First Round of JazzFest 2017 Events Announced

This morning, Performing Arts Live released the first portion of the Allentown JazzFest 2017 schedule.  The program has broadened to include live spoken word and conversation performances, and will introduce new musical styles into JazzFest.  Consistent with prior years, a large majority of the overall schedule will be free to the public.  JazzFest opens on Wednesday, May 3, and concludes Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Today’s announcements are the first of a group of performer announcements that will stretch over the next three weeks.  It is expected there will be 6 or 7 additional performances to be announced. 

All the 2017 events will occur in the Hamilton Street downtown area between 9th and 5th Streets, except for one event in Emmaus.  

Tickets will be available through allentownjazzfest.org starting 10AM Friday, March 3rd.

For more detail on any event listed below, click here

(All addresses below in Allentown unless otherwise noted). 

Thursday, April 20, 2017: 

AJF2017 Preview: The Dan DeChellis Trio at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St. 6:00pm.  Free to public.

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017:

knw+ Couch Conversations, Moravian Book Shop, 645 Hamilton Street, 5:30pm.  Free to public.

Kiki Villani, The Dime Bar & Restaurant, 12 N. 7th St., 6:00pm.  Free to public.

The Collingwood, Location TBA, 7:30pm. Free to public.

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017:

knw+ Couch Conversations, Moravian Book Shop, 645 Hamilton Street, 5:30pm.  Free to public.

The Chris Cummings Trio, Location TBA, 6:00pm. Free to public.

The Hot Club of Philadelphia, 187 Rue Principale, 187 Main Street, Emmaus, PA. 7:00pm. Tickets $35

 

Friday, May 5, 2017:

Beholder, Centro, 530 W. Hamilton, 6:00pm.  Free to public.

The Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra, Location TBA, 7:30pm. Free to public.

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017:

 

The Dieruff High School Big Band, The Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St., 3:00pm.  Free to the public (admission to Art Museum is ticketed). 

Hot Bijouxx, The Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St., 4:00pm.  Tickets $35 (includes admission to the Art Museum for the day).

The Jeff “Tain” Watts Trio, The Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St., 8:00pm.  Tickets $50 (includes admission to the Art Museum for the day), or $40 for current Art Museum members. 

Hector Rosado y Orq HACHE, The Barristers’ Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., 10:00pm.  Advance tickets $10, $15 at the door. 

 

Sunday, May 8, 2017:

Dave Liebman and the Moravian College Big Band, Zion UCC “Liberty Bell” Church, 620 W. Hamilton St.,  Advance tickets $20. 

Performing Arts Live! Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that produces the Allentown JazzFest and the Allentown FilmFest. For more information, please visit http://allentownjazzfest.org or email bryan@palive.org.

 

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Zachary Hartzell

Easton, PA, 18042