Festivals


World-Wide

Spain

Fallas de Valencia March 15 - 19, 2002 Valencia, Valencia, Spain Description: Huge papier-mâché monuments (called "fallas") are erected on street corners and in the squares of Valencia around the 15th of March. Each of the "fallas" depicts a satirical scene and may take up to a year to build, with a total cost of millions of pesetas. These "fallas" are then set alight on the night of March 19th, which is St. Joseph's day (Father's day in Spain), with incredible firework displays.

United States


CALIFORNIA

Big Sur

Big Sur Jazz Festival May 5 Omar Sosa

Los Angeles, CA

Jazz Bakery April 16 - 21 Omar Sosa

Monterey

Dixieland Monterey Festival March 1 - March 3, 2002



San Francisco

SF JAZZ at Herbst Theatre May 4 Omar Sosa

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Smithsonian Craft Show April 25 - 28, 2002 Washington, DC Admission: $12 general $11 senior citizens and Smithsonian Associates $9 groups of 16 or more children under 12 free The best in American arts and crafts are featured at this show.

FLORIDA

Cape Coral

Sounds of Jazz Concert March 23, 2002

Sarasota

Sarasota Jazz Festival March 24 - March 30, 2002

GEORGIA

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival March 15 - 24, 2002 Macon, GA Description: With painting the town pink and over 500 events all to celebrate the flowering Yoshino cherry trees.

HAWAII


Honolulu

Duke Ellington Festival Honolulu March 1 - April 29, 2002


ILLINOIS

Galesburg

Rootabaga Jazz Festival March 12 - March 14, 2002

INDIANA

Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival February 27 - March 2, 2002

KENTUCKY

Humana Festival of New American Plays March 3 - April 13, 2002 Louisville, KY (502) 584-1205 or 1-800-4ATL-TIX Showcases innovative plays by new and veteran playwrights. Kentucky Derby Festival April 20 - May 4, 2002 Louisville, KY Events include the Thunder Over Louisville, The Great Balloon Race and Glow, the Pegasus Parade and much more.

LOUISIANA

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA Friday - Sunday, April 26 - 28 and Thursday - Sunday, May 2 - 5 Admission: $18.00 (advance) $25.00 (gate) for all-day admission concert ticket prices vary You can get tickets at TicketMaster www.ticketmaster.com. Description: Offers music and culture galore from jazz, zydeco and Afro-Caribbean to folk, blues and gospel.


NEW JERSEY

Somers Point

Jazz at the Point March 22 - March 23, 2002

Waretown

OREGON

North Bend

Southcoast Dixieland Clambake Jazz Festival March 8 - March 9, 2002

PENNSYLVANIA

Reading

GPU Berks Jazz Fest March 15 - March 24, 2002

SOUTH CAROLINA

Spoleto Festival USA May 24 - June 9, 2002 Charleston, SC Description: Presents opera, dance, theater, jazz, and symphonic, chamber, and choral music in the historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces.

TENNESSEE

Nashville

Tin Pan South March 1 - 6, 2002 Includes and 'open mic" opportunity

TEXAS

Austin

The Austin Fine Arts Festival - Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Located at 5th and Guadalupe Streets, on the city blocks surrounding Republic Square Park and the future location of the Austin Museum of Art.

Admission:$6.00 - Adults Free - Children ages 12-6

Featuring 185 of the nation's premier artists, performers from the local world-class music scene, top local restaurants, and hands-on art activities.

Street SmARTS
Art Exploration for Children and Adults of all ages. Kid and adults can create their own masterpieces in this fun and interactive outdoor art studio. Visit Street SmARTS and discover the hidden artist in you!

A centerpiece of the festival, the live art auction features works donated by each of the 185 exhibiting artists. Top-end buyers engage in energetic bidding to win original treasures while relaxing in the shade under the great auction canopy. The highlight is the auctioning of the Featured Artist Damian Priour's work at 4:00 on Sunday.

OneWorld Theatre April 26

Jazz artist Omar Sosa.

Houston

Houston International Festival April 27

www.austinfineartsfestival.org

VIRGINIA

Chantilly

Chantilly Invitational Jazz Festival March 15 - March 17, 2002

WASHINGTON

Bellevue

Bellevue Live March 20 - June 12, 2002

WISCONSIN

Racine

Tribute to Bix Fest February 28 - March 3, 2002

-- Contributing to this column was Eileen Nikel



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