JazzFest 2017 Day One Recap

We're off and running!  The first three events happened tonight without a hitch, and a lot of people's eyes were opened to some great musical performances and some thought provoking discussion. 

Gail W. Boyd, Esq. interviewed by knw+ Couch Conversations at The Moravian Bookshop on Hamilton Street.  Photo by: Zachary Hartzell

Gail W. Boyd, Esq. interviewed by knw+ Couch Conversations at The Moravian Bookshop on Hamilton Street.  Photo by: Zachary Hartzell

The BD Lenz Trio brought their funky style to The Dime.  Photo by: Zachary Hartzell

The BD Lenz Trio brought their funky style to The Dime.  Photo by: Zachary Hartzell

The Collingwood finished out opening night at Bell Hall.  Photo by: Zachary Hartzell

The Collingwood finished out opening night at Bell Hall.  Photo by: Zachary Hartzell

B.D. Lenz Trio Joins JazzFest 2017 Lineup!

The B.D. Lenz Trio will return to JazzFest this year, performing in the 6pm slot on Opening Night, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  For reasons beyond our control, Kiki Vilanni is not going to be able to perform.  The GREAT news is that B.D. Lenz graciously agreed to perform on Opening Night on short notice, and we are THRILLED to welcome him back to JazzFest.  

 Performing Arts Live! Inc. Receives Spark Grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

 Performing Arts Live! Inc. Receives Spark Grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Performing Arts Live! Inc. recently received a Cultural Enrichment Spark Grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF).  The Spark grant will partially fund the 2017 Allentown JazzFest. 

“Congratulations to Performing Arts Live!,” said Bernie Story, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. “This year, we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary by asking organizations to “be the spark,” a spark of awareness, a spark of change, a spark of connection to make life better in the Lehigh Valley. We pleased to support the 2017 Allentown JazzFest with a Spark Grant and look forward to its implementation.”

Hilton Garden West Named Exclusive JazzFest Hospitality Sponsor for 2017 & 2018

The Hilton Garden West in Breinigsville and JazzFest have agreed to a two year hospitality sponsorship deal for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

"The Hilton Garden group really stepped up and it's gratifying to reach a multiyear sponsorship arrangement with them," said Bryan Tuk, JazzFest Executive Director.  "It's a beautiful property and I encourage all of our fans coming from out of town to make their travel arrangements with the Hilton Garden West."

Guests can call the hotel at 610-398-6686 and book at the "Allentown Jazz Fest rate" of $129.00.  If you book through the hotel website, guests can use the code: AJF through this site to get the discounted rate.