2018 Satchmo Summer Fest Lineup

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Published on: June 21st, 2018

[Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

[Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
[Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

The 2018 Satchmo Summer Festival, New Orleans' annual tribute to Louis Armstrong, happens the first weekend in August each year. Armstrong's birthday was August 4. This year's festival is taking place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint from August 3-5. Daily admission is $5, with children 12 and under admitted free. Music will take place on two tented stages outside the building.

This year's lineup is a powerhouse, with eight acts making their Satchmo Summer Fest debut. Irma Thomas will perform Sunday, August 5. "Mr. Armstrong was an influence on a lot of young children, including me," she says. "I never thought I would be in the business but then saw him as King Zulu when I was nine years old. That parade passed right in front of my house and left such an impression!"

Other artists making their debut this year are Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, Bonerama, Doyle Cooper Jazz Band, Dwayne Burns & His New Orleans Band, James Williams, Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters, and Where Ya At Brass Band. Check out the complete lineup below and tune into WWOZ the week leading up to the festival as we welcome a few different Satchmo Summer Fest artists into our studio to perform live!

For full info, see satchmosummerfest.org.


Barracks Street Stage
12-1:10p Preservation Brass
1:30-2:40p Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses
3-4:10p Jamil Sharif
4:30-5:40p Ellis Marsalis
6-7:10p Bill Summers & Jazalsa
7:30-9p Bonerama

Esplanade Avenue Stage
12:15-1:30p Clive Wilson’s Satchmo Serenaders
1:50-3p Tim Laughlin
3:20-4:30p Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
4:50-6p The Nayo Jones Experience
6:20-7:30p Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band
7:50-9p Soul Rebels


Barracks Street Stage
12-1:10p Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
1:30-2:40p Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints
3-4:10p Mahogany Brass Band
4:30-5:40p Charmaine Neville
6-7:10p Original Pinettes Brass Band
7:30-9p Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet

Esplanade Avenue Stage
12:15-1:30p Doyle Cooper Jazz Band
1:50-3p James Williams
3:20-4:30p Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
4:5-6p Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sounds
6:20-7:30p Calvin Johnson & Native Son
7:50-9p TBC Brass Band


Barracks Street Stage
12-1p Steve Pistorius’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven
1:20-2:20p Storyville Stompers Brass Band
2:40-3:40p Shotgun Jazz Band
4-5p Wendell Brunious
5:20-6:20p Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
6:40-7:30p Ashlin Parker’s Trumpet Mafia
7:30-8p Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong with Ashlin Parker

Esplanade Avenue Stage
12:15-1:20p Mari Watanabe’s Chosen Few Jazz Band
1:40-2:40p Mark Braud
3-4p The Dukes of Dixieland
4:20-5:20p Robin Barnes & the Fiyabirds
5:40-6:40p Jeremy Davenport
7-7:50p Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr.

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