17th Annual Las Vegas City Of Lights Jazz Festival
Saturday, April 25th 2009
The Bigest Names In Smooth Jazz
Michael Schivo Presents, celebrating 45 years as Nevada's premier Pop, Rock and Jazz concert promoter, has again teamed up with Las Vegas Events (LVE) the Las Vegas mega producers of the city's largest tourists events, and 105.7 SMOOTH JAZZ, and KJLH RADIO FREE and KTWV THE WAVE IN LOS ANGELES to co-sponsor the 17th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz & R&B Festival. By popular demand the Festival now has a new location at Government Amphitheater. Government Amphitheater according to producer Michael Schivo “has superior sightlines and the sound system will be in surround sound giving the jazz attendee a great experience they deserve. Also parking is improved and is easy and very accessible to the venue” Government Amphitheater is located very close to Downtown Las Vegas and closer to the Las Vegas Strip than past festivals for convenience when staying in a hotel.
The new Festival sight has a much more of a professional feeling and intimate synergy revered by the jazz patrons. The site also has many shade trees and a Pavilion also offering shade.
The Jazz Festival is Saturday April 25th from 1.00 pm to 10:00 pm.
As usual, the Jazz Festival has been booked with handpicked musicians to entertain throughout the day and night. Jazz artists performing on Saturday April 25th will include the hottest sax and R & B sounds of the day of Boney James, the ever crowd pleasing bass guitar of Wayman Tisdale, the jazzy guitar and rocking blues of Nick Colionne, the smooth, sexy and sophisticated sax of Marion Meadows and the sultry sax of Jessy J.
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 party in the west" Last years Festival sold out 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 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, Norman Brown, Lee Ritenour, Hiroshima, Jonathan Butler, Nick Colionne, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Joe Sample, Boney James, Gerald Albright, Fattburger, Larry Carlton, Poncho Sanchez, Flora Purim and Airto, Ronnie Laws, The Yellowjackets, Hugh Masakela, Chuck Mangione, George Duke, Down to the Bone, Ronnie Jordan, Paul Jackson Jr., Paul Taylor, Mike Phillips, Barkays, Dazz Band, Cameo, Ohio Players, Morris Day and the Time and many more. The Jazz Festival, established in 1994, has hosted capacity crowds in years past as people from all around the Country attended. Last year 38 states were represented at the Festival.
Tickets go on sale in Las Vegas and throughout the United States on Saturday December 5th, 2009 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. Tickets will also be sold through the Jazz Festival 800 telephone number, which is 1-800 –969-VEGAS. Additional tickets 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, (No glass containers are allowed) as well, there will be various concessions and crafts at the festival located in the Jazz Village.
No High Back Chairs Allowed Into The Festival
Ticketing Information: This year's Jazz Festival will again offer free admission to each event for children 12 years of age and under, and a reduced ticket price to each event for children 13-18 years of age for $20, which will be available at the on-site festival box office on the day of the event only. The Jazz Festival VIP/ Early Bird tickets receive 1st entry from 10am to 12noon for center of the venue seating with its own cash bar and upgraded executive restroom facilities. Tickets are $110 in advance plus any taxes and ticket outlet service charges and fees. General Admission adult tickets in advance are $60 plus any taxes and ticket outlet service charges and fees.
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 702-228-3780.Posted by Peter Böhi at November 27, 2008 12:19 PM