Special Events

Friday, July 30th; 7pm-9pm

VenueApp Launch Party onboard the Riverboat Louis Armstrong

*Tickets on sale soon!

Come be Satchmo Centric and join the VenueApp VIP Launch Party Aboard Riverboat Louis Armstrong as we Celebrate the Rebirth of New Orleans’ Festival Season. The official Launch Party will be a unique experience featuring the Ella & Louis Tribute Band and artistic collaborations extending from New Orleans Jazz Museum to the Louis Armstrong House Museum, all featured at this party. With a foodie inspired menu to refreshing beverages, this is a night not to miss. Tickets are $50 per person and include open bar, food, entertainment from 7 PM – 9 PM. The Launch Party will remain dockside at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside dock at Spanish Plaza. As Satchmo said himself “To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!”. The same is true for this Launch Party… there is no question, we are bringing it back in style.

Saturday, July 31 – Sunday, August 1; 1pm-5pm

The Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry

Two days of fascinating discussions by renowned Armstrong scholars
Located on the 3rd floor inside the New Orleans Jazz Museum

*Stay tuned for the 2021 lineup!

Sunday, August 1; 10am

Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church

The annual Sunday Jazz Mass will return to St. Augustine Catholic Church with a special musical tribute to Louis Armstrong. The mass will be livestreamed on Facebook.com/saintaugchurch.

Are you interested in presenting on the satchmo legacy stage in 2021? 

The Satchmo Legacy Stage features an impressive array of national and international speakers, including jazz scholars, people who knew and worked with Armstrong, historians, Armstrong House Museum faculty, and musicians. Past presentations have included discussions, live music, and film clips about New Orleans Jazz and the life and music of Louis Armstrong.

Submit your proposal to present or perform on the Satchmo Legacy Stage at Satchmo SummerFest 2021! Please send a brief summary to sabrina@fqfi.org.  

Submission approval is not guaranteed, selections are made at the discretion of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. with the the objective to ensure a diverse and quality experience for festival-goers.

learn about louis! catch past presentations from the satchmo legacy stage at satchmo summerFest!

The Satchmo Legacy Stage features an impressive array of national and international speakers, including jazz scholars, people who knew and worked with Armstrong, historians, Armstrong House Museum faculty, and musicians.

Check out the French Quarter Festivals, Inc. YouTube Channel Playlists to view past presentations – and don’t forget to subscribe!