Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival - August 6, 2016
August 12, 2017


2016 Featured Performers
Taj Mahal Eric Krasno Band Terri Lyne Carrington Group Joey DeFrancesco Trio Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils Rayvon Owen Heshima Moja and Ofrecimiento Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla

Don’t miss the action off the Main Stage!

Community Stage Inside Old First Church sponsored by NEPR

Be sure to join the crowds inside of the historic church right on Court Square in the heart of the festival to enjoy musical and spoken word poetry performances by talented performers from the Greater Springfield Community:

Cortney Stewart • Doug Abrams • Charles M. Greenlee Ensemble/Sci-Tech band • Fynta Sidime • Khalif Neville Tree-o • brenda’s Child • Carlos Pena • Chenna Richard • Orice Jenkins • Orlando Wright • Tang Sauce

ART TENT: Stop by the art tent and let your creativity fly with free art activities for kids and adults alike! Enjoy making an array of crafts and artwork projects designed to be accessible to all ages and skill levels, using
recycled materials and featuring ‘Hexagons,’ a participative art project presented by the Benzine Art Gallery.

FACEPAINTING: Face painting is available at a minimal charge, keep an eye out for this among the vendor booths!

DANCE PERFORMANCES: Performances by the Movement Project and Wofa African Drum and Dance
Ensemble will take place outside in Court Square throughout the day as set changes take place on the Main Stage.

VENDOR BOOTHS: Be sure to check out the array of handmade art and craft products brought to you by
talented artisans in our area! Booths will also feature non-profits working in our community and local agriculture and sustainability companies.