Thursday, June 20, 2013

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Aug. 17 and 18

 Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines returns to the arty town of Idyllwild Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
 for the Festival’s 20th Anniversary. This first-rate musical celebration continues to draw the young – and the young at heart – with an array of world-renowned artists and jazzy newcomers to the mile-high community in the San Jacinto Mountains, just two hours from Los Angeles. 

            Artist highlights this season includes two-time Grammy-Award winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur; the Harvey Mason Chameleon Project led by Grammy Award-nominated composure/percussionist Harvey Mason, featuring multiple Grammy Award-nominated pianist/vocalist Patrice Rushen; first-class jazz vocalist Janis Mann; 21-year-old American Idol finalist Casey Abrams and the Southland’s own, Euphoria Brass Band. Plus performances from fan favorites such as P.S. Blues Band, Rocky Zharp & The Blues Crackers, Change Required, and many others. Proceeds from the event benefit the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines kicks off its weekend anniversary season Friday,August 16 with an opening night Patron’s Dinner gala. “A Taste of Idyllwild" Cocktail Party hosted by Idyllwild Restaurants starts this special evening with a Red Carpet Entrance. The night continues with gourmet food, fine wine and fun, along with music by the Idyllwild Arts Students and Alumni, hosted by KKJZ 88.1FM personality Bubba Jackson, and a special appearance by NBC-4 weatherman/comedian Fritz Coleman.The Patron’s Package also includes one ticket for each day of the festival, VIP preferred parking, and reserved seating in the Holmes Amphitheatre (“Main Stage”). A limited number of packages are available at $250 per person and are on sale until Monday, August 12.
All of the Festival events take place on the campus of the Idyllwild Arts Academy, located at 52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549.

Festival tickets are $65.00 per day, or enjoy the special two-day on-line purchase rate of $100.00 for both days.  Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by a paying adult. Gates open at 10:00 a.m.Concerts begin at 10:30 a.m. Free parking in designated lots with shuttles running continuously from the center of town. Campus parking is limited to VIP ticket holders and handicapped only.

Please visit the official website for tickets and additional information at or call the Hotline at (951) 500-4090.

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