NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Officials with Satchmo SummerFest Thursday announced the musical lineup for the 16th annual festival.
This year's lineup includes the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Kermit Ruffins, Brass-A-Holics, Yoshio Toyama and the Dixie Saints, Jeremy Davenport, Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring James Andrews, Victor Goines (debut), Wendell Brunious, and many more.
The fest will also feature The Satchmo Symposium that includes three days of seminars with Satchmo scholars and musicians. It will be held inside the Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.
In addition to music and education, Satchmo SummerFest showcases New Orleans' most important indigenous traditions, such as a Sunday morning Jazz Mass at the historic St. Augustine Church in Treme; a traditional second line parade; and traditional jazz dance lessons.
The festival will take place in Jackson Square Aug. 5-7.
Daily admission is $5 (children 12 and under are free). For more information, visit fqfi.org or call 504-522-5730.