Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMassachusetts
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Festival Contact Information

Bobby Kinney
Phone: +01 978-251-7804

Festival Description

The one day jazz festival takes place in Lowell behind the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. The Merrimack River forms the lovely backdrop to the Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival that features a range of performers that include big bands as well as small ensembles on two stages. Festival attendees can enjoy great food and beverages provided by local establishments. Children can get in on the fun with face painters, balloon sculptors, dance performances and more. On friday night the festival kick-off concert gets the festivities rolling at the Sampas Pavilion.

Festival Dates August 11, 2012
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2012:
  • 4:00pm — Amanda Carr and “Le Creme de Les Femmes”
    • “the best singer you don’t know”
      —International Review of Music
  • 5:00pm — Compaq Big Band
    • “3-time New Hampshire Magazine’s ‘Best of New Hampshire’”
  • 6:00pm — UMass Lowell Faculty Jazz Ensemble
    • The breadth and depth of the talent is astounding!
  • 7:00pm — Adagio Big Band
    • A New England Entertainment Phenomenon
  • 8:00pm — Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra
    • “One of Boston’s unappreciated jazz treasures”
      —Boston Globe
  • 9:00pm — Henri Smith’s “Friends and Flavour’s”
    • New Orleans Band
      Ranked number 5 on the Boston Jazz Artists charts
  • Special guest: The Adagio Dancers
    • The Merrimack Valley


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Practical Info:

  • Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
    300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
    Lowell, MA 01852
  • The festival takes place behind the Center on the banks of the Merrimack River from 2:00pm to 10:00pm


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