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JAZZ FESTS AND MORE IN MARSHALL PARK THIS SUMMER; UPTOWN FUN FROM MECKLENBURG COUNTY PARK AND REC! 

June 10, 2009

Charlotte, NC-- Marshall Park, 800 East Third Street, hosts Jazz Music Fests on remaining Sunday afternoons in June(June 14, 21, 28), 1pm-6pm, presented by Lockhart Entertainment in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. Each Jazz Fest features a variety of live bands vocalists,and/or music groups. The public is invited. Admission is FREE.

Jazz Fests feature food concessions plus a wine/beer garden onsite!

This series includes a variety of 70’s music, Latin sounds, rhythm and blues, MoTown and even bluegrass music. Featured performers and groups include Jared Allan and Company,  vocalist Thom Crumpton, saxophonist Bennie J. Smith;  Jay Mathew;  Josh Z, Kinder Band; and  State of Art Band. For more information contact Jackie Hemingway at Jacqueline.Hemingway@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 311. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a beautiful uptown park

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has taken over management of Marshall Park from the City of Charlotte, and is now actively programming in this park. Other scheduled programs include:

  • Brown Bag Wednesdays:  Bring your own lunch and enjoy Marshall Park while listening to live music (jazz and folk) on Wednesday, June 17 and 24, July 1 and 8, 11am-1pm.  For more information contact Candy Bridges at Candy.Bridges@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 311.
  • Giant Yard Sale:  Mark your calendar now for June 20, 8am-11am, and come to the Giant Yard Sale in Marshall Park, presented in partnership with Radio 107.9 The Link. Matt and Ramona from The Link will have "treasures" on sale. Rent a table for $25 and sell your own merchandise! To register for a table go to www.1079thelink.com  or contact Candy Bridges at Candy.Bridges@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

Marshall Park is behind/beside the Charlotte Mecklenburg Education Center.  It offers great views of the uptown Charlotte skyline. The park is named for James B. Marshall, City Manager of Charlotte, 1935-1940, whose office in City Hall once overlooked the property. He dreamed it would someday be a park. The property was cleared by urban renewal, and the city dedicated the park in 1973.

 



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