We’ve Got The Jazz Festival returns to uptown

 By Pooja Pasupula

May 2, 2018

The Bechtler has partnered with CLTure to announce the return of We’ve Got The Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 3 at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The inaugural event in March of 2017 drew over 1800 attendees throughout the course of the event and brought together a collection of music, food, and arts for all ages.

The museum hopes to provide an event that goes beyond the display of art on their walls with its second run at the festival. We’ve Got The Jazz Festival aims to help reshape the Charlotte music community and bring live jazz back to the forefront with an engaging and inclusive event.

Photo by Ronald Stewart

“Charlotte is growing with diverse populations increasing rapidly,” said Sharon Holm, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Bechtler. “It is great to bring newcomers and established residents – young and old together to experience great jazz and all that the Bechtler and Charlotte have to offer. Performing jazz tunes through the ages is such an important component of this festival because it touches everybody.”

The festival offers The Bechtler a chance to give back to the Charlotte community by enriching attendees with quality music and educating them on how the arts can play a vital role in everyone’s lives. “It’s important for the Bechtler to not only be a place where people can see timeless artworks, but also be a center for community engagement,” said Andy Goh, Digital Communications Specialist at the Bechtler.

From We’ve Got The Jazz Fest 2017 at NoDa Brewing Company

We’ve Got The Jazz Festival will feature live performances from a variety of local musicians showcasing different styles of jazz such as Brut Beat, Colby Dobbs, Ghost Trees, Bria Alexander, Menastree and returning headliner, Harvey Cummings Project. “Events like this help the city to move forward. This is for the people. Any opportunity where there is music, food, and fellowship is great for the city,” said Harvey Cummings.

Attendees will also be able to partake in art activities, play games, view the Bechtler art galleries, and enjoy delicious food from The Dumpling Lady and Casa, best known for their authentic arepas.

Harvey Cummings Project. Photo: Ronald Stewart

The festival will take place at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Tickets are $5 and free for children under 12. Capacity is limited so you can grab your tickets here. Be sure stay updated through the facebook event page. Want to become a vendor at We’ve Got The Jazz Fest?

Check out highlights from We’ve Got The Jazz Festival 2017.

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