What is Satchmo SummerFest

Satchmo SummerFest  presented by Chevron  is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. The 2021 event takes place July 31- August 1.

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. 

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

What is the festivals coronavirus plan?

In accordance with the City of New Orleans, FQFI:

        Will operate our outdoor operations at 75% capacity of max occupancy.

        Requires masks be worn indoors, and recommended outdoors in crowded areas.

        Requires  social distancing in the Legacy Stage indoor auditorium on 3rd floor and in the 1st floor Legacy stage overflow room. 


 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.



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.