Smooth Jazz and Art Festivals

Smooth Jazz and Art form diverse compounds. Very popular are the Festivals of Arts or Art Exhibitions, on which Smooth Jazz is performed as musical entertainment.

This year  the much-anticipated  Festival of the Arts Boca will run from March 7 to 18, 2012 in Mizner Park. This festival is about all kind of music. Patti Austin will be the featured headliner of the festival.  For more information about the festival visit www.festivaloftheartsboca.org.

Hampden Bank’s Hoop City Jazz & Art Festival will be in July, 2012.  This festival in 36 Court St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 presents besides Smooth Jazz artists like Gerald Albright, Vincent Ingala, Marcus Anderson, Down To The Bone numerous art vendors.

The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival, also known as SAS FEST (San Antonio Summer Festival) and JAZZ FEST S. A. (Jazz Festival of San Antonio) is a free 3-day event held on the first full weekend of June. SAS FEST features 10 great jazz concerts, an Arts and Crafts Fair and delicious Texas cuisine.The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival is in its 10th year of presenting great fun and entertainment for the whole family.  Crockett Park, 1300 North Main Ave at Cypress St, San Antonio, Texas 78212 is your place of choice.

The 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will feature jazz artists during the Memorial Day weekend on Main Street, Hemming Plaza, Snyder Memorial Church, The Jacksonville Landing, Laura St. and various downtown businesses and buildings. The 2012 Art in the Heart of Downtown art show and sale will feature the work of talented artists and master craftspeople from around the country. Festival patrons can enjoy the sounds of first-rate jazz performers and browse the works of talented artists and master craftspeople throughout the festival weekend. Mark your calendars for the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival in May, 2012.

The Collingwoods Crafts and Fine Arts Festival will be in August, 2012. Haddon Avenue in downtown Collingswood will host nearly 200 craft and fine artists from throughout the United States. Respected artists will present juried contemporary works in wood, clay, glass, metal and fiber: the newest in hand crafts and exciting visual art. Entertainment throughout downtown will include smooth jazz and specialty music perfect for summer strolling. Save the date for the Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival.

Sage Court stages a two-day jazz festival at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa featuring 20 of your favorite artists! Jazz mainstays of last year include Jonathan Butler, Eric Darius & Maysa, Euge Groove, Mindi Abair and Turning Point. The JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival also presents an Art exhibition.

The annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival attracts over 350,000 visitors each year and is one of the biggest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals in Florida. Over 1,600 artists from all over the world apply to attend the famous show and a panel of judges selects between 250 and 300 to exhibit. Visitors can view the various works on display and there are numerous entertainment acts and children’s events planned for the three-day festival. The 53rd Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will feature entertainment on the Florida Family Insurance Stage. Entertainment presented by Florida Family Insurance, WFTV Channel 9, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, and 103.1 WLOQ. The festival will be from 16-18 March, 2012.

The Festival of Arts is California’s longest-running outdoor fine art exhibition. Its jury process and open-air gallery setting allow this festival to please all types of connoisseurs. The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Special art-related attractions and special events such as jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided art tours throughout the eight-week run provide entertainment for all. This festival is running from July to August, 2012. Michael Paulo, Jessy J, Greg Adams, Eric Marienthal, Brian Bromberg were among the artists of past year.

Watch out for your personal Art Festival next year!

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