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Jazz n Blue Festival Benefiting Autism Speaks

Blue Plate Radio Presents the 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival Benefiting Autism Speaks - Saturday, August 16 - Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center - Simsbury, CT!

Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Simsbury, CT

Blue Plate Radio Presents the 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue...

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GENERAL ADMISSION - Blue Plate Radio Presents the 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival Benefiting Autism Speaks - Saturday, August 16 - Simsbury Meadows Music Center - Simsbury, CT

KIDS 16 & UNDER FREE! FREE PARKING! BYOB! BLANKETS, CHAIRS, COOLERS OK
GENERAL ADMISSION. Gates open at 2pm at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center and show begins at 4pm. TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival with Down to the Bone, Airborne, and Doug Jones ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. RAIN OR SHINE THIS IS A BYOB EVENT! Bring your blankets, your chairs, your coolers, and your favorite beverages! FREE PARKING! Children 16 and under are FREE! GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $39 thru AUGUST 15 AND $45 CASH AT THE GATE. TICKET PRICES INCLUDE APPLICABLE TAXES.
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** ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL 2PM TODAY AT A PRICE OF $39.  AFTER 2PM TODAY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ONLY AT A PRICE OF $45 CASH!  GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS NOW! **

SIMSBURY COMMUNITY TV WILL BE TAPING THE FESTIVAL IN HD!  BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY AND BE A PART OF HISTORY!

Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions is pleased to bring you the 2014 JAZZ 'N' BLUE FESTIVAL BENEFITING AUTISM SPEAKS at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury CT on SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, FEATURING DOWN TO THE BONE, Airborne, and the Doug Jones Group! 

ONE PRICE FOR ALL THREE BANDS!

PARKING IS FREE!

KIDS 16 AND UNDER ARE FREE!

BLANKETS, CHAIRS, AND COOLERS ARE WELCOME!

IT'S BYOB!!

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE JUST $39 FOR ALL DAY MUSIC AND FAMILY FUN!  THERE IS AN EXPRESS ENTRY LINE FOR ALL ADVANCE TICKET HOLDERS! 

NO WILL-CALL! 

ALL ADVANCE TICKETS ARE EMAILED TO YOU AUTOMATICALLY AT CHECKOUT TIME!

DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 12 ADULTS OR MORE ARE AVAILABLE!  CALL US AT 203.488.2798 FOR MORE INFORMATION!

GATE PRICE IS $45 DAY OF SHOW!  BUY IN ADVANCE AND SAVE!

WEATHER FORECAST IS MOSTLY SUNNY, DRY, AND 82 DEGREES!

 

HERE'S A LITTLE MORE OUT THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY EVENT!

 


NOW CHECK OUT OUR BANDS!

DOWN TO THE BONE

Headlining the 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival is the Down to the Boneworld renowned jazz, funk, and fusion band Down to the Bone.  DTTB is embarking on its first American tour in quite some time and their appearance at the Jazz 'n' Blue Festival marks the first time in about seven years that they will appear in Connecticut and the only time in 2014 that the band will perform in the state! 

DTTB is the brain-child of producer and writer Stuart Wade who started out with an idea in 1995 and now, with the release of their 10th CD "Dig It," Wade's original idea has become an international sensation!  Here's a little sample of what you can expect to hear from Down to the Bone!


AIRBORNE

Airborne is a multi-cultural Contemporary Jazz Airbornegroup based from New Haven, CT.  Formed in the 1980’s these veterans of jazz celebrate years of recordings, jazz festivals, concerts, and clubs. The members have toured across the World. Airborne has many award winning and chart topping CD’s and has received worldwide airplay and international acclaim.

Airborne’s musical recipe infuses straight ahead jazz with Caribbean and Latino influences, spiced up with its own brand of jazz fusion and urban street funk.  It's no wonder that they opened for the likes of Jeff Lorber, Tower of Power,  Acoustic Alchemy, and many more.  Airborne is celebrating 25 years of recording with their 8th CD, "Silver."  You can listen to Airborne here


DOUG JONES

Opening the 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival is Doug JonesWest Hartford's own, Doug Jones!  Doug Jones expresses his passion for music through his compositions and performances. His career spans many years performing in different venues in the Northeast from the Hartford Jazz Festival to clubs in Newport, Manhattan and Boston as well as South America. His saxophone influences are David Sanborn, Grover Washington, Tom Scott, Bobby Keys and Edgar Winter. In addition to his own contemporary jazz group, Doug’s unique style of playing can also be heard with New England bands as well as blues recording artist Mark Nomad.

Doug Jones' third and latest release, “Top Down,” is getting positive reviews. Ronald Jackson from the Smooth Jazz Ride calls "Top Down" “A solid gold star effort.”  Downbeat Magazine says “Tenor man Doug Jones has a fresh voice…”  “Top Down” also features Doug playing flute and harmonica - two instruments that he has been playing for many years but has never included on his previous releases “Shades Of Gray” and “Heart And Soul.”  “One Last Dance” is the first single to be released from "Top Down."

You can listen to samples of Doug Jones' music here


Please note that the festival is General Admission.  Some sections may be reserved for sponsors and others.

PARKING IS FREE-FREE-FREE!

GATES OPEN AT 2:00pm and SHOW STARTS AT 4:00pm

*** TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

BLANKETS, CHAIRS, COOLERS, and BYOB ARE WELCOME!  PLEASE SEE OUR FAQs BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

***  PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE SIMSBURY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME AND NOT IN YOUR VEHICLE  ***


General Admission tickets are $39 in advance and they are delivered via email when you pay online!  NO WILL CALL!

There is an express entry line for everyone that presents their tickets!

Gate price is $45 day of the show

** CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER IF ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT ARE FREE!  **

Ticket prices include any applicable taxes

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.  RAIN OR SHINE

 


PLEASE SEE OUR FAQ'S BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL RESERVATIONS!


WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

 

FAQs

Can I REALLY bring my blanket, my cooler, my chair, and my own alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks?

YES!  We do ask that you DO NOT bring a tent or pop-up that will block the view of your neighbors or those behind you AND we ask that you please drink responsibly

 

Is parking REALLY FREE?

YES!

 

Can I bring my dog?

NO. Pets are not allowed at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center.  Please leave your pet at home and not in your vehicle


What happens if it rains?

The stage is covered and the bands are expected to perform.  The viewing area is open to the elements.  The local fire marshal has the final word when it comes to public safety


Are there hotels and motels nearby?

Yes!

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO STAY OVERNIGHT FOR THE FESTIVAL, WE RECOMMEND OUR HOSPITALITY SPONSOR, THE MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN OF AVON, CT!

 

Marriott Residence Inn - Avon, CT


THE MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN OF AVON, CT IS OFFERING ALL JAZZ 'N' BLUE FESTIVAL ATTENDEES A DISCOUNT OFF OF THE INN'S REGULAR RATES.  THE INN INCLUDES A SWIMMING POOL, WORKOUT ROOM, AND WHIRLPOOL.  TO GET THIS DISCOUNT, PLEASE CONTACT THE MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN OF AVON, CT'S FRONT DESK AT 860.678.1666 AND MENTION THE DISCOUNT CODE "JAZZ 'N' BLUE."  SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.

 

Can I or my organization sponsor the Jazz 'n' Blue Festival?

ABSOLUTELY!  While you cannot claim the sponsorship as a charitable deduction you may be able to claim it as an advertising or marketing expense.  CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Some of our sponsors include the MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN OF AVON, CT and:


Abigail's Grill and Wine Bar


Farmington Bank


Ives Film

 

Mosaic Printing and Marketing

 

New England Urgent Care

 

Uber


I'm part of a car club.  How can we get involved or sponsor your event?

Please contact us at Blue Plate Radio.  We can provide you and your club with a special price and/or a customized sponsorship package.  Click here to send us an email or you can call us at 203.488.2798


Are you REALLY working with Autism Speaks and will they REALLY see any money from this festival?

YES and YES!  The Connecticut chapter of Autism Speaks is allowing Blue Plate Radio to use its logo to promote the Jazz 'n' Blue Festival.  Austim Speaks will also promote the Jazz 'n' Blue Festival on their website and during their annual walks.  You can read more about Blue Plate Radio's affiliation with Autism Speaks in our Sponsorship Cover Letter.

 

What happens if it rains?

The stage is covered and the bands are expected to perform.  The viewing area is open to the elements.  The local fire marshal has the final word when it comes to public safety


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: info@blueplateradio.com

Cell: 203.488.2798

 

What is the refund policy?

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. 

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE, HOWEVER, THE LOCAL FIRE MARSHAL HAS THE FINAL WORD WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC SAFETY

 

 

Have questions about Blue Plate Radio Presents the 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival Benefiting Autism Speaks - Saturday, August 16 - Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center - Simsbury, CT!? Contact Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions

When & Where


Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
22 Iron Horse Blvd
Simsbury, CT 06070

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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