New Orleans is known for its jazz history and culture. We honor this historical Jazz culture with a celebration of New Orleans own, Louis Armstrong “Satchmo.” The New Orleans Satchmo Summer Festival is a free American Jazz festival put on by the French Quarter Festivals Inc. to celebrate the life and works of Louis Armstrong. Featuring free local New Orleans jazz, the Satchmo Festival will be held from August 4th-7th in the French Quarter, at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, only steps away from the French Market. read more
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It’s that time of the year! The city is taking down Christmas decorations and putting up purple, green and gold. It’s a very magical and fun time. Being a native and taking all that our city has to offer for granted, we sometimes forget how these traditions are viewed from the outside world. Here is a list of questions that I am typically asked about Mardi Gras in case you are also curious about the basics of the celebration.
Enjoy jazz, gospel, classical and traditional music performed by some of our finest local talent.
Mon. Dec. 6th Ellis Marsalis
Wed. Dec. 8th Zion Harmonizers
Sun. Dec. 12th Ingrid Lucia
Mon. Dec. 13th Trish Foti Genco
Tues. Dec. 14th Danny O’Flaherty
Wed. Dec. 15th Tom McDermott
Thurs. Dec. 16th Philip Manuel
Sun. Dec. 19th St Louis Cathedral Basilica Concert
Mon. Dec. 20th Waltler Wolfman Washington
Tues. Dec. 21st Irvin Mayfield
Seven stunning Garden District homes, decorated for for the Christmas holiday will be open for viewing. There will also be a holiday boutique available with a variety of vendors selling local wares – great opportunity for a bit of Christmas shopping.
As the sun goes down, the call is made to light more than 100 wooden bonfires on both the east and west sides of the Mississippi River – a tradition that dates back to the 1880′s.
This festival was founded as a celebration of the local sandwich and the role it has played in New Orleans culinary culture. There’ll be three stages of music, an artist village, prizes and games at the children’s section, a po-boy history center, and without fail, the tastiest po-boys available in New Orleans. The festival is held on Oak Street and Carrollton Ave. Leave the car behind, it’s only a 20 minute streetcar from from Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast.