Thursday, August 23, 2012


AACW presents its 15th Annual Blues and Jazz Festival.  The festival kicks off on August 23 at 7pm at Peach’s Grill with "Blooz ‘n Pomes."  This poetry open mic gives poets the opportunity to express themselves while backed by a blues band featuring headliners from the Festival.
On Friday, August 24, the festival will move to the Antioch College Amphitheater on Corry Street in Yellow Springs.  There will be a variety of vendors as well as the following performers:  Audio Show Band, Carl Schumacher Band, Karen Patterson and the 5 YZ Men, Larry Humphrey Band and Preston Shannon.
Saturday, August 25 will begin at noon with a blues workshop hosted by Festival Performing Artists.  This will be followed by "Innovation Stage" performances by a various area musicians from 2-5pm.  Evening performers include:  Dean Simms Hot Notes Band, Preston Shannon, Veronica Jackson, Nerak Roth Patterson Band and 5 YZ Men.
The festival will culminate on Sunday, August 26 with a Gospel Fest and Basket Meeting.  The Gospel Fest will consist of live performances from local, national and international gospel artists.  The Basket Meeting is a tradition similar to a community potluck for which participants are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and socialize.
Don't miss this amazing cultural event, right here in the Village of Yellow Springs.