Satchmo SummerFest returns August 4-7, and with it comes the Satchmo Club Strut on Friday, August 5. This year’s club crawl on Frenchmen Street includes Allen Toussaint, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, the Cottonmouth Kings and the Charmaine Neville Band. The brass band tradition will be represented by the Treme Brass Band and the Free Agents Brass Band, who’ll be playing on the street.
The event is a fundraiser for the New Orleans Jazz Celebration’s outreach programs, which work to raise awareness of jazz and local jazz musicians both here and abroad through a host of means including exchange programs. Strutters can purchase a general admission wristband that allows them entrance into the venues and access to the outdoor Jane Alley stage across from d.b.a. A VIP wristband can also be purchased that will allow Strutters entrance to all venues, including Snug Harbor and a VIP party featuring complimentary food and beverages provided by New Orleans restaurants.
Tickets are available at NOJC.org, where a full schedule with performers and venues can be found.