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Tri-C looking for musicians to perform outdoors at JazzFest 2020

Posted at 1:51 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 13:51:01-05

CLEVELAND — Local bands and musicians could have their moment in the spotlight during Tri-C’s JazzFest this summer. Starting Monday through March 21, musicians hungry for the opportunity to play at one of the city’s popular concert festivals can submit an application to play outdoors.

Sixteen acts will be selected to entertain JazzFest crowds between 3 p.m. and midnight from June 26-27.

A committee of music industry experts will select individuals or groups for the stage lineup. A variety of musical genres will be considered, ranging from blues, funk, reggae, R&B and gospel.

“The outdoor stage is a ‘Best of Cleveland’ showcase,” said Terri Pontremoli, festival director. “We love the vibrancy and the interaction between the musicians and the fans.”

The 41st Annual Tri-C JazzFest runs from June 25-27, and includes nine ticketed concerts inside the historic Playhouse Square Theaters.

Festival passes are now on sale for $275, which give concertgoers access to all nine ticketed concerts. More info here.