The sixteenth annual Jazz Fest fills the historic district of Murfreesboro with music starting at 6:00 o'clock tonight (Friday, 5/4/12). If you're new to the area, this is one of those "must attend" events. Bring your lawn chair and set it up on the inner circle of the eastside of the courthouse.
(Above Photo) Hand-churned ice cream, kettle corn, funnel cakes and more were served by a variety of vendors on the northside of the square.
Main Street Executive Director Kathleen Herzog reminds that downtown restaurants and many retailers will be open for the thousands of visitors.
Friday Night's Schedule:
6:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Eagleville High School Jazz Band
6:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. MTCS Jazz Band
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Central Magnet School Jazz Band
7:40 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. Siegel High School Jazz band
8:20 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. Riverdale High School Jazz band
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Oakland High School Jazz Band
9:40 p.m. - 10:10 p.m. Blackman High School Jazz band
10:20 p.m. - 10:50 p.m. Smyrna High School Jazz Band
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. LaVergne High School Jazz Band
(Above Photo) The Rutherford County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol is always a hit at public events. They are also powerful if crowd control is needed.
Saturday schedule (west stage)
11:00- Siegel Middle School
11:30- Smyrna Middle School
12:00- Stewart’s Creek Middle School
12:30- Rockvale Middle School
1:00- Seymour High School (Knoxville, TN)
1:40- St Rose Middle School
2:10-Oakland Middle School
2:40- TN School For the Blind
3:10- (Free space if things run behind)
3:50- All Rutherford Co Jazz Band?
4:30- First Fruit Jazz Project
5:15- Music City Swing
(Above Photo) The music was so great that some in the audience decided to swing dance.
Saturday schedule (east stage)
Noon MTSU Jazz Ensemble
1:00 Kelli Cox Collaborative
3:00 Everyday Magic
4:00 Connie Florance
5:30 Denny Jiosa
7:00 129th US Army Band Ensemble