YBA co-hosted Jazz festival is NVN Editor’s “Best Bet”
ThurstonTalk: “Jazz in the Park Concert Debuts in Yelm”


Photo credit: Pizzeria LaGitana, Yelm

– “Nisqually Valley Happenings for the Week of Aug. 6”
“Editor’s Best Bet: Yelm Jazz Festival, 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

“Yelm’s first-ever Jazz Festival is 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Yelm City Park with live music all day, food vendors and a beer garden. Bring a chair or a blanket.

“The Choro Group starts off the day, followed by Red and Ruby at 4 p.m., Jessica Blinn at 5:15, Anjali at 6:30 and The Hot Club of Space at 7:45. The event is free (read next week’s Nisqually Valley News for a feature on the various musicians).

“‘The Jazz Festival is an idea long overdue,’ said Yelm Mayor JW Foster. ‘We are pleased to partner with local businesses to bring this kind of family entertainment to our city. Yelm is a wonderful place to visit and we’re happy to share what we have with others, while creating entertainment opportunities for our own residents at the same time. It’s going to be an enjoyable evening — a perfect way to end a summer day on the prairie,'” quoting the Nisqually Valley News.
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– “Jazz in the Park Concert Debuts in Yelm”
“Get those picnic blankets ready, Yelm.”
“On August 5, Yelm City Park will host the first ever Jazz in the Park event from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. featuring local musicians, a beer and wine garden, and food options ranging from bring-your-own picnic baskets to food trucks.”

The Yelm Business Association got involved and sponsors began to line up,” quoiting Heidi Smith, ThurstonTalk.
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– Yelm’s First Jazz Fest co-hosted by YBA, Pizzeria LaGitana, and the City of Yelm.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Saturday, August 5 at 2:45PM – 9PM
Yelm City Park

YBA co-hosts Yelm’s 1st Jazz Festival, Aug. 5th


Photo credit: Pizzeria LaGitana, Yelm

Yelm’s First Jazz Fest co-hosted by YBA, Pizzeria LaGitana, and the City of Yelm.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Saturday, August 5 at 2:45PM – 9PM
Yelm City Park

The Schedule:
2:45-3:45pm — The Choro Group
4-5pm — Red & Ruby
5:15-6:15pm — Jessica Blinn
6:30-7:30pm — Anjali
7:45-8:45pm — The Hot Club of Space
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– “First-Ever ‘Jazz in the Park’ Blasts Into Yelm”
“Event Is Hosted by Yelm Business Association and La Gatina Pizzeria”
By Andrew Kollar, Nisqually Valley News.
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– UPDATE: August 3, 2017
“Jazzed for Jazz”
“Free Festival In Yelm City Park Features Five Bands Saturday”

“La Gitana and the Yelm Business Association are hosting the family-friendly event with full endorsement from the city. La Gitana owner Marian Licxandru, who owns restaurants in Yelm and Olympia, has pulled in sponsors from local businesses to help fund and publicize what is expected to become a popular, annual experience. Standing Wave entertainment will provide the sound system,” by Cindy Teixeira, Nisqually Valley News.
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– UPDATE: August 4, 2017
“Fun things to do in Thurston County this week”
Saturday, August 5
Jazz at Yelm City Park

Yelm is hosting its first Jazz in the Park from 2:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Bring friends and family, picnic baskets and blankets, or try food vendors on site and enjoy an evening of jazz. There will be a beer and wine garden on site. Admission is free. Go to tinyurl.com/Yelm-jazz for more information.
Read more from The Olympian.