The 3,000 passenger Riverboat Louis Armstrong is New Orleans’ newest, most luxurious, and most unique concert and events venue on the Mississippi River. The Riverboat Louis Armstrong is a traditional riverboat featuring four beautifully appointed floors, three fully-stocked bars, and a large covered promenade deck with the best view of the city. This vessel has four private dining rooms giving it the largest indoor capacity available of any riverboat in New Orleans.
Join Louis Armstrong Historian Ricky Riccardi and get Satchmo Centric aboard the Riverboat Louis Armstrong! A weekend of all things Satchmo kicks off Friday night with the official Launch Party of Satchmo SummerFest! Friday night, we will celebrate and groove with New Orleans Jazz All-Star Line Up and the debut of the custom-curated Life of Louis Armstrong Art exhibit. The Life of Louis will be told through an interactive collaboration of New Orleans Musicians, Satchmo Expert Ricky Riccardi and The New Orleans Jazz Museum. As Satchmo said himself “To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!”. The same is true for this Launch Party… there is no question, we are bringing it back in style.
July 30, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Top New Orleans Musicians and Artists join forces to produce an immersive experience rooted in the history and culture of Louis Armstrong. This Friday night Launch Party not only kicks off Satchmo SummerFest but celebrates the long-awaited return of our beloved Festival Season. Enjoy a step back in time as we relish the sounds and history of Louis Armstrong while exploring the Life of Louis as presented by The New Orleans Jazz Museum.
With features from many New Orleans Jazz Greats, Players Ella and Louie Tribute Band revive the timeless era of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. New Orleans Jazz Allstars Featuring: Wendell Brunious, Eileina Dennis, Mark Braud, Sharon Martin, Freddie Lonzo, Joe Lastie, Christian Winther, Joe Lastie, Mitchell Player, Leslie Martin and Eric Merchant.
Combining the sights and sounds of Satchmo, you will indulge in cuisine that highlight's some of Louis' most favorite foods and an open bar!
Food will include:
Fried Plantains with Mango Chutney
Smoked Alligator Sausage en Croute with Creole Mustard
BBQ Shrimp & Grits Shooters
Deluxe Cheeses & Charcuterie
Chef’s assortment of pates, cheeses, cured Italian meats, homemade jams & chutney, mustards, pickled vegetables, croustades
Pepper Crusted tuna: Curry Scented Roll, Asian Slaw, Ginger Mayo
Pan Roasted Crab Cake: Honey bread, fried pickle chips, smoked tomato tartar sauce
Italian Sausage Meatballs with roasted peppers & Marinara on rosemary focaccia
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Orleans aboard the Riverboat Louis Armstrong! Ring in the New Year with a front row seat to the fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River. Enjoy an exclusive gala aboard New Orleans' most unique venue.Click for More Info »