It's going to be a cool hot summer, as Downtown Peekskill again comes alive with the music of world class Jazz and Blues at the Fifth Annual Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival, presented by the Peekskill BID and D.Bertoline & Sons. This free outdoor concert and fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, from 3pm till 10:00 pm. at the intersection of Central Avenue and North Division Street.
The Streets will be closed to traffic, local restaurants will be featuring outdoor dining. Arts, crafts, and artisans will be selling and displaying their work all over the downtown. The Peekskill Farmers Market will be open all day long with the season's freshest produce. Farmers Market starts at 8am, street music starts at 2pm, craft fair at 3pm. Visitors are encouraged to come early and stay late.
The Festival attracts thousands of people from across the Tri-State area, and has become one of Westchester's premiere summer musical and creative events.
This year's line-up is exceptional, featuring outstanding Jazz and Blues artists including: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, latin jazz from the Curtis Brothers, hard bop and new jazz of the Chris Massey Nue Jazz Project, and the Tommy Castro Band winner of 4 Blues Music Awards: Band of the Year, BB King Entertainer of the Year, Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year, and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. The concert will be hosted by WBGO Jazz Radio's own Gary Walker.
The City of Peekskill is quickly becoming the lower Hudson Valley's most sought after music and art destination. Join the thousands of Jazz and Blues fans that flock to Peekskill and enjoy this free, open-air concert and fair. After the show, party on at one of Peeksill's fine restaurants where the music and fun will continue into the night.
So, be sure to visit the Jazz and Blues Festival and Fair. Peekskill and you, Perfect!