“Preserve New Grass” Change to Jazz Garden Oct. 2

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George Streetfest on Main returns to southern Utah Oct. 2, Marathon Weekend, with a necessary change to the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden.

Event organizers have been informed that though the September remodel of the Ancestor Square Courtyard is now complete, the newly laid grass is not yet able to support crowds of the Jazz Garden. DiFiore Center for the Arts at 307 North Main Street has agreed to host an Art & Jazz Garden Party sponsored by Zion Brewing Company and Etched Magazine.

The Art & Jazz Garden Party at the DiFiore will feature a live jazz/blues concert, catering by Twisted Noodle Café, and a wine tasting event featuring IG Winery and the newly appointed sommelier of the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden, Scott Williamson. The DiFiore will also be celebrating the gallery opening of a show by local artist Jennifer Gubler titled “Etched.”

Entertainment for the evening will include one-man blues guitarist, singer, and harmonica player Nic Chamberlain of southern Utah. At 7 p.m., musical duet Russ and Rebecca Burt of Las Vegas will perform European Jazz including yodeling and clarinet, accordion, banjo and bass. West Coast Jazz will follow at 8 p.m. with jazz sax virtuoso Russ Burt on tenor sax, and Nic Chamberlain on electric blues guitar. This final two-hour set will include cool jazz, Chicago style blues, and Rebecca Burt’s sultry vocal jazz ballads.

“We very much appreciate the Ancestor Square Advisory Board for their investment in the beautiful redesign of the courtyard,” said Melynda Thorpe, George Streetfest on Main presenter. “We agree that persevering the new landscaping is critical, and appreciate the DiFiore Center for hosting an event to accommodate all who come downtown on first Friday to enjoy outdoor live jazz music, mingling, good food, Utah beer and wine.”

George Streetfest on Main Oktoberbfest collectible mugs, Jazz Garden T-shirts and pendants will be available for purchase at the Art & Jazz Garden Party. Farmers Market will remain open Friday evening from 6-10 p.m., at Ancestor Square Courtyard on concrete patio areas.

For more information, email george@emceesquare.com.

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