There are jazz festivals and then there is THE MIDDLESEX JAZZ FESTIVAL Saturday June 8thfrom 1:00 to 6:30 (rain date Sunday June 9th) in Concord Center in the parking lot behind the Middlesex Bank (58 Main Street). There will be at least seven performing groups, food and arts vendors, fun for the kids, and for the thirsty crowd, the Rotary Club of Concord Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks Tent. 
This free outdoor jazz festival is open to the public. Led by the Concord Recreation Center, will feature a mix of 20-piece Big Bands, Latin Jazz, Jump Blues, and Smaller Ensembles. Got a favorite? Here’s the lineup: 
           1:00     Concord Middle School Jazz Ensemble
​           1:15     John Piazza Jr. and the South Shore Jazz Collective
​           2:05     Acton-Boxborough High School Jazz Ensemble
​           2:20     Joe Magnarelli Trio with Akiko Tsuruga
​           3:10     Doug Olsen’s Latin Bash!
​           4:00     The Love Dogs
​           ​4:50     Compaq Big Band with Guest Artist World-Renowned Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso Wayne Bergero
Come prepared to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music and food. The town will provide several large tents to shade areas surrounding stages where the musicians perform. Bring a lawn chair. Rotarians and Lions will pour your drinks!
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