Satchmo SummerFest

New Orleans Hosts Satchmo SummerFest 2022 in August

The Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron, announced the 2022 live music, speaker series and culinary lineup.

The festival returns on August 6 & 7 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint.

The premier American festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, brings two days of live entertainment, food, and fun that is certain to keep fans on their feet and dancing to the beat.

Fest attendees can once again pre-purchase tickets online beginning Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 or onsite for $10 per day (children 12 and under are free).

Admission also provides access to the Jazz Museum’s collection and exhibitions, plus the Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry featuring discussions and presentations by world-renowned Armstrong scholars.

The 2022 festival lineup includes 20 musical acts ranging from traditional jazz to swing, brass and marching bands, funk, R&B, jazz fusion, and more performing on two tented stages. The lineup includes:

Big 6 Brass Band
Doreen’s Jazz
Players Ella & Louie Tribute Band featuring Jewel Brown
Germaine Bazzle
John Boutté
Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience
Nigel Hall
Roots of Music
The Nayo Jones Experience

Returning Satchmo SummerFest favorites include Kermit Ruffins Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Preservation Brass, Jeremy Davenport, The Original Pinettes Brass Band and Treme Brass Band.

On the Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry, scholars and historians will present on a wide range of topics surrounding all things Louis Armstrong from 1-5pm each day. Festival favorite and GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives and the author of What a Wonderful World, will return with a host of all-star scholars. Enthusiasts and novices can dive deep into the life and legacy of Armstrong and learn of his humble beginnings and tenacity with presentations such as Peter Davis, the Music Master of the Great Louis Armstrong, with Dr. Robert S. Mikel a native New Orleanian and decorated educator with research works and interest in multiple fields of study including early New Orleans Jazz, as well as a very special interview with Jewel Brown, who was a female vocalist with Armstrong’s All-Stars from 1961-1968. 

While inside the Museum, attendees can also access five exhibits: Lightning and Thunder: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Exit Stage Right: Zack Smith’s Festival Portraits, From the Fat Man to Mahalia: James Michalopoulos’ Music Paintings, The Wildest! Louis Prima Comes Home, and Drumsville: Evolution of the New Orleans Beat.

In addition to music, the 2022 Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron will feature unforgettable New Orleans cuisine from some of the city’s most loved restaurants and up-and-coming chefs. Attendees can indulge a little more with gluten-free and vegetarian options from Beaucoup Eats with the Vegan Fish Po-Boy, Jerk Chicken Pasta and Red Beans & Rice (Satchmo’s Favorite dish) with a side of Catfish and 14 Parishes, who returns with Jerk Chicken or Pork, Plantains and Festival (Jamaican Fried Dough!). Ditto’s Did Dat also joins the Fest with Fried Crawfish, Grilled Chicken, and Shrimp Tacos. Enjoy delicious eats from like the Cajun Seafood Rolls, Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade and Fried Ribs from Café Dauphine, a fusion of flavors from Theaudric’s Real Clever Cuisine with the Shrimp Cavatappi Fatooush, Brussel Voorheese with Fig Truffle Glaze and Creme Bru’leches Breadpudding and scrumptious bites from Praline Connection including Chicken Livers, Fried Okra and more. Festers looking to cool down can look forward to Plum Street Snoballs with their traditional flavors and add-on options to personalize your sweet treat, or take a healthier approach with their sugar-free flavors. 

This year’s cocktail menu includes favorites such as the Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade,El Jimador Tequila Margarita and Bubly Sea Breeze (Bubly, Cranberry, Finlandia Vodka + Lime). Fans can relax with a seat and some shade at the Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé Café and our beer lovers will find many options from Abita Beer including, for the first time at Fest, Hard Sweet Tea chilled and ready. Non-alcoholic options will also be available including Pepsi, Bubly and Gatorade to keep hydrated.

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