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August 16th~ Jazz ‘N’ Blue Festival, August 16th

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Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions is pleased to bring you the 2014 JAZZ ‘N’ BLUE FESTIVAL at Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury CT!

TONIGHT, AUGUST 16, BLUE PLATE RADIO PRESENTS THREE AMAZING BANDS WITH A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFITING AUTISM SPEAKS!

DOWN TO THE BONE

Headlining the 2014 Jazz ‘n’ Blue Festival is the world 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!

AIRBORNE

Airborne is a multi-cultural Contemporary Jazz group 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.”

DOUG JONES

Opening the 2014 Jazz ‘n’ Blue Festival is Connecticut native, 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.”

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 LET YOUR PET AT HOME AND NOT IN YOUR VEHICLE ***

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE JUST $33
MAY 1 thru May 31
ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER WILL BE SOLD!
General Admission tickets are $39 in advance June 1 thru August 15

Gate price is $45 CASH

Ticket prices include any applicable taxes

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. RAIN OR SHINE.
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! There are several hotels within a few miles of the venue. We are in the process of working out a preferred relationship or sponsorship with one or more area establishments. We will post links here when we have more information. Please contact the organizer if you need immediate help or you can contact the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce for a list of area hotels.

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. Here are the sponsorship links:

Sponsorship Cover Letter

Corporate Sponsorships

Small Business and Individual Sponsorships

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