(Las Vegas) Michael Schivo, founder and producer of The 16th Annual Las Vegas City Of Lights Jazz & R&B Fest, is celebrating 43 years as Nevada's premier Pop, Rock and Jazz concert promoter and has teamed up again with Las Vegas Events (LVE) the Las Vegas mega producers of the city’s largest tourists events, and The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 105.7 Smooth Jazz, And KCEP Community Radio to co-sponsor the 16th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz & R &B Festival, Saturday, April 26th and Sunday April 27th. By popular demand this years 2 day Festival will return to Hills Park at Summerlin. Hills Park at Summerlin is located in the respected Northwest quadrant of Las Vegas.
The Park has a professional venue feeling and an intimate synergy revered by the jazz patrons. The Park has many shade trees and a Pavilion which also offers shade. This year the Festival again will have 2 musical parts and separate tickets for the Saturday April 26th Jazz Festival from 1pm to 10pm and Sunday April 27th Stone Soul R&B Picnic from 2pm to 8pm.
As usual, the Jazz Festival and Rhythm and Blues Festival have been booked with handpicked musicians to entertain throughout the day and night. Jazz artists performing on Saturday April 26nd will be Grammy award winning guitarist Norman Brown, the stylish vocals of Chante Moore, hot saxman Paul Taylor, French composer keyboardist Alex Bugnon, the souful groove of Pieces Of A Dream, R&B vocalist Bobby Caldwell, Chicago saxman Steve Cole and Smooth Jazz guitarist Nils.
On Sunday April 27the afternoon begins with A Stone Soul Picnic with Rhythm and Blues and Funk Luminaries, Morris Day And The Time, Rufus,Tony Toni Tone and East Bay Soul with Greg Adams, Lenny Williams and Tom Scott. All of these Rhythm and Blues artists will make for the perfect afternoon and evening of picnicking and family entertainment. Minors when accompanied by a paying Adult will be admitted free thru age 12.
Quote Schivo: "Last year's Festival was an extreme party, filled with the groove that it takes to be crowned “The biggest and liveliest Jazz and R&B party in the west” Last years Festival sold out 2 days in advance and so we strongly urge patrons to buy either show well in advance as tickets will be in high demand once again …..Schivo adds “The Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival continues to spiral itself into a very special light, and as our Festival continues to gain momentum, it will rank with the likes of all first-rate European and big-city-USA spring and summer Music Festivals, perhaps more so because Las Vegas is truly a one-of-a-kind city."
Past Jazz stalwarts that have graced the festival include: The legendary Jazz Crusaders, Boney James, Norman Brown, Lee Ritenour, Hiroshima, Andy Narell, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Joe Sample, Gerald Albright, Fattburger, Larry Carlton, Poncho Sanchez, Flora Purim and Airto, Ronnie Laws, The Yellowjackets, Hugh Masakela, Chuck Mangione, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Jonathon Butler, George Duke, Down to the Bone, Ronnie Jorden, Paul Jackson Jr., Paul Taylor and many more. The Jazz Festival, established in 1993, has hosted capacity crowds in years past as people from all around the Country participated. Last year 38 states were represented at the Festival.
Tickets go on sale Saturday January 26th 2008 throughout Las Vegas exclusively at the following Las Vegas Ticket Outlets: All three Mr. Bill's Pipe and Tobacco Stores, and UNLV Performing Arts Center Boxoffice, and by phone at 1-800-969-VEGAS. Additional tickets will sold in the Los Angeles area at Inglewood Tickets, 310-671-6400
Patrons of the Festival are permitted to bring into the park picnic baskets filled with their favorite food and beverages,(glass containers ARE allowed) as well, there will be various concessions at the festival in our Jazz Village.
This year's Jazz and R & B Festival will offer free admission to each event for children 11 years of age and under, and a reduced ticket price to each event for children 12-18 years of age for $20, which will be available at the on-site festival box office on the day of the event only.
VIP EARLYBIRD TICKETS for both days include early seating with its own cash bar and up graded water flushing facilities and are $110.00 in advance PLUS any tax and ticket outlet Service Charges and fees..
GENERAL ADMISSION tickets each day are $60.00 PLUS any tax and Service Charge and fees.
Patrons wishing to purchase both days will receive a discounted ticket of $ 155.00 plus any taxes and service charges or fees for one VIP/Early Bird and 1 GA ticket either day or both days VIP EARLY BIRD are $200.00 and GA Tickets will be $110.00 plus services charges ect.
THESE 2 DAY TICKETS CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT BY CALLING 1-800-969-VEGAS.
All tickets in Las Vegas and Nationally go on sale January 26th, 2008.. For additional information please see our website located at www.yourjazz.com. For recorded Jazz Festival information or messages please call our Jazz & R&B Festival hotline at 702 228-3780Posted by Peter Böhi at February 1, 2008 8:48 PM