Special Events

Click here for our 2020 virtual tribute to Satchmo SummerFest, 
Seven Days of Satch presented by Chevron

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! We will contact you once we begin the planning process for next year’s festival. 

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.

Kickoff party & Spirit of satchmo awards – see you in 2021!


Pops’ Playhouse powered by Entergy New Orleans

Family Fun Activities Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am to 4:30pm inside the New Orleans Jazz Museum.


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 – 3rd Floor
Click here to watch the video recordings from the 2019 Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage and subscribe to our YouTube Channel French Quarter Festivals, Inc. for more!

Friday, August 2

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Saturday, August 3

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Sunday, August 4

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Check out this year’s presentations from the Hilton Satchmo Legacy Stage &

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