Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free festival featuring live music, second line parades, a jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church, Satchmo's birthday party and so much more. Satchmo SummerFest is free and open to the public.
Stages feature music from some of New Orleans' finest traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, and brass bands. The stage areas will also feature 'Satchmo in the Shade' - tented areas where festival goers can enjoy music and food away from the summer heat.
Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, children and parents can relax in air-conditioning on the second floor of the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint and enjoy an array of educational, entertaining family activities, movies, and exhibits.