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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

The Spirit of Louis Armstrong Shines Bright on Frenchmen Street for the Satchmo Club Strut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Sandra Dartus
sdartus@Q.com
307-699-2026

The Spirit of Louis Armstrong Shines Bright
on Frenchmen Street for the August 5th Satchmo Club Strut

It's time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the SATCHMO CLUB STRUT! It’s the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene and it’s all there for the taking on Friday, August 5, when the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents the 11th annual Satchmo Club Strut in the historic Faubourg Marigny from 6 pm until 2 am.

Throughout the evening, music aficionados will be treated to jazz performances by Centurion Lionel Ferbos and a variety of stellar musicians, including Chris Thomas King, Don Vappie, the Soul Rebels, Shamarr Allen, Ellis Marsalis, Charmaine Neville, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Glen David Andrews, the Free Agents Brass Band, Tom McDermott, Fredy Omar, Jason Marsalis, and others, including the “Satchmo of Japan”, Yoshio Toyama.

Plus, New Orleans’ own Allen Toussaint & Jazzivity, Davell Crawford, Donald Harrison Jr. and the Treme Brass Band will be featured on the Red Stripe Stage in Jane Alley, a new outdoor venue in at 619 Frenchmen.

Seventeen cool venues will host the hottest jazz in town, including Maison, Snug Harbor, Blue Nile, Three Muses, d.b.a., Vaso, Checkpoint Charlie’s, Bicycle Michael’s, to name a few. From Marigny Brasserie to Mojitos, Strutters can dance, drink and dine the night away while supporting the New Orleans Jazz Celebration, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating jazz to audiences of all ages.

For more details and to reserve a wristband that opens the doors of these exciting venues to Club Strutters, visit nojc.org/strut. General admission is $30; the VIP price of $80 includes fabulous food and drink at the Maison Penthouse.

The 2011 SATCHMO CLUB STRUT is sponsored by Red Stripe, Captain Morgan, Barefoot Wine, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, River Parish Disposal, Let’s Be Totally Clear, OffBeat.com, Maison, Who Dat? Spring Water, Where, Luzianne, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, and FQFI. The New Orleans Jazz Celebration, Inc., presents the fundraising event in conjunction with the annual Satchmo SummerFest, August 4-7, produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. For more details on the many activities offered during their free weekend festival, please visit fqfi.org.