Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "100 hours of music — and much more — at Elkhart, Ind. jazz fest" from the Chicago Tribune
They'll be dancing in the streets in downtown Elkhart starting June 23, when the sights and sounds of the city's annual jazz festival fill the air for the 30th time.
This is no "happening" for a throwback crowd. It's a huge, diverse block party for all ages set around 100 hours of music played by an eclectic lineup of performers over three days.
Musicians, such as legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis, pop crossover artist Ben Folds, the Elkhart County Symphony, award-winning high school jazz bands and local gospel choirs will fill seven stages, ranging from the exquisitely renovated 1,700-seat Lerner Theatre to setups in the streets. Performers also will lead workshops for young musicians.
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