JAZZ & BLUES IN THE VILLE is returning for its’ second year, to the town of Fayetteville. Hosted by the Historic Fayette Theater, this is a fundraising event begun by the theater that has now expanded to include two days of music.
On August 16th and 17th, the festivities will include cool jazz and hot blues from great local and regional acts: David Cole and Mainstreet Blues (Washington, D.C.,) The King Bees(Todd, NC), Lady D & MI$$ION (Beckley, WV), The Allen Smith Band (Athens, WV), The Colin Wood Project (Columbus, OH), Somethin’ Special (Charleston, WV), One For the Road (Fayetteville, WV), the High Street Jazz Band (Morgantown, WV) and a long anticipated reunion of southern WV favorites, the Red Star Rockets.
The event begins on Friday evening, August 16th inside the theater with jazz performances by One For the Road, Somethin’ Special and the Allen Smith Band. Saturday will be a full day of jazz and blues beginning on Court St. Food and Art and Craft vendors will be set up along with a stage to present returning favorites, the Colin Wood Project and the High Street Jazz Band. The street party will conclude with the 16th Red Star Rockets reunion and their performance is dedicated to founding member and local music icon, John Yurick. Who passed away in 2016. The day is capped off inside the theater with performances by Lady D & MI$$ION, the King Bees and David Cole and Mainstreet Blues.
The street party is free to the public. The theater performances are $20 per day or $35 for a weekend pass. Tickets are available for sale through brownpapertickets.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater box office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, or on the day of the events.
LODGING: The official hotel of Jazz & Blues in the Ville is the Quality Inn New River Gorge – 103 Elliott’s Way, Fayetteville, WV 25840. Mention Jazz & Blues in the Ville and receive the special rate of $82.00 + tax. Reservations must be made directly through the hotel by calling 304.574.3443. Located less than 5 minutes from the Historic Fayette Theater.
This is a fundraising event for the Historic Fayette Theater! Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available for businesses, organizations and individuals.
For sponsorship and general information contact: Doris Fields [email protected]
567-525.8016. For vendor information contact: Jen Garvin [email protected] 304.763.9133
JAZZ & BLUES IN THE VILLE – SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH (Historic Fayette Theater)
Emcee: Lady D
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH (COURT STREET)
Emcee: DJ New York
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH (Historic Fayette Theater)
Emcee: Terell Bailey (WOAY TV)