Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival Announces Musical Lineup
Annual outdoor event to be held Sept. 19
Marquise Knox (click for larger version)
May 29, 2015
Musical acts are set for the 15th annual Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival, to be held Sept. 19. Webster's biggest music event is back with a fresh collection of the area's greatest talents in the genres of jazz, blues and much more.
"The Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival has grown to be one of the most respected music events in the region and our ever-evolving lineups reflect this," said Terry Perkins, musical director for the festival. "Some of this year's acts have influences from rock, funk, R&B, jazz, blues, and soul. Some of the most unique and inventive bands will be hitting our stages this year.
The Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival is held in the heart of downtown Webster Groves, surrounded by historic buildings and locally-owned restaurants and shops. Passing trains provide a backdrop of percussive rhythm while the buildings give an acoustic boost.
The festival books the best local jazz and blues acts and – with this year's diverse lineup of notable acts that blend different styles – is expected to attract more than the 13,000 music fans it draws each year.
Live music will be played throughout the day on the festival's two performance stages.
Acts include the Scott Air Force Base Starlifters, Gene Dobbs Bradford & The Blues Experience, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, the Webster University Jazz Ensemble and the Marquise Knox Blues Revue.
The Old Webster's Got Talent winner will also take the stage, along with the Webster Groves High School Jazz Band, Jesse Gannon, Matt Rowland, Kevin Ward & The St. Louis Jazz All Stars, Dreaming in Colour and Bach to the Future with Eric Marienthal (lineup is subject to change).
Last year crowds flooded the streets of Webster Groves for these talented performers, delicious food and drinks.
Visit www.oldwebsterjazzfestival.com for complete details.