Satchmo SummerFest

Summer offers a great opportunity for locals toenjoy the city and rediscover why New Orleans is recognized as the festivalcapital of the country. During first weekend of August, the birthplace of Jazz will celebratethe life and legacy of its native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Presented byFrench Quarter Festivals, Inc., Satchmo SummerFest showcases the music of theGreat Satchmo as well as the innovative art of risings stars that have beeninfluenced by his work. Locals and visitors are invited to enjoy three fulldays of live performances by local and internationally renowned artists, foodsupplied by local vendors - including Abita Beer, Plum Street Snowballs and RedBean Alley, educational seminars, interactive arts demonstrations and more.Musical performances will take place on two stages outside of the Old U.S.Mint., located within walking distance from the French Market, Jackson Squareand world-famous Frenchmen Street. Notable performers include Allen Toussaint, TremeBrass Band, Ellis Marsalis, Preservation Hall Brass Band, Jeremy Davenport,Dukes of Dixieland and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers.

The musical lineupfor the 2013 Satchmo SummerFest is as follows:

FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

Chevron Red Beans & RicelyYours Stage with WWL-TV

11:30 a.m.-noon Second-line from Jackson Square with theNew Birth Brass Band

Noon-1 p.m. New Birth Brass Band

1:15-2:15 p.m. Connie Jones & Tim Laughlin

2:30-3:30 p.m. Preservation Hall Brass Band

3:45-4:45 p.m. Dukes of Dixieland

5-6:15 p.m. Meschiya Lake & the Little BigHorns

6:30-7:30 p.m. Allen Toussaint

7:45-9 p.m. Wycliffe Gordon

 

Ford Cornet Chop Suey Stagewith OffBeat Magazine

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brassercise dance lesson with NOLAJitterbugs

12:15-1:15 p.m. Red Wolf Brass Band

1:30-2:30 p.m. Charmaine Neville

2:30-3 p.m. Swing dance lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs

3-4 p.m. Palmetto Bug Stompers

4:15-5:15 p.m. John Boutte

5:30-6:30 p.m. Don Vappie & the Creole JazzSerenaders

6:45-7:45 p.m. James Andrews

8-9 p.m. Free Agents Brass Band

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2013

Chevron Red Beans &Ricely Yours Stage with WWL-TV

Noon-1 p.m. Hot Club of New Orleans

1:15-2:15 p.m. Lars Edegran's Ragtime Orchestra,featuring Lionel Ferbos

2:30-3:30 p.m. Treme Brass Band

3:45-4:45 p.m. Kid Merv & All That Jazz

5-6:15 p.m. Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints

6:30-7:30 p.m. Sharon Martin

7:45-9 p.m. Uptown Jazz Orchestra

 

Ford Cornet Chop Suey Stagewith OffBeat Magazine

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brassercise dance lesson with NOLAJitterbugs

12:15-1:15 p.m. Swing Dolphins

1:30-2:30 p.m. Satchmo Summerfest Allstars

2:30-3 p.m. Swing dance lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs

3-4 p.m. Panorama Jazz Band

4:15-5:15 p.m. Carl LeBlanc

5:30-6:30 p.m. Barbara Shorts

6:45-7:45 p.m. Ellis Marsalis

8-9 p.m. Original Pinettes Brass Band

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013

Chevron Red Beans &Ricely Yours Stage with WWL-TV

Noon-1 p.m. Butch Thompson's Goodtime Boys

1:15-2:15 p.m. New Orleans Jazz Vipers

2:30-3:30 p.m. Orleans Brass Band

3:45-4:45 p.m. Robin Barnes

5-6:15 p.m. Leroy Jones & New Orleans' Finest

6:30-7:30 p.m. Kermit Ruffins & the BarbecueSwingers

7:30-8 p.m. Trumpet tribute to Louis Armstrong

 

Ford Cornet Chop Suey Stagewith OffBeat Magazine

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brassercise dance lesson with NOLAJitterbugs

12:15-1:15 p.m. Mo'Lasses

1:30-2:30 p.m. Seva Venet & the Storyville StringBand

2:30-3 p.m. Swing dance lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs

3-4 p.m. Southern Syncopators

4:15-5:15 p.m. Jeremy Davenport

5:30-6:30 p.m. Wendell Brunious

6:45-7:45 p.m. Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony

Special events returning to theschedule this year include the Louis Armstrong Birthday Party, Satchmo ArtShow, Sunday Jazz Mass and secondline at St. Augustine Catholic Church of NewOrleans, the Satchmo Club Strut and a Trumpet Tribute to close out the festival.

So put on your dancing shoes and join locals in celebratinga pioneer that put New Orleans' music on the world stage. For more informationon Satchmo SummerFest, visit www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest.

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