What is Satchmo SummerFest

Satchmo SummerFest  presented by Chevron  is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. The 2022 event takes place August 6-7.

Satchmo SummerFest is the premier American festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. It features live music, New Orleans’ cuisine, and fascinating lectures about Louis Armstrong. Tickets also include access to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint.

Where is Satchmo SummerFest

Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron takes place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum located at 400 Esplanade Avenue

What are the hours of satchmo summerfest

12pm-8pm daily. Will Call and Ticket Booths open at 10:30am, doors open at 11:30am. 

What is the festivals coronavirus plan?
We are thrilled to return to our normal format in 2022 and remain in close contact with public health officials and city leadership to monitor this continuously evolving situation.  *We will produce our festival under the city guidelines set at the time of production (Aug. 6-7, 2022).
  • As of March 21, 2022 the City of New Orleans has lifted requirements for proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for entertainment venues and events. For more information please see the city’s COVID Updates.

 o   Medical grade masks will be available for free at entry gates, museum entrances

 o     Increased hand sanitizer for public use around the festival entry points and food areas, plus back-of-house operations and on and behind stages. 

 o     Attendees, crew, and musicians are asked to stay home if sick, COVID-symptomatic, or had exposure to COVID19 confirmed or suspected case within the last 10 days.

 o    All attendees, staff and vendors will be required to follow city and state safety guidelines set at the time of production, as well as posted rules and guidance by FQFI.

* Regulations subject to change closer to event. 
are tickets refundable?

By purchasing a ticket to Satchmo SummerFest produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (a 501c(3) nonprofit organization) you are helping to support our community of local musicians. Please note, due to the nature of this unprecedented time, we are unable to provide refunds, nor are we able to rollover ticket purchases for future events.

Can I bring my cooler or ice chest?

Satchmo SummerFest does not allow coolers, ice chests, or large containers in major festival areas. The free event receives no public funding, and its success and continuation relies solely upon beverage/merchandise revenues. Help keep the festival free by purchasing your beverages at the festival!

What happens if festival-goers show up at the gate with a prohibited item?

The attendee will have the option of discarding or surrendering the prohibited item or the attendee can secure the item at a location of their choosing (car, hotel room, etc.). Surrendered items cannot be returned, items will be forfeited.


What about prescription medications, baby formula, or milk?

These substances are exempt from the rules above, pending inspection.

Does the Festival provide ADA resources?

Satchmo SummerFest takes place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, a historic building and grounds on the edge of the French Quarter. The building and festival site are ADA Compliant. Guests with mobility challenges are encouraged to enter the Festival on the Barracks side of the grounds. The Esplanade entrance to the site features historic cobblestones that may be challenging for individuals using wheelchairs and walkers. Both outdoor stages are outfitted with ramps to allow wheelchair access, and the Museum building is equipped with elevators to provide access to every level. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests at the Festival. Please reach out to us if you have more specific questions regarding accessibility.