New Orleans has so many wonderful festivals and this weekend we have the famous Satchmo SummerFest. From August 5-7, 2016, Jackson Square will be filled with music, snacks, and lots of entertainment for everyone. Before you head out to the festival, stop by Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant for a fun summer cocktail and a bite to eat.
What is Satchmo SummerFest?
Satchmo SummerFest is a three-day local music showcase located within one block of the historic French Quarter: two stages and food booths are located in Jackson Square; a third stage and children’s area is located in the Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal; the Satchmo Symposium takes place in Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The community festival also features the ‘Red Bean Alley,’ festival food booths operated by some of New Orleans finest restaurants, open throughout the festival weekend. On Thursday, August 4, Satchmo SummerFest 2016 will kick-off with a ticketed reception at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, the official hotel of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Who are some of the bands?
There are lots of great bands playing at the Satchmo SummerFest this year. Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation,The Ella and Louie Tribute Band, DeJan’s Olympia Brass Band, Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring James Andrews, and lots more. Click here for the full line-up and schedule.
Who are some of the food vendors?
This year there will be lots of food from Muriels, Palmer’s Cuisine, Ajun Cajun, Lakeview Harbor, Quintin’s Ice Cream, and More. Click here to see the entire list.
What is the cost to attend Satchmo SummerFest?
Daily admission is $5 (children 12 and under are free). Wristbands will be provided at the gates to allow festival-goers the option of coming and going throughout each day.