15th Anniversary for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
August 9th, 2016
(Lewiston, NY) – In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns with some hot jazz and cool sounds on August 26th and 27th, presented by Sevenson Environmental Services and Artpark. Rising Star Stage Sponsor is M&T Bank, and the Peace Garden Stage Sponsor is the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
The region’s most popular free music festival presents non stop performances on five stages, special Jazz activities, and an abundance of culinary delights with Niagara region wineries to the Village of Lewiston. This year’s celebration will kick off on Friday (8/26) at 4:45PM with The French Quarter Hounds parading down Center street. Festival times are 5:00PM to 10PM on Friday (8/26) and Noon to 10PM on Saturday (8/27). The annual festival is presented by the Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc, in partnership with the Town and Village of Lewiston.
Voted one of the top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (2014), the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has received numerous awards including Best of WNY Award as the “Best (suburban) Festival” (Buffalo Spree 2015), and Best of Niagara Readers Choice award for “Best Local Festival” (Niagara Gazette 2015). This annual free music Festival draws over thirty thousand people to the quaint Village of Lewiston on the Niagara River each August.
The headlining acts slated to take the Main Stage at this year’s 15th Anniversary Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will feature National Jazz Award winner for “Best Female Vocalist”, Molly Johnson at the Festival’s Main Stage on Friday August 26th (8PM). Returning for the 15th Anniversary celebration, multi-platinum selling singer, saxophonist, producer and songwriter Curtis Stigers, will close the Festival on Saturday August 27th (8PM). VIP Seating Tickets are $20, and now available for each headliner performance here.
The Festival stages will present local and regional Jazz talents throughout the Festival. The second annual Jazz Mass at St. Peter’s RC Church on Center Street will take place Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm. The popular Jazz Festival Jewelry Tent returns to Center Street Friday and Saturday.
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. is a non profit event supported by community donations, corporate sponsors, the Town and Village of Lewiston, and Niagara County. Corporate and private support for the 15th annual festival has been generously provided supported by numerous Buffalo Niagara companies, organizations, and individuals: see 2016 Sponsors attached here.
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival’s 15th Anniversary celebration is one that should not be missed!
Support the Jazz Fest!
This FREE festival costs over $150,000 to host. We rely exclusively on sponsorship revenues and contributions from people like you who love to come and enjoy two days of free entertainment!! We welcome contributions of any amount. Send your tax deductible contribution to the Lewiston Jazz Festival, PO Box 1522, Lewiston, New York 14092