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Seaside Jazz Festival returns

Thirty-fifth annual event taking place Feb. 22-25 comes with changing of the guard

Published on February 22, 2018 4:25AM

Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings open up the Seaside Jazz Festival.

Courtesy Seaside Jazz Festival

Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings open up the Seaside Jazz Festival.


North Coast broadcaster Dennis Brodigan takes over the helm.

Brodigan brings experience with the prominent local fundraisers and has been active in the Seaside community.

“It is a great event that brings hundreds of people to the downtown core area,” he said. “It is good for Seaside and good for jazz.”

The main festival runs Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 25. A Thursday opening night performance featuring Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings at the Elks Lodge is sold out.

Concerts continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center, Best Western and the Elks Lodge.

Each band or performer plays multiple sets throughout the festival, moving between venues. These sets typically average at least an hour. There are five featured venues, and all venues are located in the downtown Seaside.

Groups include the Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, Ivory and Gold, the All New High Street Party Band and Bob Draga and Friends.

For more information, visit http://www.jazzseaside.com/Schedule.htm.



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