The 1st Annual Lakefront Jazz & Blues Festival | July 10th, 2010

First-Ever Lakefront Jazz and Blues
Festival Launches With Jonny Lang and Other Top Performers


 
                        (Joyce Cooling)

Prior Lake Rotary Brings Free,
Family-friendly Musical Event to Lakefront Park

PRIOR LAKE, Minn., April
14
/PRNewswire/ — Grammy-award winning musician and Midwest
native Jonny Lang, along with an exciting
lineup of musical talent, will launch the first ever Lakefront Jazz and
Blues Festival in Prior Lake, Minn. on
Saturday, July 10.

The Lakefront Jazz and
Blues Festival is the brainchild of the Prior Lake Rotary and is
presented by Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux
Community.

“We are absolutely
thrilled to be introducing this exciting event with such high caliber
talent as Jonny Lang,” said Shaun Naya, Event Co-Chair and Fundraising
Chair for the Prior Lake Rotary. “The Prior Lake Rotary has been working
hard to bring this festival to fruition and we have been extremely
pleased by the support of local businesses and organizations that have
stepped forward to help make this event a success.”

The day-long festival
will start at 1 p.m. with a variety of
well known jazz and blues artists and culminate with Jonny Lang‘s live performance. Food and
beverages along with a kids’ activity area sponsored by Girl Scouts of
America will also be part of the activities provided at Lakefront Park.

“From the very
beginning it was our goal to create a free, family-friendly musical
event, while showcasing our beautiful city, and raising money to
continue the philanthropic missions supported by our club,” said Event
Co-Chair Dave Card.

In addition to Lang,
other performers scheduled to entertain festival guests include:

  • Urban jazz headliner Nick Colionne,
    who dazzles audiences with his captivating live guitar performances and
    colorful costumes that have tagged him “the best dressed man in jazz.”
  • Popular
    guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Joyce
    Cooling (pictured above)
    , who is recognized as one of the most dynamic
    contemporary jazz guitarists in the world for her vibrant, body-moving
    sound.
  • Blues giant Lil’ Ed Williams,
    a talented guitarist, soulful vocalist and member of the popular band
    The Blues Imperials, which has been performing around the world for 25
    years.


Organizers hope to
attract 10,000 people to Lakefront Park, which would make it one of the
largest music events in the south metro area. The free event does not
require admission tickets, and a complimentary shuttle service to the
park will be available from various locations throughout Prior Lake.

    

WHAT: First-ever Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival

WHERE: Lakefront Park
Prior Lake, MN 55372

WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 2010
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

COST: Free

Mystic Lake Casino
Hotel is also offering a Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival hotel package
for visitors. The $129 special includes a
premier, double occupancy guestroom, free valet parking, free access to
Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, complimentary transportation to and from
Lakefront Park on Saturday and a variety of exceptional discounts for
entertainment at the hotel. For more information about the package or to
make reservations, call 1-800-813-7349 and reference code JAZZ10, or
visit www.mysticlake.com/hotel.

For more information
about the Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival, please visit www.lakefrontjazz.com.

About Prior Lake
Rotary Club

The Prior Lake Rotary
Club is a community service organization responsible for enhancing the
quality of life for its residents through humanitarian service and the
encouragement of high ethical standards in all vocations. The Club has
70 members and is recognized for its quality and array of services and
leadership in the local community, region, nation and throughout the
world. Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and
professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service
and address today’s challenges – including illiteracy, disease, hunger,
poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns.

Prior Lake Rotary Club

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