The Satchmo Summerfest will reopen Sunday after heavy rains forced organizers to close the festival early on Saturday.
Events begin at 10 a.m. with a Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls St., in Treme. After the service, the “Satchmo Salute” second-line parade will depart from the church and head to the Old U.S. Mint, where gates will open at 11 a.m, organizers said in a news release.
Festival organizers said they have taken "extra measures to keep attendees comfortable" on the final day of the festival.
Performances on Sunday include clarinetist Evan Christopher, pianist Ellis Marsalis and singer Charmaine Neville on the Blue Runner Red Beans and Ricely Yours stage. The symposium will include lectures and presentations by Courtney Bryan, Bruce Raeburn and Ricky Riccardi.
The festival closes on Sunday with a Kermit Ruffins-led trumpet tribute to Louis Armstrong, followed by a “birthday party” with cupcakes for the audience.
Satchmo Summerfest celebrates the legacy of Louis Armstrong. It is produced by French Quarter Festivals Inc., the same nonprofit that stages the French Quarter Festival in April and the Christmas New Orleans Style concert series in December.