Festival Fever: Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park, 8/18/13

(left) Jimmy Heath and (right) Houston Person
(left) Jimmy Heath and (right) Houston Person

The 13th annual Jazz in the Valley festival returns to Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie this weekend, and they’ve added a bonus attraction – a second stage featuring free music.

The fest will begin at 11am on Sunday (August 18). Tickets for the main stage festival are $45 in advance; $55 at the gate. No tickets are required for the free music at the Pavilion Stage of the fest. Gates open at 10am.

Here’s the schedule of bands for Jazz in the Valley:

MAIN STAGE (tickets required)
Karen Taylor: Tribute to Jayne Cortez
Mike Torsone
Maurice Brown
Denise Thimes
Houston Person
Danny Mixon
Sax Appeal featuring Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz & Donald Harrison
3D Ritmo de Vida

Charles Eubanks Trio with Warren Benbow and Ratzo Harris
Thomas, Bonga and Joakim
UArts Alumni Quartet
Big Joe Fitz & the Lo-Fi’s
Joe North

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The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
New Music Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/21/13 (FREE)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)

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