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Thursday, April 7, 2011

28th Annual Glendale AZ Jazz & Blues Festival April 9-10, 2011

The city of Glendale’s 28th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a tremendous lineup of local, regional and national entertainment in Historic Downtown Glendale April 9-10.

Again this year, Glendale’s longest-running festival will also feature an eclectic mix of artisans representing a myriad of art forms. The jazz headliners, Randy Brecker and John Abercrombie, are both nationally renowned artists that will amaze audiences during the free music festival April 9-10 in downtown Glendale.

The city of Glendale’s Jazz & Blues Festival is not just about music, as the event will also feature craft artisans and delicious food and beverages, including wine tasting by Kokopelli Winery.  In addition, two artists will work on-site, giving event attendees an interactive, one-of-a-kind experience to add to the musical performances.

The event will run noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Admission is free. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues.

This year for the first time, event attendees will have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, located at City Hall, at 59th and Glendale avenues and the Bank of America building at 58th Drive and Glenn Drive. The preferred parking fee is $10. Surface street parking in the area will remain free.

Sponsors for the event include APS, The Arizona Republic, ABC15, Kokopelli Winery, the Phoenix Coyotes, KOOL, KMLE, JAMZ, Pacific Monarch, Sedona Pines, Residence Inn / Springhill Suites and Adina Holistics.

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