Summer Concert Series At Louis Armstrong House
New York City’s summer concert season just got very cool with the Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2013. Three hot NYC jazz bands will play in Louis Armstrong House’s garden this summer: Bria’s Hot Five with Bria Skonberg on July 4 – Louis Armstrong’s birthday, Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars on July 20 and Peter & Will Anderson Sextet on August 17. Each concert is at 2:00 p.m. Concerts include complimentary red beans ‘n’ rice (Armstrong’s favorite recipe) and sweet tea. And, since Armstrong always celebrated his birthday on July 4, birthday cake will be served during the Fourth of July event to celebrate.
For the first time, the museum has launched advance ticket sales for this series. All advance tickets include a Historic House Tour pass (good for six months). Advance single tickets are $18. A series subscription is available for $45 and includes reserved VIP seats. Tickets at the door are $20. Advance tickets can only be purchased online at www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th St. in Corona. For information, call 718.478.8274.
Currently on exhibit: Swingin’ with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong and Baseball, now through August 31, free with museum admission.