Sunset fest shines light on jazz, art


GRAND RAPIDS – Art, jazz and the glow of the setting sun all come together when the 10th Annual Sunset
Jazz & Art Festival takes place Sunday starting at 2:30 p.m. on the towpath behind Front Street,
nestled between the canal and the Maumee River in the village.
Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Arts Council and the Grand Rapids Historical Society with continuing
support of The Optical Shop the free festival features performances by top regional jazz performers and
artists displaying and selling fine arts and crafts.
Again this year, the vocal jazz group Sixth Edition will be the headliners, taking the stage at 7:30
p.m., singing in six-part harmony until dark.
The festival will also feature Toledo jazz diva Ramona Collins at 6 p.m.
Other performances are:
•    Toledo School for the Arts, 2:30 p.m.
•    Bob Rex band, 3:30 p.m.
•    Tim Tiderman and Organized, 4:30 p.m.
Suzanne Carroll, former host of The Jazz Brunch radio show Sundays on 101.5 "The River", will
reprise her role as emcee.  
In addition, the Grand Rapids Boy Scouts will sell hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, other food items and
water and soft drinks.
The Arts Council sells beer and wine.  
All downtown businesses will also be open during the festival.

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