Friday, September 19, 2008

Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival--Sept 20

Starting at noon on Saturday, September 20, is the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival. This is another FREE festival with free admission and parking. The two stages will be set up at the corners of Gore and Lockwood and Allen and Lockwood.

From the website:

The Webster-Kirkwood Times presents this eighth annual festival just 10 miles southwest of St. Louis. This year the free, award-winning, family jazz and blues fest celebrates the music and culture of Louisiana. Like the state's signature dish, gumbo, this year's festival offers a spicy stew of diverse ingredients from the Big Easy. Stroll street side shops, devour delicacies, and tune in to jazz born in Louisiana and the soulful holler of the blues that was first sung in the Mississippi Delta.

If you're into jazz and blues, you especially won't want to miss Gumbohead and Erin Bode, playing on separate stages Saturday night from 8-11pm and 7:30-10pm, respectively.

Right before the festival, from 10-11am, is a FREE jazz workshop at Webster University's Community Music School, room 11. Everyone who attends will receive a free gift bag from local retailers. Attendees do not need to bring instruments and there is no advance registration required. For more info, contact Jeanne Huber at the Webster University Music Department at 314-968-7032.

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