2020 marks the seventh season of Springfield Jazz & Roots, an annual celebration that brings roughly ten thousand people together in the heart of downtown Springfield. While we cannot safely gather together in person for this year’s festival, Blues to Green will livestream a full day of past performances on Focus Springfield Community TV, here on our website, and on Facebook.

Tune in Saturday, August 15th, from 11am to 10pm to catch memorable sets from Taj Mahal, Cory Henry, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pedrito Martinez, Lizz Wright, Miles Mosley, Tia Fuller, and more. We have surprise guests and pop-up performances in store as well. You won’t want to miss a minute!

PHOTO BY JULIAN PARKER-BURNS

TIME SLOTARTIST
11:00 AMWelcome
11:10 AMCharles M. Greenlee Ensemble
11:30 AMHeshima Moja & Ofrecimiento (2016)
12:00 PM
Fiery String Sistas! (2019)
12:20 PM
Jeremy Turgeon Quintet (2017)
12:40 PMJesus Pagan (2015)
1:10 PMSharpe Meets Tharpe (2015)
1:30 PMSarah Charles (2017)
1:50 PMSecond Line Parade
2:00 PMBig Chief Donald Harrison (2015)
2:20 PM
Virtual Second Line
2:40 PMJoey Defrancesco (2016)
3:00 PMMtali Banda (2018)
3:20 PMTerri Lyne Carrington (2016)
3:40 PMSalsa Train Orquestra (2018)
4:10 PMEric Krasno (2016)
4:30 PMCharles Neville Tribute (2018)
4:40 PMJazz & Justice Conversation (2017)
5:00 PMFirst Generation (2017)
5:30 PMElio Villafranca (2019)
5:50 PMConversation with Elio Villafranca & Samite
6:10 PMSamite (2019)
6:30 PMTia Fuller (2019)
7:00 PMMiles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down (2017)
7:20 PMLizz Wright (2017)
7:40 PM
Pedrito Martinez (2018)
8:10 PMDarryl Moss (2017)
8:20 PMSweet Honey in the Rock (2018)
8:40 PMCory Henry (2019)
9:10 PMButler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 (2015)
9:30 PMTaj Mahal (2016)
9:50 PM
Farewell

JazzFest has become the city’s signature cultural event, bringing thousands of people together in our vibrant downtown to celebrate Springfield’s diversity."

~ Mayor Domenic Sarno

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2019 marks the fifth season of Jazz & Root, an annual celebration that brings roughly ten thousand people together in the heart of downtown Springfield. With more than 15% of attendees visiting from out of state, the internationally heralded festival has become a powerful expression of civic pride, uniting our region’s diverse cultural communities through music, art, and revelry. Become a sponsor and help us make magic!

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