10 a.m. at the Louis Armstrong Statue (enter Armstrong Park at the Rampart Street at St. Ann gate)
FREE and open to the public Join us to celebrate the 111th anniversary of Louis Armstrong's birth.
French Quarter Festials, Inc. presents a birthday salute and press conference, New Orleans Style!
Enjoy a very special birthday cake and music by the 'Satchmo of Japan' - Yoshio Toyama and the Dixie Saints.
Sponsored by Buttermilk Drop Bakery, Event Rentals and Bernard Productions
Dance lessons for all ages will take place in between sets, Saturday and Sunday, at the Cornet Chop Suey Stage during Satchmo SummerFest. There are fun to participate in, or just observe! Sponsored by nolajitterbugs.com with lessons by Dancing Man 504, NOLA Jitterbugs, and Dance Quarter. Festival goers will learn traditional jazz dancing, second line, swing, and blues.
St. Augustine Church is located at 1210 Gov. Nicholls Street in Treme
Arrive early! Standing room only event
Celebrate the 12th annual Satchmo SummerFest, featuring the Treme Brass Band – a unique Sunday morning music ministry at the church of Sidney Bechet. At 11:30, following mass, join the ‘Satchmo Salute’ Second Line Parade featuring Grand Marshall Boe Monkey Red, Jennifer Jones, Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Million Dollar Baby Dolls, Dumaine Street Gang, Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Undefeated Divas, TBC (To Be Continued) Brass Band, Baby Boyz Brass Band, and more. Sponsored by Rhodes Funeral Home.
Not a lot of people know that Louis Armstrong loved to make collages and that he created over 500 in his spare time! The children’s area will feature a special collage project, where families can create their own Armstrong-inspired collages.
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is one of over 380 national parks in the United States. The park’s mission is to preserve the origins, history and progression of an original American art form – jazz. Complete the activities and become a Junior Ranger!
Louis Armstrong was the King of Zulu in 1949. Get creative with the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club Under the direction of ‘Mac’ and his Junior Zulus, kids can decorate and keep their very own Zulu coconut, while learning about the history and traditions of this beloved New Orleans institution.
Kids can make their own second-line umbrella to keep. These umbrellas can be used by the kids in our second-line parade led by Treme Brass Band on Saturday and New Birth Brass Band on Sunday. Second line is a tradition of brass band parades in New Orleans. The “first line” is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band. Those who follow the band are called the “second line.” “Second lining” refers to the style of dance, in which participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air. It has been called “the quintessential New Orleans art form — a jazz funeral without a body.”
Join us in our indoor ‘movie theater’ on the second floor of the Old U.S. Mint for Louis Armstrong on film, including: ‘You Rascal You’ (Betty Boop cartoon); ‘The Skeleton in the Closet’ (from 1936’s ‘Pennies from Heaven’); ‘Jeepers Creepers’ (Louis sings to a horse); ‘When the Saints go Marching In’ (1959); ‘Hello Dolly’ (1965); ‘The Faithful Hussar’ (1965); ‘The Bare Necessities’ (1968); ‘Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah’ (1970); and a duet with Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop on ‘The Whiffenpoof Song’ (1970). Many thanks to Ricky Riccardi for his editing and creativity!