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July 2014

The 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival | Aug. 29th – Sept. 1st, 2014

Josh Redman photographed in Oakland, CA December 13, 2012©Jay Blakesberg
35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Announces
World-Class Lineup with
“Jazz Speaks for Life” Theme
Tenor Saxophonist Joshua Redman to
Serve as 2014 Artist in Residence
World’s Largest Free Jazz Festival to
Take Place August 29 – September 1, 2014
Joshua Redman – Photo Credit: Jay Blakesberg
Detroit, Mich., April 16, 2014 – The Detroit Jazz Festival announces its 2014 Artist in Residence and world-class headlining acts for the 35th annual Labor Day Weekend (Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1) performances. The Festival will stay true to its roots of delivering an expansive lineup, featuring emerging and established artists as well as jazz legends, from both Detroit and around the world.

The 1st Annual Big Blues Blender in Las Vegas | Sept. 25th-29th, 2014

Las Vegas Festival “Big Blues Bender” Announces Festival Lineup: B.B. King, George Thorogood, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tab Benoit & More!
LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Inaugural Big Blues Bender (Sep 25-29, 2014) at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV features a Grammy winning line-up of music superstars including legendary B.B. King and many more. Event packages and VIP experiences are on sale now.

Crystal Cruises Jazz Voyage | Sails Nov. 30th, 2014

Crystal Cruises Crystal Serenity
Top Jazz Musicians Heat Up Crystal Serenity Fall/Winter Cruise
Panama Canal Sailing to Feature Dynamic Shows and Expertise for Classic Jazz Lovers
LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — April 30 may be UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, but November 30 is the first of 11 Jazz days aboard Crystal Cruises’ Jazz-themed voyage sailing through the Panama Canal and Central America. Featuring a new Crystal Serenity itinerary from Costa Rica to Miami, more than twenty of the genre’s most accomplished musicians will perform daily and nightly shows, filling the ship’s elegant theatres, posh nightclubs, and intimate lounges with soulful bass riffs, saxophone solos, and sultry vocals.

The Chicago Jazz Festival | July 26th, Aug. 22nd – 31st, 2014

Jazz image 2012 square
In Honor Of The 100th Anniversary of The Birth of Sun Ra, The Chicago Jazz Festival Will Be Celebrating His Work Through Movie Screenings, Panel Discussions and A Performances by The Sun Ra Arkestra, Under The Direction of Marshall Allen, To Close Out The Festival
With roots in Chicago that would eventually take his music to the world, the prolific Sun Ra regaled the music world with his colorful combination of cosmic philosophy, new jazz sounds and beguiling stagecraft, which included dance and costumes. This musical and cultural impact of Sun Ra’s work has been so profound that the centennial of his birth is an event that will pervade many of the events at this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.

The Festival of Praise Tour 2014 | Feat Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin | Kicks Off Sept. 18th, 2014

Fred Hammond II
Face To Face, Inc. Presents
The Festival of Praise Tour 2014
Featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin
Festival of Praise Kicks-Off in September during
Gospel Music Heritage Month
(Dallas, TX – July 23, 2014) – Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The national tour kicks-off at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on September 18, during Gospel Music Heritage Month (see tour schedule below—more dates to be added in the coming weeks).
Donnie McClurkin II

Katherine Jackson Presents: The 5th Annual Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Tribute Festival of the Arts | Aug. 28th – 30th, 2014

KES Music Group King of Pop Festival
GARY, Ind., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Michael Jackson 5th, Annual “King of Pop” Tribute Festival of the Arts committee is inviting music and art lovers from all over the world to join this year’s celebration at the birth home of Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana.

Charlie Wilson Headlines Grand Opening of Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Entertainment Center | Nov. 18th, 2014

Charlie Wilson at Wind Creek Wetumpka
R&B Icon Charlie Wilson to Headline Wind Creek Wetumpka Entertainment Center Grand Opening
WETUMPKA, Ala., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka (WCW) is slated to host Charlie Wilson for the inaugural concert in the newly completed Wind Creek Wetumpka Entertainment Center. The concert is scheduled for November 14th at 8 pm. Tickets prices start at forty-five dollars and are on sale September 22nd at or Essentials inside the casino.

The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion | Aug. 28th – Sept. 1st, 2014

Tom Joyner and Allstate return to Orlando this Labor Day weekend with events and concerts including The Jacksons, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Michael Baisden, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and more
ORLANDO, Fla., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, along with Allstate Insurance Company, is celebrating family fun with the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion®.