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Jacksonville Jazz Festival Prepares For Rain

City of Jacksonville
The 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival runs May 24-27.

All of the rain in the forecast is expected to make for a wet Jazz Festival this weekend.

Organizers told WJCT News they’ll be monitoring the weather onsite and working with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Fire-Rescue to ensure the safety of everyone that attends.

Any postponements or cancellations will be posted on the Jacksonville Jazz Festival website, the organization’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @JaxJazz@Fest.

Attendees will be allowed to bring umbrellas this year, according to organizers.

Music fans attending the Jazz Festival will have three stages to choose from.

Musical acts scheduled to perform on the Swingin’ Stage outside the Duval County Courthouse include Diane Reeves, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the UNF Jazz Ensemble.

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The Champian Fulton Quartet, The Russell Malone Quartet and Jeff Lorber Fusion will be playing on the Groovin’ Stage in Hemming Park.

And on the Breezin’ Stage at Main and Monroe streets, look for the Lonnie Smith Trio, Jonathan Baptiste and the Urban Intellectuals and Arturo Sandoval.

The Jazz Festival starts Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday night.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.