FESTIVAL DATE: APRIL 28, 2012
PERFORMERS: 16 BANDS
LOCATIONS: CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE, TIME MIDTOWN, FERGIES PUB, AND MILKBOY PHILADELPHIA
HOURS: 1PM – 8PM
HEADLINE SHOW: PERFORMERS: SEAN JONES QUINTET PRICE: $20 AT THE DOOR ($15 WITH FESTIVAL PASS) LOCATION: CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE HOURS: 8PM & 10PM
BOX OFFICE (FESTIVAL DAY ONLY): LOCATION: CAFE` LOFTUS – 136 SOUTH 15TH STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA HOURS: 11AM – 5PM
On April 28 2012, the Center City Jazz Festival is set to showcase great new music in an exciting, youthful, energetic environment, and introduce a new crop of the Philadelphia-area’s best up-and-coming artists to both the aficionados and the curious. We’re going to take jazz out of concert halls and put it into a number of Center City’s best new restaurants/bars and familiar music venues clustered around Broad Street, all within easy walking distance of each other. The festival will feature the music of some of the brightest musicians on the jazz scenes in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, including NYC. 16 bands will perform at multiple eclectic venues, including Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Time Midtown, Fergies Pub, and Milkboy Philadelphia, between 1pm and 8pm. A headlining act will perform two shows, 8 & 10pm, at Chris’ Jazz Cafe’. The festival is being presented with an emphasis on the quality of its music and not simply on the names of its participants. The music will range from hard-bop to groove and from sultry songstresses to dance inducing Latin jazz — so organize a group of your friends, catch a show or two or TEN, have a drink, and enjoy some of the best music you haven’t yet heard.
Tickets can be purchased online anytime, or in person the day of the festival from 11am – 5pm at the box office (Cafe` Loftus, 136 South 15th Street Philadelphia, PA) with cash or credit. All online ticket purchasers must go to the box office before 5pm with proof of purchase (ticket print out, smart phone, ipod, ipad) to receive their festival wristband(s). General Admission tickets entitle their holders to all-you-can-listen access to all events before 8pm and a discounted ticket price of $15 for the headlining show. Tickets for the headline shows (8 & 10pm) at Chris’ can be purchased only by reservation (215-568-3131) or at the door with cash or credit. Kickstarter-VIP tickets entitle their holders guaranteed admission into the headlining show and access to the artists’ hospitality suite during the festival. General admission tickets will not be sold after 5pm. All events are first come, first serve. Tickets are non-refundable.