The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an artist to design the official 2020 Atlanta Jazz Festival poster!!!
The selected artist will receive $1,000 for their work and a complimentary vendor's booth.
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The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend in May, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and is free and open to the public. The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music
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After I left Dallas and was now back in Atlanta, it continued to bother me that I didn't get an opportunity to check out Rhonda Ross' performance so I went on her website to see if she would be on tour any time soon and if so, would I be in any of the cities during that time.
Flow Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest. Look for their next project to be released in early ‘17, a full length album entitled “BOSS” produced by New Orleans’s own Mannie Fresh.
16 BARS is a feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in the Richmond City Justice Center that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, 4 men collaborate on an album with a Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the iconic activist hip-hop group Arrested Development. As the creative process unfurls, each of these men must unearth painful memories from the past, which hold a key to a new chapter in their lives.
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During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln Carr, Kelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson. We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.
Watch these amazing sisters, as they showcase their creative artistry through music, spoken word, fashion, and dance!
Immediately after the Parade, join us at the Festival Center Amphitheater for the Opening Ceremony. The Parade Grand Marshal and Honorary Grand Marshal, and other local dignitaries, will be honored.
Make plans to join us for “Worship on the Town Green” on Sunday morning with a community worship service beginning at 10 a.m. at the Duluth Town Green. This service will be led by staff, musicians and members of Duluth First United Methodist Church.
The Duluth Fall Festival provides continuous entertainment during the two days of the Festival at two venues. During the weekend more than 20 acts will perform a variety of music and dance. The Festival Center Stage hosts bands and dance acts, while the Parsons Alley stage hosts smaller bands and acoustic music in an intimate setting. Throughout the Festival, you may run into street performers, such as puppeteers or our Festival scarecrow mascot.
The Duluth Fall Festival Carnival returns this year to host a full-fledged carnival, with a variety of rides and games. Be sure to take a ride on the Ferris wheel, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the continually changing Duluth skyline.
More than 250+ arts and crafts vendors participate in the Duluth Fall Festival. Vendors offer everything from paintings and photographs, wood crafts, pottery and glassware, furniture, floral arrangements and decorative accessories, baskets, adult and children’s clothing, doll clothes and toys, jewelry, candles, soap and more. All items must be handmade or hand-decorated; no commercial products are allowed.
Several of the same Arts & Crafts vendors return to the Festival year after year; When possible, returning vendors are located in the same general area. Most vendors are local or from the southeast. However, with our growing reputation as one of the best festivals in the southeast, we are fortunate enough attract vendors from as far away as Texas and Ohio.
The Duluth Fall Festival has more than 50 booths offering a variety of food and refreshments for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From coffee, lemonade, cream soda, and slushes to breakfast biscuits, kettle corn, hamburgers, hotdogs, gyros, and alligator, there is something to please every palate. And it wouldn’t be complete without sweets, such as snow cones, funnel cakes and candy apples.
The Food Vendor committee works hard to ensure that there is a variety of fare to choose from, with as little duplication as possible.
Come see local schools—elementary through high school with different activities, fire trucks, antique cars, local dignitaries, boy scouts, girl scouts, dance classes, sponsors, and clowns! The parade begins Saturday at 10:00 am. Streets close by 9:45 am so come early.
Welcome to Man’s Corner where, you will find the wonderful folks and products geared for men along with LIVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES in the Football Tent.
Man’s Corner is located between the Festival Stage and Duluth City Hall
Younger kids can find all sorts of amusements to keep busy in Kid’s Korner. Activities include inflatables, slides, and “bounce” houses. Booths nearby will be selling popcorn, funnel cakes, drinks and standard festival fare. Ticket prices vary and are available at each activity.
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Unknown Lyric-with members Jeremiah Turner on acoustic guitar and Kevin Grayson on violin, is an acoustic classically infused instrumental duo out of Atlanta, GA. By fusing classical Beethoven with urban grooves and contemporary sounds, Unknown Lyric is on a mission to make instrumental music cool again. The essence of true music lies deep within the true musician. With Unknown Lyric, their craft is more than just a craft-It's a way of life. Winners of Rene Miller's Atlanta's Next best 3.0 and 2011, as well as 2 time Apollo Amateur Night winners Unknown Lyric is starting a movement called "Classical Fusion." From the heart..from the soul, Unknown Lyric is trying to be everywhere that your Ipod goes. It gets no better than this!
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ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE'S 8TH ANNUAL PURE HEAT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL SET TO HONOR R&B SINGER TWEET AND ACTRESS & HUMANITARIAN ANGELICA ROSS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT ATLANTA’S PIEDMONT PARK
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August 17th- The 4 Korners & YemiConga
September 28th- Unknown Lyric
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Greg Robbins is a vocalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born and trained in Atlanta, GA, Greg has a very resonant and classy sound which is compared in style to Johnny Hartman, Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, and Gregory Porter. He performs throughout the country at jazz clubs, music festivals, wedding receptions, swing dances, and more.
ROD HARRIS JR.
Rod hails from Atlanta, Ga. He has performed with countless national and international artists crossing musical genres from jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and soul. In 2018, Rod was nominated for a Grammy Award (R&B Soul) for his musical contributions to Musiq Soulchild’s Album Feel The Real (2017). As a jazz guitarist, Rod has performed in numerous festivals and concert venues throughout the U.S. and with the release of the X/O EP, Rod is looking to take his sound to new territory.
A life without music is not a life worth living according to Remey Williams, a rising producer, lyricist and vocalist. As the son of Jimmy Williams, bass player for the legendary R&B group the O’Jays, Remey has grown to develop an undying passion for performing soulful music that connects to audiences both young and old.
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BronzeLens seeks to showcase films by seasoned as well as the “next generation” of filmmakers that are by, for and/or depicting people of color, particularly of the African Diaspora. The Festival features outstanding films and workshops, Master Classes and Conversations about the art and business of filmmaking. Previous partners have included BET, HBO, OWN, Turner and many others.
Recipients of BronzeLens Film Festival qualifying awards will be eligible for consideration in the Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with Academy rules.
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