Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival


Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival


Come get a juicy serving of hot jazz, cool blues, funky fusion, old school swing and rocking contemporary music at the Tallahassee Museum on March 24-25.


This annual festival, which is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., allows families and guests of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and savor a rich genre of music in a natural and fun environment.


The event will feature live performances from a mix of big bands and tight ensembles including the Swingin’ Harpoon Band, Bogazedi, Tallahassee Swing, Thursday Night Music Club, ACME Rhythm & Blues Band and Royal Garden Dixieland Band.


Del Suggs, a Tallahassee native and professional musician, is the organizer and co-founder of the Jazz and Blues Festival. He also runs Saltwater Music, a company whose musical character reflects the Tallahassee region.


“The festival is an important all-around event that lets people hear jazz and blues in a family setting,” Suggs said. “This is true American music.”


Suggs said performing for multiple generations is a special treat knowing that young people in the audience may fall in love with jazz and blues for years to come.


The cost of this two-day event ranges from $9 for adults to $6 for children ages four to 15 with discounts for students and seniors. There will be half-price admission on March 25th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


For additional information and a complete lineup of artists visit tallahasseemuseum.org/jazzandblues.