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2014 Denton Arts & Jazz Fest @ Quakertown Park

April 8, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

34th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz FestivalDAJFlogo2011
Denton, Texas

More than 2,700 musicians, artists and performers attract over 200,000 annually to enjoy the culturally diverse music and art.

Crowd at 2013 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Crowd at 2013 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Are you ready? Will you be here? If you’re into live music, be it Jazz, R&B, Western Swing, or (believe it or not) Bagpipes, plan to come to the Festival. If you enjoy Kettle Corn, Fajita Tacos, Turkey Drum Sticks, or deep-fried anything-you-can-imagine, take the A-Train into Denton. If you want to spend a day in beautiful Quakertown Park, (321 E. McKinney, Denton, TX – 2 blocks NE of downtown square; 35 minutes from Dallas or Fort Worth) with artists and craftsmen and women selling their amazing creations, join the throng.

http://www.dentonjazzfest.com/mapGrounds.shtml

Due to the large crowds we ask that you leave your pets at home – SERVICE DOGS ONLY, PLEASE and NO COOLERS IN THE JAZZ AREA!

Headliners:

Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau

The free, three-day event is a wonderful family-friendly outing scheduled for –

Fri, April 25th, 5pm – 11pm

Jim Riggs' Official Texas Jazz Orchestra performing at the 23rd annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. — with Mike Steinel, Jenny Kellogg, Clay Pritchard, Jim Riggs, Ed Soph, John Murphy, Chris Seiter, Chris McGuire, Lynn Seaton, Rodney Booth, Ed Soph, Evelyn Dunn, John Murphy, Jack Evans and Tex Zimmerman.

Jim Riggs’ Official Texas Jazz Orchestra performing at the 33rd annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. — with Mike Steinel, Jenny Kellogg, Clay Pritchard, Jim Riggs, Ed Soph, John Murphy, Chris Seiter, Chris McGuire, Lynn Seaton, Rodney Booth, Ed Soph, Evelyn Dunn, John Murphy, Jack Evans and Tex Zimmerman.

Sat, April 26th, 10am – 11pm
Sun, April 27th, 11am – 9pm

FYI: Even at the last of April, the Texas sun can be unforgiving – sunscreen, hats, water are recommended.

Quebe Sisters

Quebe Sisters

The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc., with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the City of Denton. Held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, the event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting.

Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

Jazz Stage Line-up
University of North Texas Showcase Stage Line-up (More Jazz)
Celebration Stage Line-up (Even more Jazz)
Brave Combo

Brave Combo

Center Stage (Schools, including the Denton High School Lab Bands)
Festival Stage (Dance troupes, Jazz and more)
Courtyard Stage (Gypsy Jazz, R&B, Americana)DAJFBagpipes
Roving River Stage Line-up (Americana, Jazz, Country)
http://www.dentonjazzfest.com/stages/rovingRiverStage.shtmlCivic Center Musicians- Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am – Ron Fink Dixieland Jazz
2:00 pm – Jim Eger
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