Come celebrate The King of Jazz!

Greetings, fellow music lovers and festival enthusiasts! I’m Karen Brem, the Marketing Director for the New Orleans Guest House, and I am beyond thrilled to invite you to one of the most anticipated events of the year: the Satchmo SummerFest! Mark your calendars for August 3rd and 4th, 2024, because this is a celebration you won’t want to miss.

Honoring a Jazz Legend

Satchmo SummerFest, presented by the New Orleans Tourism and Culture Fund, is a vibrant, two-day festival dedicated to honoring the legendary Louis Armstrong, affectionately known as “Satchmo.” This annual event, set in the heart of the French Quarter on the grounds of the old New Orleans Mint (now the New Orleans Jazz Museum at 400 Esplanade Ave.), brings together music lovers from around the world to celebrate the life and legacy of one of jazz music’s greatest icons.

A Melodic Tribute

The festival features two stages of live music, showcasing the very best of New Orleans’ jazz scene. Whether you’re a lifelong fan of Armstrong’s music or a newcomer to the world of jazz, you’ll find something to tap your toes to. The lineup includes a mix of traditional jazz, swing, and contemporary sounds, ensuring that there’s a melody for everyone.

A Culinary Delight

But the Satchmo SummerFest isn’t just about the music—oh no, it’s a full-blown cultural experience! Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey through Louisiana’s finest cuisine. Our local restaurants will be serving up mouth-watering dishes that capture the essence of our vibrant food scene. From savory jambalaya to sweet beignets, there will be plenty of delicious options to keep you fueled for the festivities.

Learn and Discover

For those who want to dive deeper into the life and times of Louis Armstrong, the festival also features an indoor lecture series. These informative sessions will cover various aspects of Armstrong’s incredible career and his enduring impact on the world of music. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the man behind the music and understand why he remains such a beloved figure to this day.

A Celebration of History

Did you know that the first Satchmo SummerFest took place in 2001 to celebrate what would have been Louis Armstrong’s 100th birthday? That same year, the New Orleans airport was renamed Louis Armstrong International Airport in his honor. The festival has since evolved into one of the top annual celebrations in our city, drawing visitors from near and far to revel in the joyous spirit of Satchmo.

Stay with Us

At the New Orleans Guest House, we take great pride in offering clean, affordable accommodations with a warm, welcoming staff. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every guest has a pleasurable stay, and we’re conveniently located within easy walking distance of the Satchmo SummerFest. After a day of music, food, and fun, you can return to a comfortable room where you can rest and recharge for another day of festivities. For additional information on accommodations visit us at or phone us directly at (504)566-1177.

Join the Fun!

So, whether you’re a jazz aficionado, a foodie, or simply looking for a fantastic way to spend a summer weekend, we invite you to join us at the Satchmo SummerFest. It’s an experience that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of New Orleans: vibrant, joyous, and full of life. For more information about the festival, visit [](

We at the New Orleans Guest House can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful city and share in the magic of this incredible event. Come for the music, stay for the hospitality, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

See you at the Satchmo SummerFest!


Karen Brem

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