One of Salem’s favorite summer events, Jazz in July, returns to the Longwood Park Amphitheater on Saturday, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. This amazing FREE day of LIVE music features an eclectic and talented lineup that once again has been procured by local jazz aficionado Lenny Marcus.
3:45 p.m. - Roscoe McFadden & Friends
5:20 p.m. - Jay Ware Quintet Featuring Gracelyn Hedrick
6:45 p.m. - Michael Hawkins & The Brotherhood
8:10 p.m. - Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul
Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul headlined this event in 2010 when the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the amphitheater was held. Vaughan has performed with everyone from Delbert McClinton to Ronnie Milsap.
Gates open for this year’s event at 3:30 p.m. and jazz fans are encouraged to bring lounge chairs and blankets and pack a picnic. The Tailgate, Lazy Bulldog, Salty Lobster & CO and Wicked Lemon Food Trucks will be onsite selling food and family-friendly beverages. Salem Catering will be selling beer and wine, but patrons are not allowed to bring alcohol into the venue.
Along with parking that is available at Longwood Park, attendees can also park at the Salem Museum and Oakey Field lots. A golf cart shuttle service will be available from those locations for those with mobility issues. Please note that pets are not permitted at this event. For additional information, call the Salem Parks and Recreation Department at (540) 375-3057. InFirst Federal Credit Union and Pepsi proudly sponsor Jazz in July.