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In recognition of International Jazz Day, April 30, Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the performance lineup for the 2024 Five Points Jazz Festival, which returns to the neighborhood to celebrate the music, culture and roots of Denver’s historic Five Points on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 8 p.m.

“For more than 20 years, Denver Arts & Venues has been bringing jazz to this historic neighborhood with the annual Five Points Jazz Festival,” said Gretchen Hollrah, Denver Arts & Venues executive director. “Each year, we bring great family-friendly entertainment to the Five Points, using revenues from DAV-owned venues and sponsorships to present this free event as part of our Good Times for Good mission.”

Each year, festival attendees enjoy a culturally diverse experience of music, food, shopping and entertainment, grooving to the sounds of Latin jazz, bop, swing, funk, blues and more throughout the day. The 2024 Five Points Jazz Festival will feature 20 bands playing live music on four outdoor stages, with indoor performances to be announced. The festival will start with a kickoff parade down Welton Street at noon.

The Five Points Jazz Festival is brought to you by Denver Arts & Venues, which uses revenue from events at City venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver Performing Arts Complex to make this cultural event and many others possible, improving access to art, music and culture for all.

Denver Arts & Venues is also seeking volunteers to help bring the 2024 event to life. Volunteer shifts range from 3-5 hours and include sustainability ambassadors, event signage, stage/artist assistants, artist lounge ambassadors and office assistants. As a thank you for the dedication and enthusiasm that volunteers bring to the event, all volunteers get a festival volunteer tee-shirt and food and non-alcoholic beverages throughout their shift. Those interested can sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944ABA62AA4FDC16-42276026-volunteer#/.

Entertainment Schedule:
Parade (from 29th to 25th along Welton Street)
12:00-12:15 p.m. - Otone Brass Band

Denver Arts & Venues Stage (25th and Welton Streets)
12:15-1:00 p.m. - Otone Brass Band
1:45-2:45 p.m. - Charles Blenzig & Simple Math
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Linda Theus-Lee's "Vocal Musical Journey"
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Brian Claxton Quartet
6:45-7:45 p.m. - Hugh Ragin and the Messengers of Peace

White Claw Hard Seltzer Stage (29th and Welton Streets)
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Colorado Repertory Jazz Orchestra
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Creative Love Happening
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Danette & the Good Guys
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Buckner Funken Jazz

United Airlines Stage (27th and California Streets)
12:30-1:30 p.m. - The Renwick Brothers
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Harry Drabkin Quartet
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Clare Church Quartet
5:00-6:00 p.m. - Electric Giz
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Tenia Nelson Trio (TNT!)

George Morrison Jazz Heritage Stage (Five Points Plaza, Welton Street between 27th and 28th Streets)
12:45-1:45 p.m. - Bill Kopper Quintet
2:15-3:15 p.m. - Ritmo Jazz Latino
3:45-4:45 p.m. - Donna Scott Quintet
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Jonathan Powell Latin Jazz Septet
6:45-7:45 p.m. - Jack Hadley Band

TeaLee's Tea House and Bookstore (611 22nd Street)
8:30-9:30 p.m. - Jakarta
9:45-10:45 p.m. - Jakarta

For more information and complete schedule please visit: ArtsandVenues.com/FivePointsJazz.

Festival attendees will be asked to undergo security checks at festival entrances, which are located at 25th and Welton streets on both sides of the street, 26th Avenue and Welton Street, and 28th and Welton streets. A list of prohibited items is available online.

Welton Street between Park Avenue West and 30th Street will be closed and meter parking unavailable from Friday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 9 after event cleanup is complete.

Media interested in covering the event may request press credentials here. Press passes are not mandatory to photograph the event, but will be required to access barricade/photo pit or other designated press areas. Festival organizers and band members are available for in-person or virtual interviews. Please contact Amber.Fochi@denvergov.org to schedule an interview.