Festivals/Fairs, Live Music

Satchmo Summerfest remains a very local favorite

Satchmo Summerfest, the festival which began as a celebration of jazz legend Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, Jr., showed that its still a favorite for locals even in its 18th year.

Somehow, the festival, which is held at the New Orleans Jazz Musuem at the Old U.S. Mint, manages to feel like it’s just for us— the locals.

With weather that felt cool and pleasant for a New Orleans first August weekend, the festival gave us everything we needed– some of the best brass bands around and local icons like Irma Thomas and Kermit Ruffins performed on three different stages, while we laid on blankets or popped open our chairs under shade-giving tents and noshed on some of the best festival food of the year from different restaurants and chefs from all of the city.

Thank you, Satchmo Summerfest, for always keeping it local, very local.