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Aug 04
Scranton Jazz Festival
Sunday, Aug 04
@ 11:00 am
Downtown Scranton
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All of Downtown Scranton will serve as center stage for an award-winning music festival as the 19th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival returns to the Electric City, Friday through Sunday, August 2 through 4. The festival is made possible through partnerships with Blu Elefante Events, PA Jazz Alliance Inc., Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau, First Friday Scranton, Lackawanna County, and Scranton Tomorrow, and with the generous support of sponsors and media partners.

Featuring national, regional and local musicians, fans will enjoy the extensive variety and unique experience they have grown to expect, and love, along with a new Jazz Marketplace on Courthouse Square on Saturday. Through a partnership with Lackawanna Market, the marketplace will feature family-friendly activities. While enjoying the festivities, visitors to Downtown Scranton are encouraged to explore the many restaurants, pubs, cafés and retail shops in the Business District.

Reminiscent of a New Orleans style festival, the Scranton Jazz Festival will feature two ticketed main stage performances and multiple free venues throughout Downtown Scranton. Main Stage artists include the award-winning swing group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Saturday, and the Emmy nominated Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band with Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano on Sunday.

The Scranton Jazz Festival has garnered international recognition and has been mentioned in U.S. News and World Report for the cultural diversity and integrity it has brought to northeastern Pennsylvania. In celebration of its commitment to the arts, admission is free to the Jazz Walk on Friday and Saturday, and to the Jazz Marketplace on Saturday.