The Flint Jazz Festival is back for its 34th year with a new location. Due to the renovations at Riverbank Park, the festival will be held at the Meadow, located on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center.
“The grass is plush and the magnificent trees will provide plenty of shade to help festival goers stay cool in the hot August sun,” says Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater Flint Arts Council.
Performances are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a total of 12 acts, with headliners including:
- Najee. Known for his smooth jazz sound, the Grammy Award nominee has recorded and toured with world-famous artists such as Chaka Khan, Freddie Jackson, Patti Labelle, Marcus Miller and Herbie Hancock. (Friday, 8-9:30 p.m.)
- Delfeayo Marsalis Quintent. A member of the famous Marsalis musical family, Delfeayo was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in the genre today. (Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m.)
- Tiempo Libre. This Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group is celebrated for its sophisticated and exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. (Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m.)
“It’s three days of the best live music you’ll hear all summer,” Fiedler says.
Admission for Friday is $5, which includes a weekend pass. Admission is $3/day Saturday and Sunday. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FlintJazzFestival.
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