PB-and-JB-1000x300The Tallahassee Museum will host its 25th Annual Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival on April 23 and 24 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The festival will deliver two days of traditional and contemporary blues, classic swing, funky fusion and hot jazz, so swing on down and enjoy lively music under the trees.

Family friendly activities will also be featured throughout the Museum grounds.  Admission is free for members.  For nonmembers, the price is covered in regular admission fees ranging from $7.50 to $10.50. Tasty treats and frosty beverages will be available for purchase at the Museum’s Trail Break Café and outdoor bar.

“It is important for the community to support live music and venues that support live music,” said Russell Daws, President and CEO of the Tallahassee Museum. “The remarkable bands who will perform this weekend have all donated their time and talent in support of the Tallahassee Museum, and we appreciate their commitment.”

The festival kicks off with the Pioneer Breakfast on April 23 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Pioneer Breakfast – cooked by the Museum’s Board of Trustees – is an all-you-can-eat fundraiser located on the Museum’s 1880’s Farm featuring Register’s freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s grits. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children.

Proceeds from the Pioneer Breakfast help support new exhibits, special events such as the Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival, and meaningful education programs. The fundraiser also helps us keep Museum admission rates low so the community can experience the Museum’s offerings at an affordable price.

The Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival is produced by Del Suggs and proudly presented by the Tallahassee Democrat. Additional sponsors include Centennial Bank, Kraft Nissan, RAGZ Shirts, Horton Fire Protection, Costco and Community Coffee.

Festival Music Schedule:

Saturday, April 23

11:00 AM Yellow Dog Jazz Band
12:00 PM TCC Jazz Band

1:00 PM Thursday Night Music Club
2:00 PM Big Daddy & Red Hot Java
3:00 PM Warren Sutton

4:00 PM Tallahassee Swing
   
Sunday, April 24

11:00 AM  Brett Wellman and The Stone Cold Blues Band
12:00 PM  Rhythm Abuse
1:00 PM Frank and the Beans
2:00 PM Bogazedi
3:00 PM Jerry Thigpen Trio
4:00 PM ACME Rhythm & Blues

For more information about the Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival and Pioneer Breakfast please visit us on the web at www.tallahasseemuseum.org or call us at(850) 575-8684.