The Atlantic Beach Inaugural Jazz Festival, sponsored by the Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee, brings jazz to the community with this Inaugural event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3-8 pm.
Celebrity Guest Emcees Charlene Shirk of WJCT and Kent Justice of WJXT will welcome The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I; Kelly Scott Sextet with Dave Steinmeier; Gary Starling Jazz Band; and Chris Thomas 15 piece jazz ensemble band will entertain audiences. Bring your chairs and blankets, sit up front near the stage, kick back and relax in the tree canopy park. The City will also provide chairs in the back for those who prefer solid seating.
Food vendors Culhane's Irish Pub, Kosmos Kettle Korn, Mangroves, and Shakti Kitchen along with food trucks Mother Truckin' Pizza, and What's Smokin' will have food and drinks for purchase (ID required for Culhane's Irish Pub tent). An afternoon and evening event you won't want to miss at Johansen Park, 1300 Seminole Road in Atlantic Beach.
This year's winning poster, created by Kurtis Loftus, will be available for sale as a keepsake, as will other items with the poster logo embellished at the Jazz Festival on September 15th.
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