August Through September Smooths On!!

The Las Vegas Mercury Jazz Festival, sponsored by the Clark County Parks And Recreation and the Las Vegas Mercury magazine, comes to life on August 14th at the Clark County Amphitheater in Las Vegas.

The event will feature some of the best smooth jazz artists today, from the veteran sounds of Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons, sax great Kim Waters, to the UK's top export, Down To The Bone. Be sure to check out one of the top rising smooth jazz groups in the last year, Praful, performing as well.

With six CDs and 200 dates per year, the ever popular band, Turning Point, will be kicking up their signature smooth sounds at The LV Mercury Jazz Festival in addition to newcomer Christian jazz group, Sacred Groove, performing as an added feature to this year's event. Tickets are $24.00 in advance, $30.00 the day of event. For more information go to

Up and coming events are Jazz Under The Stars #3 edition at Spring Mountain State Park, just out side of Las Vegas, in cool mountain hills. This third installment in the series, Guitars And Saxes features Jeff Golub, Mark Antoine, Warren Hill, and Euge Groove.

The Michelob Smooth Jazz Series, held at the Henderson Pavillion in the adjacent city of Henderson, Nevada, features Doc Powell on September 7th, followed by Steve Oliver the following month on October 5th.