Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival – 7/16 – Flushing Meadows (Queens, NY)

LAWW2016logoIn Queens, NY, a brick house stands, but it’s not just any old house–it’s the one jazz legend Louis Armstrong lived in for almost 30 years. To commemorate his talent, it was turned into an educational and historical museum in 2003. Lucky for us, there’s even more to remember about Armstrong at the 3rd Annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World music festival. Located at the Flushing Meadows park in Corona, Queens, right down the road from his final home, and produced by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the festival is a celebration of culture and music, all honoring Armstrong’s legacy.

This year, the festival occurs on July 16th with New Orleans jazz artist Dr. John headlining, along with trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, and jazz-funk trio Soulive. Accompanying the line-up is the fun of Louis’ Backyard Bash, featuring family friendly activities like face-painting, arts and crafts, and more live music. For tickets to the event (free for general admission or $20 for extra access), check out the festival’s website here.

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