I hope everyone was able to get out and "strut" last night. What an amazing line-up of musicians!! We got to catch the Hot Club of New Orleans, Chris Thomas King, Davell Crawford, Shamarr Allen, Allen Toussaint, and Donald Harrison - all in one night!! Wish we could have cloned ourselves to catch everybody. If you did miss the strut - no worries - cause there's more Satchmo celebratin' today and tomorrow!!
Get your self down to the Quarter to the corner of Decatur and Esplanade for Satchmo SummerFest today and Sunday! Satchmo SummerFest has extended its hours from noon to 8 pm and for the first time, fans will enjoy ‘Satchmo in the Shade’ - musical performances under completely tented areas. The new 40-by-80-foot tents will cover stage areas and provide relief from the August heat!! Check out today's amazing musical line-up:
Red Beans & Ricely Yours Stage presented by WWLTV
Noon -1:00 p.m. -- Seva Venet & the Storyville String Band
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. -- Jason Marsalis Quartet
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Treme Brass Band
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. -- Lars Edegran's Ragtime Orchestra featuring Lionel Ferbos
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. -- Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints
6:30 -8:00 p.m. --Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
Cornet Chop Suey Stage presented by OffBeat
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. -- The Last Staws
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. -- Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. -- Tom McDermott and Kevin Clark present 'Louis Armstrong, the Early Years'
4:00 -5:00 p.m. -- New Orleans Moonshiners
5:15-6:30 p.m. -- Will Smith & the New Orleans Jazz Cats
6:45-8:00 p.m. -- Soul Rebels Brass Band
For a complete list of seminars, special events, food, drinks and fun - click on the Satchmo SummerFest link - http://www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest/
Looking for some air conditioned fun? Then get yourself over to the New Orleans Convention Center in Hall J for the Great American Seafood Kick-Off!! The cooking begins at 11:00 am and goes on all day and winners will be announced at 4:30 pm! Guests of the cook-off will enjoy some seafood sampling, complimentary water, snacks from Whole Foods and Budweiser Beer (for those guests who are over 21). Tickets are only $5 for this fun event - so come celebrate with some great seafood! For more info click on the above link.
And of course tonight is the night for breaking out your fanciest white linen suit or dress for Whitney White Linen night. Cruise up and down Julia Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm...and then head on over to the after party at the CAC (900 Camp St.) admission is $10 and free for CAC members... Check out the White Linen link for all the amazing art and music going on this evening.
And if you're linen is not that white and not too dirty (hey - that's next Saturday!) My buddy Will Smith has some fun for you! Head on over to Will Smith's Studio & Home on the corner of Camp & Calliope for the Off White Linen Party! Come and enjoy local art, fashion and music in the New Orleans Arts District, now featuring the Mardi Gras Indians!
- Appreciate the art by Margie Ayres, Mardi Claw, Bruce Faw, Rebecca Frost, Rachelle O'Brien, Shmuela, Will Smith, Mike Stabile
- Enjoy the fashion with looks by Kendra Bonga, Magazine Metals, Miette, Marigold Pascual
- Dance to the music with DJ Lingerie, Jazzholes, Jim O. & The Sporadic Fanatics, Micah McKee, Loren Murrell, Missy Meatlocker, O.L.D.
- And enjoy refresments by Abita, and snacks by Holly Tamale!
If you're a WWOZ member and supporter - WWOZ has a gift for you tonight! WWOZ and The Howlin' Wolf (828 S. Peters) invite ‘OZ members to the White Linen Night After Party with Rebirth Brass Band! Present your valid WWOZ Membership Card at the box office to receive special 'OZ 2-for-1 tickets! The WWOZ Outreach Krewe will be there with prizes and information on your community radio station. The show starts at 10:00 pm and doors open at 9:00 pm.
If you're looking for more music and fun stuff check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar! Have a good one!