On the Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage, scholars and historians will present on a wide range of topics surrounding all things Louis Armstrong.  Highlights include: Melissa A. Weber: On Louis Armstrong and Black American Music: A Conversation with Nicholas Payton; and festival favorite Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives and the author of What a Wonderful World, screening rare video clips. Fans can dive deep into the life and legacy of Armstrong and learn how his craft continues to reverberate today. View the full Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage schedule here.

Culinary Lineup Features New Orleans Classics, New & Old

Satchmo SummerFest 2019 welcomes Dorignac’s Food Center to its culinary lineup; the beloved local grocer will serve Armstrong’s famously favorite dish, Red Beans and Rice. Another debut, Gulf Tacos will offer up pork belly, shrimp, and fish tacos, along with street corn, and attendees can look forward to Jambalaya from debut Rusty Pelican. Returning favorites include Big Cheezy, Café Dauphine, Company Burger, Plum Street Snoballs, Quintin’s Ice Cream, and Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant. Click here for the festival menus.

Photo courtesy of Cedric Ellsworth and French Quarter Festivals

Festival Features Family Fun, Cultural Activities

In addition to music and food, festival goers can enjoy a full slate of family-friendly activities throughout the event. The Pops’ Playhouse for Kids powered by Entergy will feature fun activities August 3 and 4 from 11:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. including:

Zulu Coconut Decorating hosted by Junior Zulus
Second Line Umbrella Decoration & Celebration Station
Drum Making with Recycled Materials hosted by Kamau Wesley Phillips
Instrument Making – Create Your Own Red Bean Satchmo Shakers
Jazz Mass, Satchmo Salute, Trumpet Tribute, and other Special Events

The weekend brings more than great music, food, multimedia presentations, and children’s activities! Satchmo SummerFest also  features an array of special events including the annual Jazz Mass at historic St. Augustine Church in Treme, a traditional second line parade, and the ‘Trumpet Tribute’ which closes the festival Sunday night with a Satchmo birthday party.

Visit satchmosummerfest.org to learn more about this special New Orleans weekend celebrating the great Louis Armstrong.

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