On June 15, jazz will sweep over a tent-covered pier in the 8th Annual New Bedford JazzFest, featuring national and local musicians and singers from 2 to 7 pm.

The JazzFest features two stages of nonstop diverse music. Beyond the live music performances, there will be a selection of food trucks, a full bar, and an “Artists’ Colony” curated by the New Bedford Art Museum, where patrons can browse and buy the work of local artisans.

JazzFest is produced by and for the benefit of Your Theatre, Inc., New Bedford’s 73-year old community theatre group. YTI has partnered with Waterfront Historic League (WHALE) to purchase, restore and convert 149 William St. (First Baptist Church) into a permanent home and community arts center. Proceeds from this event will assist in this partnership to preserve vital historic architecture and provide a lasting home for NB’s longest-running community theatre.

Click HERE to purchase tickets, or at the following locations:
Your Theatre Box Office (call 508-993-0772)
Symphony Music Shop (North Dartmouth)

Tickets are $20 until June 7 and then $25 after June 7 and at the door.

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With additional reporting by James Walker Jr.