Blues & Jazz Festival

Erie Art Museum
Blues & Jazz Festival

August 1 & 2, 2015

Frontier Park, Erie, PA
Free. Rain or Shine.

23rd Annual Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival

It’s always one giant party when 20,000 of your closest friends and family come together to hear the best blues and jazz showcase in the region! We won’t disappoint when it comes to the amazing lineup of regional favorites and national stars on tap.

Helpful Tips     • Performers      • Sponsors      • Policies

12 p.m. M4 and the Rock School
2 p.m. The Breeze Band
4 p.m. Travis “Moonchild” Haddix
6 p.m. Grady Champion
8 p.m. Rev. John Wilkins

12 p.m. The Four Grads
2 p.m. The Monk’s Brew
4 p.m. One World Tribe
5:30 p.m. Yoga for Musicians near the LEAF labyrinth.*
6 p.m. United Trumpet Summit with Dr. Eddie Henderson, Russell Gunn, &      
           Rayce Biggs
8 p.m. No BS! Brass Band

*Everyone is welcome to join members of No BS! Brass in a workshop designed for performing artists, but good for anyone. Safely strengthen and stretch postural, breathing, forearm, and hand muscles and align the skeleton. Focus on breath control and meditation techniques for performance preparation, relaxation, creativity, and well-being. Led by Bryan Hooten, No BS! Brass trombonist and registered Yoga Teacher.

Kids Activity: Weaving to the Beat
Anyone ages 3 to 103 can learn the art of knot weaving and make a bracelet or keychain. Fiber artisans on hand from 1:30 to 8:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday to show you the ropes!

Goose Island Beer Garden
Exciting new way to support the Erie Art Museum while enjoying the Festival! You no longer have to haul your cooler to the park! Please stop by the Goose Island Beer Garden and enjoy a refreshing beer (21 years old or older).
All proceeds from the sale of beer will support the Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival.

Getting There: by Shuttle
Free Shuttle service provided by The E. Park and Ride locations located at 12th and Lincoln and Liberty Park with shuttle service to Frontier Park.
Saturday shuttle service from 12pm - 10pm
Sunday shuttle service from 2pm - 10pm

Want to VOLUNTEER at the Festival?
Sign up now!
Volunteers assist with all aspects of the Festival, from selling merchandise to backstage production. To volunteer, call the Erie Art Museum, (814) 459-5477 and ask for Karen Dodson. You can also volunteer for the Production Crew that helps out the day before the Festival on July 31, or the Green Corps. that helps out the day after the Festival on August 3. Contact the volunteer coordinator Karen to get involved!

Check out a video of highlights from
Erie Art Museum's Annual Blues & Jazz Festival 2010

ONE PROFESSIONAL, OUTDOOR STAGE: The Erie Art Museum's Blues & Jazz Festival is presented on one professional outdoor stage.  Musicians are technically supported by Raven Sound, a team of professional sound, lighting and staging engineers.  Raven Sound has been supporting the Festival for 17 years. To learn more about Raven Sound, click here.

The Erie Art Museum enforces a strict tent policy that regulates physical tent placement as well as tent set-up time. The Erie Art Museum will not permit any tents to be set-up prior to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. Festival staff will strictly enforce this regulation. All tents set up prior to this time will be taken down and can be redeemed at the Festival's Information Tent. No unauthorized sales or solicitations. Additionally, please note that overnight camping at Frontier Park is against City of Erie ordinance, as is open-flame cooking (e.g., charcoal grills and turkey fryers) and that City of Erie police will be strictly enforcing this rule. Propane grills are permitted. Also, no pets are allowed on Festival grounds, owners will be asked to leave.

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