Guide To Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans Travel 2018

    Guide To Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans Travel 2018

    Satchmo Summerfest is a New Orleans music festival held each year to honor the work of jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong (nicknamed Satchmo). 2018’s Satchmofest is happening on August 3-5 at the Jazz Museum at the Mint and will be presented by Chevron. The fest is held to coincide with Armstrong’s birthday on August 4. If you are a jazz lover or a lover of music, in general, then this guide to the Satchmo Summerfest is for you. Let’s see what’s in the offing this year at the fest:


    At the fest, you can hear traditional and contemporary jazz, brass bands and children’s programming live on multiple stages. This year, we have got three stages and the August 3 music schedule for them is as follows:

    At the Barracks Street Stage, you will be able to attend the performances of Preservation Brass (12:00 pm - 1:10 pm), Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses (1:30 pm - 2:40 pm), Jamil Sharif (3:00 pm - 4:10 pm), Ellis Marsalis (4:30 pm - 5:40 pm), Bill Summers & Jazalsa (6:00 pm - 7:10 pm), and Bonerama (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm).

    Aurora Nealand

    At the GE Digital Stage, you will be able to listen to the music of Clive Wilson's Satchmo Serenaders (12:15 pm - 1:30 pm), Tim Laughlin (1:50 pm - 3:00 pm), Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders (3:20 pm - 4:30 pm), The Nayo Jones Experience (4:50 pm - 6:00 pm), Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band (6:20 pm - 7:30 pm), and Soul Rebels (7:50 pm - 9:00 pm).

    Don Vappie

    You will tap your feet to the jazzy rhythm of Dan Morgenstern: A Remembrance of George Avakian (11:30 am - 12:45 pm), Catherine Russell: Pops and Billie Holiday – Mutual Admiration Society (1:00 pm - 1:45 pm), Paul Kahn: Louis Armstrong’s Vaudeville and Minstrel Roots (2:00 pm - 2:45 pm), Scott Wenzel: Pops and Bert (3:00 pm - 3:45 pm), Randy Fertel: Saving the ‘Holy of Holies’: The Eagle Saloon Initiative (4:00 pm - 4:45 pm), and Ricky Riccardi: Video Pops “What a Wonderful World”: The First Fifty Years (5:00 pm - 5:45 pm) at the Satchmo Legacy Stage.

    Dan Morgenstern

    August 4 music schedule is as follows:

    At the Barracks Street Stage, you will be captivated by the jazz of Lars Edegran and the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra (12:00 pm - 1:10 pm), Yoshio Toyama and the Dixie Saints (1:30 pm - 2:40 pm), Mahogany Brass Band (3:00 pm - 4:10 pm), Charmaine Neville (4:30 pm - 5:40 pm), The Original Pinettes Brass Band (6:00 pm - 7:10 pm), and Corey Henry's Treme Funktet (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) perform.

    Pinettes Brass Band

    At the GE Digital Stage, you will lose yourself to the music of Doyle Cooper Jazz Band (12:15 pm - 1:30 pm), James Williams (1:50 pm - 3:00 pm), Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony (3:20 pm - 4:30 pm), Joe Lastie's New Orleans Sounds (4:50 pm - 6:00 pm), Calvin Johnson and Native Son (6:20 pm - 7:30 pm), and TBC Brass Band (7:50 pm - 9:00 pm).

    Doyle Cooper Jazz Band

    And at the Satchmo Legacy Stage, you will dance to the tunes of Sascha Feinstein: Pops and Poetry: A Reading (12:30 pm - 1:00 pm), Jerry Roche/Ricky Riccardi: Making ‘The Louis Armstrong Legacy Series’ on Dot Time Records (1:15 pm - 2:00 pm), Maxine Gordon: Louis as King of the Zulu (2:15 pm - 3:00 pm), Bruce Raeburn/Björn Bärnheim: When Louis Came to Sweden (1933-1965) (3:15 pm - 4:00 pm), Vic Hobson: Creating “Chimes Blues”: Louis Armstrong’s Street Quartet (4:15 pm - 5:00 pm), Bruce Raeburn/Björn Bärnheim: ’When Louis Came to Sweden (5:15 pm - 6:00 pm), and Ricky Riccardi: Louis Armstrong on the Mike Douglas Show – 1964 (5:15 pm - 6:00 pm). The performer for the 11:30 am - 12:15 pm time slot is yet undecided.

    Ricky Riccardi and Louis Armstrong

    You will see these performers rocking the stage with their jazz performances on August 5:

    At Barracks Street Stage, you will revel in the sounds of Steve Pistorius' Tribute to Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm), Storyville Stompers Brass Band (1:20 pm - 2:20 pm), Shotgun Jazz Band (2:40 pm - 3:40 pm), Wendell Brunious (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm), Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans (5:20 pm - 6:20 pm), Ashlin Parker Trumpet Mafia (6:40 pm - 7:30 pm), and Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong (with Ashlin Parker) (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm).

    At GE Digital Stage, the melody-makers will be Mari Watanabe and her Chosen Few Jazz Band (12:15 pm - 1:20 pm), Mark Braud (1:40 pm - 2:40 pm), The Dukes Of Dixieland (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm), Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds (4:20 pm - 5:20 pm), Jeremy Davenport (5:40 pm - 6:40 pm), and Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. (7:00 pm - 7:50 pm).

    Dukes Of Dixieland

    At Satchmo Legacy Stage, you will be intoxicated by the jazz of Mick Carlon: Swing Kids, Ruby Braff, and Pops Goes Hawaiian (12:30 pm - 1:15 pm), Sarah Rose/Ricky Riccardi: "For Posterity": Sharing the Legacy of Louis Armstrong (1:30 pm - 2:15 pm), Adriana Filstrup: The Music in Satchmo’s Manuscript (2:30 pm - 3:15 pm), Matt Sakakeeny: The Mind of Louis Armstrong (3:30 pm - 4:15 pm), Gwen Thompkins: You Can’t Figure Louis (4:30 pm - 5:15 pm), and Ricky Riccardi: Video Pops Louis Armstrong on the Mike Douglas Show – 1970 (5:30 pm - 6:15 pm). The performer for the time slot of 11:30 am - 12:15 pm is yet to be decided.

    Louis Armstrong


    Ajun Cajun, Café Dauphine, Crepes a la Cart, Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant, Quintin’s Ice Cream, Palmer’s Cuisine, Praline Connection, Roux Carre, The Company Burger, The Big Cheezy, and Plum Street Snoballs are all the food joints which will be available at your service at the fest. In beverages, you will be able to quench your thirst by Abita Beer, Wine & Champagne, Cocktails, Soft Drinks, and Iced Beverages.

    Ajun Cajun

    With such diverse culinary options, you are bound to have your stomach full with delectable Louisiana cuisine while your mind, body, and soul are refreshed through your ears by the wonderful jazz performances at The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. Events: One Bite Competition, the Great Steak Competition, the Backyard BBQ Competition, and the Bean Eating Competition

    Accommodation & Transport

    Official accommodation facility for the Satchmo Summerfest is The Omni Royal Orleans. This place will also host the festival’s Kickoff Party on August 2. Car parking is available near the venue at the French Market Lot.

    Contact Info

    You can contact the organizers/festival authorities by calling at (504) 522-5730 or emailing at You can also visit the official website of the Summerfest for further information.

    Louis was an ingenious trumpeter, singer, and music composer who revolutionized the style of jazz music presentation by inserting solo performances in the collective set bringing in a live improvisational quality to the whole performance. This lent jazz performances a vigorous unpredictability which was utilized by the musicians to full effect, to entertain and engage their audiences. Affectionately called Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, Louis’ imprint on jazz is spread and celebrated through Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans, Louisiana. Come love and live while listening to great music at Satchmo Summerfest by booking a cheap flight to New Orleans now!

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