Satchmo SummerFest

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Satchmo SummerFest in 2012
Satchmo SummerFest in 2018

Satchmo SummerFest (also known as Satchmofest) is an annual music festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in celebration of the jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. It is held in early August in order to coincide with August 4, Armstrong's birthday. Traditionally it is held on the grounds of the old New Orleans Mint, now part of the Louisiana State Museum. It has multiple stages, including stages for traditional and contemporary jazz, big-band jazz, and a children's stage for up-and-coming jazz musicians. In his book New Atlantis, John Swenson said that it "never fails to be one of the most joyous and characteristically New Orleans festivals of the year."[1]

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  1. ^ John Swenson (9 May 2011). New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans. Oxford University Press. pp. 105–106. ISBN 978-0-19-977958-1.

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