Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival kicks off Friday
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • August 23, 2013 @ 3:28pm
Hot jazz and cool food.
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is taking place from 5 to 10:30 p.m. today (Friday) and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the festival is free for everyone and there will also be free parking for attendees at Artpark’s lower level parking lot located off of North Fourth St.
“The Lewiston Jazz Festival offers a wide variety of jazz styles,” according to event organizers. “Our ‘rising stars’ of the twenty to thirty something age group, will grab you with their emerging interpretations of this musical genre.
Our more seasoned musicians will perform jazz tunes that span six decades of straight on-jazz, latin jazz or pop-infused favorites. In between we have solos, trios and big bands. It’s all about jazz here but there’s enough of a variety to make you want to see every single performance.”
In addition to some great live music, there will also be a classic car show from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and jewelry show on both days on the corner of South Fifth and Center St.
And did I mention the food?
“Taste some very cool food as the region’s finest chefs come out of their kitchens and onto the street to showcase their culinary talents, offering everything to delight your palate—from grilled ravioli to rice balls to greek souvlaki to traditional WNY beef on weck,” says the festival website.
Headliners for this year’s festival include local musician and inventive alto sax soloist, Bobby Militello performing on Friday and the work of Lionel Hampton featuring Jason Marsalis, Kevin Mahogany, Jasey Falk and Sharp Radway.