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Jazz in the Park 2019: Alabama concert series returns with 29 free shows

Updated Apr 3, 2019; Posted Apr 3, 2019

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Alabama's Jazz in the Park series has scheduled 29 concerts in 2019, in cities ranging from Marion to Huntsville.

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By Mary Colurso | mcolurso@al.com

Jazz in the Park is celebrating its 10th year in Alabama, presenting free concerts in Birmingham and several other cities. A total of 29 shows are on the agenda, Saturday through Oct. 13, featuring artists such as Bo Berry, Ves Marable, P.J. Spraggins, Vann Burchfield, Take 7, Dee Lucas, Deirdre Gaddis and more.

Here’s the schedule announced by organizer Magic City Smooth Jazz:

April 6, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Marion Military Institute Jazz Band and Ryan Schultz, Jazz on the Square, Perry County Courthouse, Washington Street at Green Street, Marion.

April 7, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., C. LaFaye and N’Fusion featuring James Crumb Jr., Central Park, 1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood.

April 28, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., North “2unes” Woodall and KB’s Technique, Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th St. North, Birmingham.

May 4, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Joe Carnaggio, Bankhead House & Heritage Center, 800 Seventh St. West, Jasper.

May 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., J. Robinson Trio and Paul Dozier, Capitol Park, 2828 Sixth St. Tuscaloosa.

May 19, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Clutch and Jeanette Harris, Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens, 331 Cotton Ave. S.W., Birmingham.

May 26, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Deirdre Gaddis and Melvin Miller, Huffman High School, 950 Springville Road, Birmingham.

June 2, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Bo Berry and Adam Hawley, Avondale Park, 4101 Fifth Ave. South, Birmingham.

June 9, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Cashmere Williams and Carol Albert, Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens, 331 Cotton Ave. S.W., Birmingham.

June 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Green Light Band and Ves Marable, East Lake Park, First Avenue North and 84th Street, Birmingham.

June 23, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Pedro Moore and Buff Dillard DeBardeleben Park, 2 Second Ave. North, Bessemer.

June 30, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Kenya, Bessemer Recreation Center, 200 14th St., Bessemer.

July 4, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Ryan Montano, Miles College, 5500 Myron Massey Blvd., Fairfield.

July 7, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Daniel “Jose” Carr and Vann Burchfield, Helena Amphitheater, 4151 Helena Road, Helena.

July 14, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Take 7 and Chandra Currelley, Brighton Community Center, 3810 Seventh Ave., Brighton.

July 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Darryl Evans Jones featuring Adria Shahid, Minor High School, 2285 Minor Parkway, Adamsville.

July 28, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sherry Reeves and Phil Denney, Ross Bridge, 4000 Grand Ave., Hoover.

Aug. 4, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., B Natural featuring Terrell Maye and Regi Yarborough, Lipscomb, location TBA.

Aug. 10, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Prattville, artists and location TBA.

Aug. 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Birmingham Heritage Band and Rob Tardik, W. C. Patton Park, 3969 14th Ave. North, Birmingham.

Aug. 18, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Hygh Energi and Rob Zinn, Heriage Park, 684 Heritage Park Drive, Brent.

Aug. 25, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Soul Collaboration and Norris Jones, Midfield Recreation Center, 725 Bessemer Road, Midfield.

Sept. 1, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., B. Alexandria and Ryan Schultz, Big Spring Park East, 200 Church St., Huntsville.

Sept. 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Nu Soul and Daniel D, Big Spring Park East, 200 Church St., Huntsville.

Sept. 15, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Ken Waters Group and James “PJ” Spraggins, Big Spring Park East, 200 Church St., Huntsville.

Sept. 22, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Rocket City Jazz Orchestra and Element XI, Big Spring Park East, 200 Church St., Huntsville.

Sept. 29, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Rocket City Collegiate All-Star Jazz and Julian Vaughn, Big Spring Park East, 200 Church St., Huntsville.

Oct. 6, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Choko Aiken and On Purpose featuring Dwight Houston, Alabaster Municipal Complex, off Municipal Way, Alabaster.

Oct. 13, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Dee Lucas, Emmett O’Neal Library, 50 Oak St, Mountain Brook.

For more information, call 205-616-1735 or visit the Magic City Smooth Jazz website, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

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