Five Points Jazz Festival returns to Denver on May 17

Mar 25 2014

The 11th annual Five Points Jazz Festival, celebrating the music, culture and roots of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, will be held on May 17.
Welton Street to be closed from 26th to 29th streets
What: Five Points Jazz Festival
When: Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Welton Street between 26th and 29th streets
The festival features more than 20 bands – including headliners Nelson Rangell and the Brad Leali Orchestra – playing live music on seven stages throughout the day.
Other activities include an art and food marketplace, car show, and youth area featuring a climbing wall, stiltwalkers, performances, Pedalpalooza bike activities, and an NBA 2K14 video game tournament.
The Five Points Jazz Festival is a free event. VIP tent tickets will be available for $75 starting April 1.
Transportation
Welton Street will be closed with no parking available between 26th and 29th streets starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16 and will remain closed through Saturday. The festival can be accessed via light rail on the D Line, which will terminate at the 25th & Welton station between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Denver B-Cycle users can utilize the Five Points station at 710 E. 26th Ave.
Kickoff
Festival weekend kicks off early, on Thursday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. with Five Points Jazz on Film at the McNichols Civic Center Building. Featuring the film “Bird” – the biography of Five Points regular Charlie Parker – the event also includes live music performed by the Tom Tilton Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $20 and available on the Five Points Jazz Festival Presents page.
For more information, please contact Niecie Washington at 720-865-4325 or niecie.washington@denvergov.org.
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