Satchmo SummerFest is a three-day local music showcase located in the historic French Quarter. Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The community festival also features the ‘Red Bean Alley,’ festival food booths operated by some of New Orleans finest restaurants, open throughout the festival weekend.
On Thursday, August 4, Satchmo SummerFest 2016 will kick-off with a ticketed event: the screening of a classic Louis Armstrong film, followed by a reception at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, the official hotel of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) annually produces three festivals: French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, and Christmas New Orleans Style. FQFI is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well-being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.