Lichfield is set to become alive with Blues and Jazz next week-end June 24th-26th when the festival returns to the city, after the successful 2015 launch.
Blues can enjoy some of the UK’s top performers with Matt Schofield opening the festival on Friday 24th Followed on Saturday 25th by good time blues from Steve Ajao Blues giants and the explosive soulful blues of Rebecca Downes. Sunday will see popular American delta bluesman Kent Duchaine make a welcome return to Lichfield
Jazz fans will be able to enjoy top regional and UK based musicians . Tim Amann Xtet start the proceedings off on Friday 24th before the massive 19 piece Birmingham Jazz Orchestra kick off proceedings on Saturday 25th to be followed by the Swing of the Callum Roxburgh . Later in the day the star studded Steve Waterman Quartet appear at Wade Street Church.
Sunday 26th will see a full day at the George Hotel with bass player opening proceedings followed by local trumpet star Nick Dewhurst and his fine quintet.
The festival closes with the Zappatistas , who comprise of seven of Britains finest jazz musicians . Jazz meets rock .Rock meets Jazz.
Besides all that there will be street performances and music at the Angel Inn and the Kings Head.
Festival organizer Brian Pretty said “ He was delighted to be able to bring such talented musicians to Lichfield particularly as two of the bands are fronted by local musicians Nick Dewhurst and Callum Roxburgh”
Tickets are selling very fast and can be booked online www.lichfieldarts.org.uk or ring the box office 01543-262223