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Satchmo SummerFest

615 Pere Antoine Aly, Old US Mint, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
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incredible music

Reasonable entry fee, yummy foods, ice-cold beverages and snow cones. The Mint has A/C for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
s s
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Great New Orleans experience !

Wonderful music! It is hot and muggy in August but this is New Orleans. Good food and drinks, all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
debbiezanbum
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Cathedral City, California
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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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2 days ago
“incredible music”
5 days ago
“Great New Orleans experience !”
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615 Pere Antoine Aly, Old US Mint, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Reasonable entry fee, yummy foods, ice-cold beverages and snow cones. The Mint has A/C for restrooms and break from the heat.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful music! It is hot and muggy in August but this is New Orleans. Good food and drinks, all the volunteers are friendly and helpful and anytime you can see the Preservation Brass Band for only $5 you need to take advantage of it. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The music was great. Be aware it can and often is rainy during portions of the fest. It is always quite warm and very humid. However, as they hold the fest back at the Mint, the Mint has AC and good rest rooms. The museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended this festival Friday and Sunday. We were so impressed--great music, great food options, and great Abita beer. The volunteers were totally accommodating, friendly, and helpful. The exhibit inside the Mint was really impressive. We also sat in on one of the lectures and...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

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

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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

1  Thank KentuckyHighlander
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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

1  Thank Jai W
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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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Response from Vincent M | Reviewed this property |
First of all, have a great time at the Satchmo Summerfest. It's a good time, but it's hot. Carrying around a blanket or folding chairs will probably just add to discomfort from the heat. There are chairs in front of the... More
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