19th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron
THREE FULL DAYS OF FEST
AUGUST 2, 2019- AUGUST 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
The 19th annual Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron is August 2-4, 2019 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), Satchmo SummerFest is an unparalleled celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis Armstrong.
Recently named one of the most “interesting things to experience in Louisiana” by Oprah Magazine,
the event brings performances from New Orleans’ most talented musicians, with a focus on traditional and contemporary jazz and brass bands.
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Ayo Scott Selected as 2019 Poster Artist
"When looking at the impact of jazz on music and music on the world, Louis Armstrong may be the single most influential person to be born in New Orleans,” Scott said. “I’m humbled to be able to create a tribute to such a man. I’m excited to share 'Reflections of King Louie', the 2019 Satchmo SummerFest Poster."
Culinary Lineup Includes Four Debuts
In addition to music, the 2019 Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron will feature cuisine from some of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants. Four restaurants make debuts this year: beloved local grocer Dorignac’s Food Center will serve Armstrong’s famously favorite dish, Red Beans and Rice; Gulf Tacos will offer up pork belly, shrimp, and fish tacos, along with street corn; attendees can look forward to Jambalaya and refreshing fruit skewers from Rusty Pelican; and Congreso Cubano debuts with Ropa Vieja and Maduros Fritos. Returning favorites include Big Cheezy, Café Dauphine, Company Burger, Plum Street Snoballs, Quintin’s Ice Cream, and Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant.
Beer and wine lovers will not want to miss the return of the Abita Beer Garden, serving favorites and seasonal brews, and the Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé Café, a shaded place to relax and take in the festival environment. For those seeking refreshing non-alcoholic options, Bubly will offer lime and grapefruit sparking beverages, and Luzianne Iced Tea and French Market Cold Brew will be available.
A Dozen Artists Make Festival Debuts
More than 30 Acts to Perform, Along with Satchmo Scholars
The 2019 festival lineup includes more than 30 acts, ranging from traditional jazz to swing, brass and marching bands, funk, R&B, jazz fusion, and more performing on two tented stages over three days. A dozen musicians will make their Satchmo SummerFest debut, including Cyril Neville with Omari Neville & the Fuel on the Fidelity Bank Stage. Other debuts include:
Returning Satchmo SummerFest favorites include Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Charmaine Neville, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Preservation Brass, Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds, Trumpet Mafia, Jeremy Davenport, and the Treme Brass Band.
View the full musical lineup here:
Sponsors and Community Partners
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is proud of its 36 year history of providing high-quality community events that are accessible to all. The organization relies heavily on the contributions of sponsors and partners as well as beverage and merchandise sales to support the festival. Festival organizers welcome the return of Chevron as Presenting Sponsor of Satchmo SummerFest.
"Satchmo SummerFest is a celebration of the music, life and legacy of Louis Armstrong and is part of Chevron’s commitment to the local community,” said Leah Brown, Public Affairs Manager for Chevron's Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “His determination, talent, charisma, and charity broke down barriers in the Crescent City, across the country, and around the world. This longstanding event honors New Orleans’ favorite son, while also stimulating economic growth and fueling the social vitality of southeast Louisiana. Chevron is proud to be a part of it.”
Other sponsors for the 2019 festival include Omni Royal Orleans, WWL-TV, GE, Fidelity Bank, Hilton, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Brown-Forman, Abita Brewing Company, Pepsi, The Bombay Club, Orpheum Theater, Harrah’s New Orleans, French Market Corporation, Friend of Fest, Joseph K. & Inez Eichenbaum Foundation, Entergy New Orleans LLC, Boost Mobile, Very Local New Orleans, Blue Bikes New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Reily Foods, Bayou Rum, Touro, Zapp’s Potato Chips, National Parks Service, JAX Brewery Parking Lots and the Berger Company, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans & Company, Rhodes Funeral Home, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Barbershop Harmony Society, The Fertel Foundation, New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, New Orleans Advocate/Times-Picayune, OffBeat Magazine, WWOZ 90.7 FM, Cumulus New Orleans, Where Magazine, WGSO, DownBeat Magazine, Louisiana Cookin’, Clarion Herald, WBOK, Vinyl District, New Orleans Magazine, Biz New Orleans, IntheNOLA, and Entercom New Orleans.
About French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Satchmo SummerFest is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (www.fqfi.org), the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which also produces French Quarter Festival in April and Holidays New Orleans Style! in December. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. promotes 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. For more information on all FQFI festivals and events, call (504) 522-5730 or visit online at www.fqfi.org.
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