LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Seven hours of jazz musicians, four vendors, and an extra stage helped give this year's Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival a different style.
"The footprint is a little bit different," Festival Director Scott Freeman said. "We added this stage. We've basically ramped up the whole presentation. When folks come down they're really going to see a really cool and hip jazz and blues joint."
Freeman said volunteers spent Saturday morning and afternoon setting up the event. He said every summer festival has its unique characteristics.
For the Jazz and Blues Freeman said it's all about the music.
"It's one of these things that you have to experience live," Freeman said. "You can't say we're going to listen to jazz music if you're not familiar with it. To watch these guys perform, watch their body language, and watch the way they interpret this stuff, it's an experience."
But some hope it can be a little bit about the food.
"Back-home blues and BBQ can't go wrong," Mr. Darryl's BBQ Owner Darryl Richardson said.
Richardson has brought his food to all of this summer's festivals. He said he feels honored to be a part of these fun times in Lafayette.
"Lafayette is really showing me a lot of love," Richardson said. "[We're] outside, [there's] great weather, this is going to be a lot of fun. I hope a lot of people come out."
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