Satchmo SummerFest

Summer provides the perfect opportunity for locals to enjoy the city and rediscover the reasons New Orleans is recognized as the festival capital of the country. During first weekend of August, the birthplace of Jazz will celebrate the life and legacy of its native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong with Satchmo SummerFest. Presented by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the festival showcases the music of the Great Satchmo as well as the innovative sounds of rising stars that have been influenced by his work.

Locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy three full days of live performances by local and internationally renowned artists, food served by local vendors - including Abita Beer, Plum Street Snowballs and Antoine's - 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 of the French Market, Jackson Square and world-famous Frenchmen Street. Notable performers include John Boutté, Wycliffe Gordon, James Andrews, Preservation Hall Brass Band, Tremé Brass Band, Jeremy Davenport and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers.

The musical lineup for the 2014 Satchmo SummerFest is as follows:

FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014

Chevron Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage with WWL-TV
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Second Line with the Roots of Music at Washington Artillery to open Satchmo SummerFest
Noon-1:00 p.m. Preservation Hall Brass Band
1:15-2:15 p.m. New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings
2:30-3:30 p.m. Clive Wilson's Satchmo Serenade
3:45-4:45 p.m. John Boutté
5:00-6:15 p.m. Charmaine Neville
6:30-7:45 p.m. Dirty Dozen Brass Band
8:00-9:00 p.m. James Andrews

Cornet Chop Suey Stage with OffBeat Magazine
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brassercise dance lesson with Dancing Man 504
12:15-1:15 p.m. The Smoking Time Jazz Club
1:30-2:30 p.m. Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
2:30-3:00 p.m. Swing dance lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs
3:00-4:00 p.m. Shannon Powell & his Traditional All-Stars
4:15-5:15 p.m. Connie Jones and Tim Laughlin
5:30-6:30 p.m. New Orleans Moonshiners
6:45-7:45 p.m. Leroy Jones and New Orleans' Finest
8:00-9:00 p.m. Wycliffe Gordon

SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014

Chevron Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage with WWL-TV
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
1:15-2:15 p.m. Shotgun Brass Band
2:30-3:30 p.m. Tremé Brass Band
3:45-4:45 p.m. Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints with Special Guest Lucien Barbarin
5:00-6:15 p.m. Joe Lastie's New Orleans Sounds
6:30-7:30 p.m. Mario Abney and the Abney Effect
7:45-9:00 p.m. Brass-A-Holics

Cornet Chop Suey Stage with OffBeat Magazine
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brassercise dance lesson with Dancing Man 504
12:15-1:15 p.m. Capital Focus Jazz Band
1:30-2:30 p.m. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers
2:30-3:00 p.m. Swing dance lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs
3:00-4:00 p.m. Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Band
4:15-5:15 p.m. Kid Merv and All That Jazz
5:30-6:30 p.m. Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road
6:45-7:45 p.m. Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony
8:00-9:00 p.m. Glen Davis Andrews

SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2014

Chevron Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage with WWL-TV
Noon-1 p.m. The Norbert Slama Quartet
1:15-2:15 p.m. Loui9s Ford & His New Orleans Flairs
2:30-3:30 p.m. Mahogany Brass Band
3:45-4:45 p.m. Jeremy Davenport
5-6:15 p.m. The Ella & Louie Tribute Band
6:30-7:30 p.m. Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
7:30-8 p.m. Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Cornet Chop Suey Stage with OffBeat Magazine
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brassercise dance lesson with Dancing Man 504
12:15-1:15 p.m. Red Wolf Brass Band
1:30-2:30 p.m. Carl LeBlanc
2:30-3:00 p.m. Swing dance lesson with NOLA Jitterbugs
3:00-4:00 p.m. Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators
4:15-5:15 p.m. The Calvin Johnson Quintet
5:30-6:30 p.m. Mark Braud's New Orleans Jazz Giants
6:45-7:45 p.m. Original Pinettes Brass Band

Special events returning to the schedule this year include the Louis Armstrong Birthday Party, Sunday Jazz Mass and second line at St. Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans and a Trumpet Tribute to close out the festival.

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

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