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July 31, 2021 – August 1, 2021
by: OffBeat Staff
Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron will return to the New Orleans Jazz Museum as a live event taking place July 31-August 1.
“We are thrilled to announce our comeback,” said Emily Madero, CEO of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the nonprofit organization that has produced the annual event since 2001. “Satchmo SummerFest is the only local festival dedicated to Louis Armstrong. In addition to being a musical genius, Armstrong was a cultural ambassador and fighter. His legacy continues to inspire and provide a source of strength as our community rebounds. We invite our fans to join us for two days of celebration—celebration of local music, culture, and resilience.”
FQFI has diligently worked in coordination with stakeholders, industry peers, and city officials to ensure a safe return of Satchmo SummerFest and French Quarter Fest in 2021. Earlier this year, the organization announced the 2021 French Quarter Festival will take place September 30–October 3. The 2021 festivals will be modified in order to adhere to CDC protocols and guidelines.
In 2020 the Satchmo SummerFest was presented as a virtual event with a seven-day tribute to Armstrong of online concerts and panel discussions.
“Having Satchmo Summerfest with people enjoying the French Quarter and New Orleans’ vibrant music and culture will be the best sign our city is healing and moving forward,” said District “C” Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer. “Our communities have sacrificed and worked together to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus; it’s time that we enjoy spending time with family and friends who we couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.”
Full details, including the music and culinary lineups for both Satchmo SummerFest and French Quarter Festival will be announced in June.
For more information about French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and its sponsored events, call (504) 522-5730 or visit here.