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Springfield Jazz Festival Going Online

Aug 13, 2020

The seventh annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will take place virtually on August 15th. Highlight performances from the first six years of the festival will be show on Focus Springfield community television and on the festival's website.
Credit Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

        Like so many events this summer, a free annual music festival in Springfield, Massachusetts is going virtual. 

      In each of the first six years of the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival it has drawn thousands of people to downtown Springfield to catch international stars and local bands playing jazz, blues, Latin, gospel, soul, and funk.

    This Saturday, when the festival was scheduled to be held, people will have to go to a video screen to enjoy the performances.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with festival co-producer Kristin Neville.