It may seem out of pocket for a tribute concert to the late, great Louis Armstrong to be hosted in Queens, New York, but when you think about it – it actually makes sense. The iconic New Orleans-born trumpet player spent a little over the last two-decades of his life in the Queens area, so it’s appropriate to honor the place where he last played a tune.
The second annual Louis Armstrong Wonderful World Festival will be on Saturday, June 20 at noon in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The music fest—courtesy of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College—will include food, art, family-friendly activities, and of course soulful tunes. Headlining the summer time jazz fun will be the forever soul-satisfying Lauryn Hill, local Afrobeat heroes Antibalas, Big Easy brass band, the Rebirth Brass Band and many more.
The best part about the outdoor fest is that it’s free (a welcome contrast from many others happening this summer with skyrocket ticket prices). Just reserve a spot and take a trip to the wonderful world of Louis Armstrong here.
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