City of Alexandria to Host 42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on May 27

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City of Alexandria to Host 42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on May 27

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2019

The City of Alexandria invites the public to the 42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Waterfront Park (1A Prince St.). Admission is free.

The Jazz Festival will feature a variety of talented musicians and diverse styles of jazz throughout the day, including:

  • 1 p.m. – U.S. Army Blues (Big Band)

  • 2:30 p.m. – VERONNEAU (Global)

  • 3:30 p.m. – Dave Kline Band (Contemporary)

  • 4:30 p.m. – Good Shot Judy (Big Band Swing)

Waterfront Park features lawn seating and attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Food will be available for purchase. Grilling and alcoholic beverages are prohibited, and pets should be left at home.

Visitors to the historic district are encouraged to bike, walk, take the free King Street Trolley, or DASH or Metro buses. Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/GOAlex for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations for bicycle parking. Visit Where to Park in Old Town for a list of garages and parking lots in the historic district.

In case of inclement weather, the festival will be relocated to the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium (1108 Jefferson St.).

For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Arts, or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.  

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

To request a reasonable disability accommodation, contact anne.odell@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5419, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/109784.



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