisine from some of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants. Click here to see the list.

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