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PRESS RELEASE
24th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS CITY OF LIGHTS JAZZ AND R&B FESTIVAL

2 DAYS AT THE CROWN JEWEL OF PICNIC PARTY FESTIVALS

SATURDAY APRIL 16TH & SUNDAY APRIL 17TH  2016

12 OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN JAZZ AND RHYTHM and BLUES

  

THE NATIONAL R&B MUSIC SOCIETY TO HONOR TEENA MARIE FOR THE                 

LAS VEGAS  CITY OF LIGHTS JAZZ AND R&B RECORDING LEGEND AWARD

 

                                                              TICKETS ON SALE NOW 
(Las Vegas) Michael Schivo Presents, celebrating 50 years as Nevada’s premier Pop, Rock and Jazz concert promoter and recipient of Nevada Arts Advocacy highest annual award has again teamed up with OLD SCHOOL 105.7  AND POWER 88 IN LAS VEGAS and Radio Free 103.5 and KTWV The Wave in Los Angeles  to co-sponsor the 24th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz & R&B Festival Saturday, April 16th  and Sunday April 17th 2016.  By popular demand the Festival will remain at its new location at Government Amphitheater.

Government Amphitheater according to producer Michael Schivo “has superior sightlines and a new sound system that will deliver the jazz and R&B attendee the great experience they deserve.  Also parking is free and  improved and is easily accessible to the venue.  As well as there are 2 new restroom areas and increased space for the Vendor Village.”  Government Amphitheater is located very close to Downtown Las Vegas and closer to the Las Vegas Strip than past festivals for convenience when staying in a hotel.

The new Festival sight has a much more of a professional feeling and intimate synergy revered by the festival patrons. The site also has many shade trees and a shaded Pavilion.

Saturday’s day and night event is from 1.00 pm to 10:00 pm with Grammy award winner Boney James, 6 vocal range songtress Rachelle Farrell, BWB featuring jazz greats Norman Brown, Kirk Walum and Rick

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Braun, also from France keyboardist Alex Bugnon and floutist Althea Rene.  

The R&B Festival portion on Sunday is from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm with Grammy nominated vocalists Ledisi, Grammy awarded Eric Benet,  vocalist Tank.  The hit of the year vocalist Avery Sunshine and Dwele

The 2 day Festival has GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINEES WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!

As usual, the Jazz Festival has been booked with handpicked musicians. 

These artists performing each night are the finest collection of legendary and contemporay acts we have ever had at the 24 year old festival, ensuring the quality of the festival will continue.  States producer Michael Schivo…there are no long rows of white plastic chairs just your low back chair on soft green grass and room to move around and visit friends and family.

Quote Schivo: “Last year’s Festival was an extreme party filled with the fun and groove that it takes to be crowned “The biggest and liveliest Jazz and R&B party festival in the West” Last years Festival sold out and so we will return once again to wow our loyal patrons who come from all parts of the USA.  Last year we had jazz and R&B fans from 33 states at the festival.  We strongly urge patrons to buy their selected ticket well in advance as tickets will be in high demand once again Schivo adds “The Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival continues to spiral itself into a very special light worldwide, and as our Festival continues to gain momentum, it now ranks with the likes of all first-rate European and big-city-USA spring and summer Music Festivals, perhaps more so because Las Vegas is truly a one-of-a-kind city.”

Past Jazz and R&B stalwarts that have graced the festival include: The legendary Chaka Kahn, Stanley Clarke, Jazz Crusaders, Angie Stone, Johnny Gill, Roy Ayers, Norman Brown, Lee Ritenour, KEM, Ledisi, Hiroshima, Jonathon Butler, Nick Colionne, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Joe Sample, Boney James, Will Downing, Gerald Albright, Fattburger, Larry Carlton, Poncho Sanchez, Flora Purim and Airto, Ronnie Laws, Eric, Benet, Melanie Fiona, Ledisi, The Yellowjackets, Hugh Masakela, Chuck Mangione, George Duke, Wayman Tisdale, Down to the Bone, Ronnie Jordon, Kenny Lattimore, Paul Taylor, Stephanie Mills, Joe, Raheem DeVaughn Lenny Williams, Barkays, Dazz Band, Cameo, Ohio Players, Morris Day and the Time and many more. The Jazz Festival, established in 1993, has hosted capacity crowds in years past as people from all around the Country attended.

Tickets are on sale throughout Las Vegas exclusively at the following Las Vegas Ticket Outlets: All three Mr. Bill’s Pipe and Tobacco Stores for cash only.   Tickets will also be sold on the festival website www.yourjazz.com  Go to TIX button on the website and select your ticket for VIP EARLYBIRD or GA.  2 day discount tickets are available as well.

VIP EARLY BIRD  tickets get you into the festival 2 hours before GA and the 1st pick of where you want to sit, whether that be under a shade tree or closer down front.  VIP also comes with executive water flushing restrooms and a shorter line VIP cash bar.  GA has clean Porta Toliets, but a longer wait to enter the Festival. 

Patrons of the Festival are permitted to bring into the park picnic baskets filled with their favorite food and beverages, NO glass containers, wagons or carts are allowed.   As well, there will be various concessions and crafts at the festival located in the Jazz Village.

NO HIGH BACK CHAIRS ALLOWED INTO THE FESTIVAL.  A high back chair is any chair over 31 inches.

TICKETING INFORMATION: This year’s Jazz Festival will again offer free admission to each event for children 12 years of age and under, and a reduced ticket price to each event for children 13-17 years of age for $25, which will be available at the on-site festival box office on the day of the event only.  The Jazz Festival VIP/ Early Bird tickets receive 1st entry from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am to 1.00 pm for center of the venue seating with its own cash bar and upgraded executive restroom facilities. Tickets are $160 in advance plus any ticket outlet service charges and live entertainment tax. General Admission adult tickets in advance are $100.00 plus any ticket outlet service charges and live entertainment tax.

For additional information and ticket purchases please see our website located at www.yourjazz.com.