9th Annual Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival expands

The 9th Annual Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is expanding to two days for 2022 beginning Friday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. with a who’s who of local music veterans and a sneak peek (or an unveiling depending on its progress) of the iconic Worthington Street Mural project celebrating Springfield history. The mural is meticulously restored by Springfield artist John Simpson. He has studied old photographs of the building’s wall to accurately recreate as much of the original mural as possible. The festival brings thousands of people together in the heart of Springfield, MA. This internationally heralded festival is the city’s premier annual event, featuring national stars and local talent playing jazz, blues, funk, Latin, and African music. The family-friendly celebration offers art activities, and fascinating talks on arts, culture, and social justice with local pop-up crafts, food, and beverages. Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated.

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