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Satchmo SummerFest

615 Pere Antoine Aly, Old US Mint, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
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Hot, But So's the Music and the Food

In a city like New Orleans, many of the festivals can get overcrowded. The French Quarter Fest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vincent M
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Tiffin, Ohio
Excellent, except...

I know we cannot control the weather. However, the city of New Orleans needs to continue to improve... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
KentuckyHighlander
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Kentucky
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New Orleans showcases its unique cultural heritage while honouring its most celebrated son – Louis Armstrong (aka Satchmo) – with a full-on summer festival of hot jazz at some of the French Quarter’s coolest venues and on its most historic streets. SummerFest centres around the day that jazz great Armstrong was born – August 4th, 1901 – and promises a birthday party like no other for this musician who changed the world with his immense talent and charm.
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“Hot, But So's the Music and the Food”
26 Aug 2017
“Excellent, except...”
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615 Pere Antoine Aly, Old US Mint, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city like New Orleans, many of the festivals can get overcrowded. The French Quarter Fest, for example, started pretty small, but has grown to rival Jazz Fest in size. Since the Satchmo SummerFest is in the first week of August, the extreme heat...More

Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I know we cannot control the weather. However, the city of New Orleans needs to continue to improve their response to heavy rain and rising coastal waters, regardless of what ignorant deniers say. All of the performances that we saw were excellent. Some of the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Good festival, drink water! Remember that some attendees don't read the map so volunteers should be very clear about where the restrooms are. If you are not from the area you might think you are to use the pubic facilities when they had port o...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We only wandering in as we were in the area of the city that afternoon. We walked by Jackson Square earlier in the week and noticed it was closed and was getting ready for a festival. $5 entry for the day was ridiculously inexpensive. There...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go every year and we are never disappointed. They moved it to Jackson Square which was an awesome choice. 2 stages on opposite ends of the square, food vendors from all over Louisiana, tourist from all over the world. It's typically...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Great music, good food and free to boot!!!! Oh, NO PD towed vehicles like they were picking heirloom tomatoes... from medians outside the gated area, which DID NOT STATE NO PARKING. I truly feel sorry for the folk that came out looking for their vehicles,...More

1  Thank JSUSutters
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story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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