Special Events

 Kickoff Party & spirit of satchmo awards – Tickets on sale now!

Pops’ Playhouse powered by Entergy New Orleans

Family Fun Activities Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4, 11:30am to 4:30pm inside the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint!
Activities include: Zulu Coconut Decorating Station, Hosted by Junior Zulus; Second Line Umbrella Decoration & Celebration Station, Hosted by FQFI; Red Bean Satchmo Shakers, Hosted by FQFI; Satchmo Sewing, Hosted by Great Spirit Warriors Indian Tribe; Satchmo Sachets, Hosted by Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses; Congo Drum Making, Hosted by Kamau Wesley Phillips; Electric Bicycle, Hosted by Entergy; Face Painting, Hosted by Ocean Heroes.

Jazz Mass and Satchmo Salute

Come celebrate the annual Jazz Mass sponsored by Rhodes Funeral Home at St. Augustine Catholic Church (1210 Governor Nicholls) on Sunday, August 4 at 10am. Mass is well attended so please arrive early! Immediately following mass, join the “Satchmo Salute” second line parade sponsored by Friend of Fest.  The parade makes its way from the church to Armstrong Park before secondlining down to Esplanade and the Festival! Marching groups include Treme Million Dollar Baby Dolls, Al ‘’Carnival Time’ Johnson, Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Undefeated Divas Social  Aid & Pleasure Club, Fi Yi Yi, Young and Talented Brass Band, and TBC Brass Band.


Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage

Three Days of Fascinating Discussions by Renowned Armstrong Scholars

Inside the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint – 3rd Floor
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Friday, August 2

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Saturday, August 3

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Sunday, August 4

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