Seek out a better experience, upgrade to a full membership! (Learn more)
 News Jazz 07/06/2018

Fifth Annual Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival Set For July 21, 2018

Fifth Annual Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival Set For July 21, 2018

Video news

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College has announced that the fifth annual Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival will take place on Saturday, July 21 at the historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park -- the same borough where Louis Armstrong lived for more than twenty years and within walking distance of his former home, which is now a national landmark operated by the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

This year's festival will be headlined by legendary Queens rapper, Action Bronson. Bronson, who shares a home borough with Armstrong and has been hailed over the last decade as "one of the most promising prospects in New York hip-hop" (NYT), Bronson is a fitting artist to host the celebration of music's greatest innovators. The rapper's flamboyant phraseology, explosively charismatic nature, and entrepreneurial spirit make him one of the most exciting acts in the music world today.

He will be joined by eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels, who continue to chart new territory blending tones of funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. Okayplayer writes that the Rebels are doing their part in "sublimating the homogenous tones of the contemporary urban music landscape with the lush instrumentation of our culture's root."

"We can't wait to take NYC festival-goers on a thrilling ride from Queens to New Orleans and back, at the same time that we honor and celebrate the legacy of America's greatest musical icon, Louis Armstrong," says the Kupferberg Center team. "For this year's What a Wonderful World Festival, we honor Satchmo's life in Corona by featuring one of Queens' finest, Action Bronson, and we remember his birthplace by presenting the Soul Rebels, who will bring their New Orleans sound to the field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park."

Additional musical acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to a diverse musical line-up, the festival will include food trucks, activities, and more, all paying tribute to the legacy of Louis Armstrong. Additionally, Ricky Riccardi, the Director of Research Collections at Louis Armstrong House Musuem and author of "What A Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years," will host lectures and appear at the festival's Louis Armstrong House Museum tent.

The free festival will kick off at 4PM. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $25, which includes a private viewing area and access to premium restrooms. For more information, visit

The 2018 Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival is produced by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College in association with The Bowery Presents, a major partner providing generous financial, booking, marketing and operational support. Other partners include Queens College/CUNY, the NYC Department of Parks and Recrecation, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Additional Funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

LAWW on the Web:

Most read news of the week
Michael Ketterer And Influence Music Conquer Billboard Charts, Simon's Golden Buzzer And America's Got Talent!
Calum Scott Joins Pentatonix For North American Summer Tour; Debut Ablum 'Only Human' Out Now
Three New Shows Added To Lineup At Innsbrook After Hours In Richmond, VA
Bullet For My Valentine Reveal Official Music Video For Current Single 'Letting You Go'
Experience Captivating Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux At QPAC
iHeartMedia Announces 2018 Lineup For Its Legendary iHeartRadio Music Festival
Astronomique - 'Losing Our Control'
Anne Hathaway Carries Jill Milan To 'Ocean's 8' Premiere In New York
London Rapper C86 Launches Music Video For His New Single 'The Dark Ages'
The Dallas Winds Release John Williams At The Movies Album July 6
2018 CMT Music Awards Feature This Summer's Newest Music With Multiple World Premiere TV Performances
Lady Parts Justice League Release Summer 2018 Tour Dates
The Belle Sounds Premieres New Single 'Like A Villain'
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Shine In The Official Trailer For 'A Star Is Born'
"Nathan's Kingdom" Starring Actor On Autism Spectrum Premieres At Dances With Films Festival

© 2001-2019 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0089800 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0035421848297119 secs
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.
Latest charts