Friday from 3 – 8 pm and Saturday 11 am to 2 pm:
Art Acts: Performances and interactive workshops with artists, performers, musicians and puppeteers from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Department of Community Arts. Giant puppets, stilt walkers line dancing, and spin the wheel for Surprise No Prize. Food Truck Friday: local food trucks line Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) Elm Allée on Sixth Street (Friday only).
Friday from 3 – 8 pm/Saturday starting at 11 am/ Sunday at noon:
Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association exhibition opens at LEAF Education Center building. Paint a Mural with artist Mark Weber. Explore music-making at the Erie Philharmonic Jazz Instruments Petting Zoo. Help LEAF prune the living Willow Art installation. Erie County Library system will be on hand with local music project and kids STEAM activities. Poetry workshop with Erie County Poet Laureate Marisa Moks-Unger, hula hoop workshop with Jen Dennehy, and many more family-friendly interactive workshops.
Friday at Sunset:
Special double-feature version of LEAF’s Movies in the Arboretum.*
*Cancelled due to weather
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2 pm: Eric Brewer & Friends, guitar blues leavened with funk and jazz
4 pm: Rodger Montgomery Blues Band, straight ahead blues from veteran bluesman*
6 pm: Eddie Turner and Trouble, blend of voodoo blues, R&B and African rhythms
8 pm: Mokoomba, high energy Afro-Pop from Zimbabwe
Noon: Stephen Trohoske’s Art Groupies, contemporary jazz that bops and swings
2 pm: The Breeze Band with Youthful Talents, outstanding young Erie musicians featured with Breeze Band’s mix of classic R&B, soul, and blues
4 pm: Mary Alice Brown Quartet, vocal and keyboard by Erie’s Queen of Jazz*
6 pm: Russell Malone Quartet, swinging jazz guitar with elements of blues, gospel and R&B
8 pm: Trio 3 – jazz giants Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille
* Featured artist at the first Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival 25 years ago.
Click here to read Michelle Mischler’s Festival fashion overview.
Michelle was a 2017 summer intern at the Erie Art Museum.
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