The Winter Blues Jazz Fest Swings into Williamsburg January 15-18, 2015

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The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance has joined forces with Chesapeake Bank and Williamsburg Event Rentals to promote the Winter Blues Jazz Fest, coming to downtown Williamsburg January 15-18, 2015.
This four-day jazz festival will take place over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in the Merchant's Square area of downtown Williamsburg. Venues include the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the Williamsburg Lodge, the Kimball Theatre, and many local restaurants, which are all participating to provide an enriching and entertaining weekend full of jazz programs with options available to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Winter Blues Jazz Fest has a little something for everyone. Kicking things off on Thursday, January 15, The Art of Jazz turns the Muscarelle Museum into a "jumpin' jazz joint." Friday will deliver Jazz Jam, featuring 3 unique jazz bands that will individually perform, then come together for an exciting "jam session." Saturday's line up will be unforgettable. Start off at the DoG Street pub for the #3BF The Big Bold Beer Fest, featuring live jazz music and VA's finest collection of rare and aged beers. Then head over to the Williamsburg Lodge for Art & Soul - Mixology & Music, featuring mixology cocktail sampling and high-energy, live music. Finally, cap off this great weekend with a Jazz Brunch, free community concert, and free jazz movies at the Kimball Theatre.
The Winter Blues Jazz Fest is the creation of Williamsburg, VA business owners Steve Rose and Jennifer Raines. Steve's vast experience in event production and Jennifer's love and knowledge of music have combined to create two successful jazz events over the past year.
Rose says, "I have produced many events for the Williamsburg community over the years. This one is very ambitious, spanning four days, incorporating 12 events and multiple venues. We wanted to create an entire weekend of music and fun with something for every budget. Our weekend passes have already become very popular. With great winter hotel rates this should make for a lovely weekend getaway."
Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get yours before they are gone! Tickets and more information are available now at, and be sure to check out The Winter Blues Jazz Fest on Facebook for all the latest updates (

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