1st November 2009 (Las Vegas) — Michael Schivo Presents, celebrating 45 years as Nevada’s premier Pop, Rock and Jazz concert promoter, has again teamed up with Las Vegas Events (LVE) the Las Vegas mega producers of the city’s largest tourists events, and KJLH RADIO FREE and KTWV THE WAVE IN LOS ANGELES to co-sponsor the 18th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz & R&B Festival, Saturday, April 24th 2010. By popular demand the Festival will remain at its new location at Government Amphitheater. Government Amphitheater according to producer Michael Schivo “has superior sightlines and a Sound System that will deliver to the jazz attendee the great experience they deserve. Also parking is improved and is easily accessable to the venue. As well as there are 2 new restroom areas and increased space for the Vendor Village.” Government Amphitheater is located very close to Downtown Las Vegas and closer to the Las Vegas Strip than past festivals for convenience when staying in a hotel.
The new Festival sight has a much more of a professional feeling and intimate synergy revered by the jazz patrons. The site also has many shade trees and a Pavilion also offering shade.
The Jazz Festival is Saturday April 24th from 1.00 pm to 10:00 pm.
As usual, the Jazz Festival has been booked with handpicked musicians to entertain throughout the day and night. Jazz and R&B artists performing on Saturday April 24th will include the hottest vocalist in R&B today WILL DOWNING, the soulful and pleasing sax of EUGE GROOVE, The Legendary groove masters FATTBURGER and the iconic and sexy and soulful sax of EVERETTE HARP, and KAREN BRIGGS’ SOULCHESTRA WITH LAO TIZER.
Quote Schivo: “Last year’s Festival was an extreme party filled with the groove that it takes to be crowned “The biggest and liveliest Jazz party festival in the west” Last years Festival sold out in advance and so we strongly urge patrons to buy their selected ticket well in advance as tickets will be in high demand once again Schivo adds “The Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival continues to spiral itself into a very special light, and as our Festival continues to gain momentum, it now ranks with the likes of all first-rate European and big-city-USA spring and summer Music Festivals, perhaps more so because Las Vegas is truly a one-of-a-kind city.”
Past Jazz stalwarts that have graced the festival include: The legendary Jazz Crusaders, Norman Brown, Lee Ritenour, Hiroshima, Jonathon Butler, Nick Collione, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Joe Sample, Boney James, Gerald Albright, Fattburger, Larry Carlton, Poncho Sanchez, Flora Purim and Airto, Ronnie Laws, The Yellowjackets, Hugh Masakela, Chuck Mangione, George Duke, Wayman Tisdale, Down to the Bone, Ronnie Jordon, Paul Jackson Jr., Paul Taylor, Mike Phillips, Barkays, Dazz Band, Cameo, Ohio Players, Morris Day and the Time and many more. The Jazz Festival, established in 1994, has hosted capacity crowds in years past as people from all around the Country attended. Last year 38 states were represented at the Festival.
Tickets go on sale in Las Vegas and throughout the United States on Saturday December 5th, 2009 throughout Las Vegas exclusively at the following Las Vegas Ticket Outlets: All three Mr. Bill’s Pipe and Tobacco Stores, and UNLV Performing Arts Center. Tickets will also be sold through the Jazz Festival 800 telephone number, which is 1-800-969-VEGAS. Additional tickets sold in the Los Angeles area at Inglewood Tickets, 310-671-6400.
Patrons of the Festival are permitted to bring into the park picnic baskets filled with their favorite food and beverages, ( NO glass containers ARE allowed) as well, there will be various concessions and crafts at the festival located in the Jazz Village.
NO HIGH BACK CHAIRS ALLOWED INTO THE FESTIVAL
TICKETING INFORMATION: This year’s Jazz Festival will again offer free admission to each event for children 12 years of age and under, and a reduced ticket price to each event for children 13-18 years of age for $20, which will be available at the on-site festival box office on the day of the event only. The Jazz Festival VIP/ Early Bird tickets receive 1st entry from 10am to 12noon for center of the venue seating with its own cash bar and upgraded executive restroom facilities. Tickets are $110 in advance plus any taxes and ticket outlet service charges and fees. General Admission adult tickets in advance are $60 plus any taxes and ticket outlet service charges and fees.