Louis Armstrong: August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971 Satchmo SummerFest

A Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration

August 2 - 5, 2001

Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint
Esplanade at the River
New Orleans, Louisiana


Friday, August 3, 2001
8:00 am - 8:00 pm University of New Orleans Louis Armstrong Centennial Conference: "A Celebration of the Artistry and Legacy of Louis Armstrong" featuring a variety of presentations and discussions with jazz historians, scholars and Armstrong biographers, a Walking Tour of Armstrong's New Orleans, musical performances and other events. (By Admission)
Ongoing Free Admission to Ongoing Exhibits
6:00 pm - 9:00 am Opening Reception for "Sweet" Emma Barrett Exhibit - The public is invited to the opening of a first-time exhibit honoring "Sweet Emma, the Bell Gal", who became one of the best-known bandleaders on Bourbon Street. Free.

Location: New Orleans African-American Museum, 1418 Gov. Nicholls Street, 565-7497. See ongoing exhibits for details.

7:00 pm - 2:00 am "Satchmo Club Strut"

Stroll the Decatur/Frenchmen music corridor for a special "Pay One Price" club crawl to Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, Palm Court Jazz Café, El Matador, Cafe Brasil, the Tin Roof Café, and other premier clubs for performances honoring the Louis Armstrong legacy by noted groups such as Arvell Shaw & the Armstrong Alumni Allstars, the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Astral Project, David Dunbar & the Southern Peach Sweet Tarts with Ellen Rogers, and Irakli & the Louis Ambassadors from France. Event is a fundraiser for the Jazz Centennial Celebration's educational outreach programs.

Satchmo Club Strut Music Schedule

Tickets are $20 and they may be purchased in advance through TicketWeb, or by calling 1-866-468-7630, or from Snug Harbor and Palm Court on the evening of the event.

(Note: Arvell Shaw & the Armstrong Alumni Allstars will perform in concert at Palm Court Jazz Café at 8 p.m. This concert and the club crawl are free to Centennial Conference participants.)

Note: Event schedules & artist appearances are subject to change.

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