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Satchmo Summerfest 2011

The Big Easy is excited to celebrate the 11th annual Satchmo Summerfest in honor of the American jazz legend and New Orleans native, Louis Armstrong (or who we call Satchmo in this neck of the woods). From Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7, 2011, explore the French Quarter as it celebrates the roots of jazz music from local performances to inspiring seminars. And, of course, no festival in New Orleans can go without the city’s acclaimed cuisine including Creole Jambalaya and chilling Snoballs.

 

New Orleans is excited to honor Louis Armstrong for his influence in jazz throughout the nation. Today we still listen to his soothing voice and lively trumpet playing with hits such as “What a Wonderful World” and “When You’re Smiling.” Not only does Satchmo Fest celebrate Armstrong for his musical influence, but his silent yet inspiring feats with racial differences during the Civil Rights movement.

 

Only a streetcar ride away from the four-day music festival is the Grand Victorian. It is the perfect location for couples, families, and friends to stay while visiting New Orleans. Nestled in the Garden District along St. Charles Avenue, the Grand Victorian provides the perfect location to access the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and Satchmo Fest while still being able to enjoy a restful night in a Victorian mansion.

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