PHOTO: The Fins will perform
Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival Brings Live Music, Food, Fireworks and Fun for All Ages
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 – 10:00 p.m., The Great Lawn, 28 McKinley Ave., Long Branch, NJ
Red Bank, NJ (August 6, 2014) – The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals, voted “Favorite Music Festival” in 2014 in the 6th Annual Discover Jersey Arts’ People’s Choice Awards, ends the summer on a good note by the shore with free entertainment, followed by fireworks at its upcoming Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 12:00 -10:00 p.m. at The Great Lawn, 28 McKinley Ave. in Long Branch, NJ. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food, crafter and sponsor exhibits, an Alex and Ani Hospitality Tent, beachfront views and activities for the entire family, followed by fireworks. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.
The Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival headliner is The Fins. The eight piece blues band has brought together several particularly rich musical styles to form one powerful, hard driving sound. During their tenure they have been the vanguard of rhythm and blues. The Fins are credited with bringing big band blues to the east coast; and their blend of rhythm and blues, jump, swing, jazz and urban Chicago sound has been exciting audiences wherever they perform. Visit www.jerseyshorefestival.org for more information on the lineup of musicians.
Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival Lineup
Headliner: The Fins
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12:45- 1:30 p.m. The JSJBF Youth Ensemble
1:45- 2:30 p.m. Jumpin’ Jack Strobel
2:45- 3:45 p.m. Diane Ducey
4:00- 5:00 p.m. Dockta D & the Infirmary
5:15- 6:15 p.m. Patrice Jegou
6:30- 7:30 p.m. Slim Chance & the Gamblers
7:45- 9:15 p.m. The Fins
“Our Foundation’s award-winning festivals have been entertaining jazz and blues lovers on the Jersey Shore for more than 20 years,” said Dennis Eschbach, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival Series Organizer. “We attract a great crowd of thousands. Alex and Ani and our other sponsors have stepped up in big ways in 2014 to keep the music alive and support our young blues and jazz musicians. Make sure to catch our first act and you’ll be amazed at the incredible talent of our teen performers. They’ll get you up and dancing, ready for more!”
Each year, sponsor donations from the Summer Series of Festivals raise essential funds for the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s operational expenses. Sponsors include Alex and Ani, Comcast, Investors Bank, JCP&L, Peapod, Hunterdon Distributors and Lagunitas Brewing Company.