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Today in NOLA 8.4.17

Today, the annual celebration of New Orleans son Louis Armstrong will begin at the Jazz Museum. Sweet Crude will play a homecoming show at Gasa Gasa, while Alliance Française will screen a French teen film. NOMA's John Waters Festival returns with Hairpsray.  Despite popular myth that he was born on the Fourth of July, Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Pops Rocks

Satchmo SummerFest Previewed with Director Marci Scramm

The summer heat is starting to peak which means that the time chill out with some cool jazz is nearly upon us. Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron' will be celebrating 15 years of festin’ and feting Pops this weekend (7.30-8.02). NoDef checked in with Executive Director Marci Schramm for the inside track.

Fest Lineup Pops

Satchmo SummerFest Schedule Reveal

Satchmo Summerfest, the perennial summertime music festival in the French Quarter, released their 2015 lineup today. As the name suggest, the festival dedicated to New Orleans native musical deity, Louis Armstrong. The event will be held from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd on the grounds of the old U.S. Mint at the corner of Decatur St. and Esplanade Ave.

Satchmo Still Swinging (Photos)

Satchmo SummerFest picked up steam during its second day. Hometown favorites, the Treme Brass Band, stole the show and the jazz was interrupted only by po boys, sausage, and Abitas. Simply put, it was a good day in New Orleans. NoDef's Rachel June was on the grounds to capture the sights amidst the sounds.

Today in Satchmo: Sunday

Kermit Ruffins is the evening’s headliner at Satchmo Fest today, playing a full performance and his annual Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours Stage. Arrive early to see the Norbert Slama Quartet and the high school musicians of the Red Wolf Brass Band. Plus, educational seminars, a second line for kids, a lecture by acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and plenty to eat and drink. Wrap up your festival weekend in style:

Today in NOLA: 8.3.14

Satchmo Fest wraps up this evening with a special two-part performance from Kermit Ruffins. But tonight’s biggest show is none other than Justin Timberlake, the former NSYNC singer who matured into one of R&B’s biggest crossover stars. French film continues at the Prytania tonight, with a screening of Michel Gondry’s well-received new work at 5p.m. On this day in 1918, Louisiana ratified Prohibition—perish the thought. More details tonight:

Soulful Start

Photo Recap: Satchmo Summerfest Day 1

Satchmo Summerfest got underway at the U.S. Mint on Friday (8-1). Sizzling performances under the tent from Charmaine Neville, John Boutte, Preservation Hall Brass Band kept the crowd moving all day long.  Rachel June was onhand to capture the action:

Today at Satchmo SummerFest: Saturday, Aug. 2

A predicted high of 89 degrees can’t stop the second day of Satchmo SummerFest. This afternoon’s first performance will be Lars Edegran and the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra. Choose between Glen David Andrews or the Brass-A-Holics to finish the night. Plus, educational seminars, a second line for kids, rare footage of Louis Armstrong, and plenty to eat and drink. Read on for full Saturday details:

Today in NOLA: 8.2.14

Saturday evening is White Linen Night in the Art District on Julia Street. Satchmo SummerFest plays on at the Old U.S. Mint, and the French Film Festival continues. Big History and I, Octopus each play a goodbye show, and Ex-Cult and Mykki Blanco cause a ruckus tonight. Learn how you could conceivably spend the entire afternoon, evening, night, and early morning seeing live music in New Orleans:

Satchmo SummerFest Cuts to the Roots (VIDEO)

Satchmo SummerFest kicked off this morning. Local leaders and arts personalities gathered in front of the Old US Mint to celebrate the music festival’s start and honor it’s namesake, Louis Armstrong. City Councilm embers Jarred Brossett and Jason Williams joined festival director, Marci Schramm, to make remarks about the event and enjoy a performance by the Roots of Music.

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