Denton Arts and Jazzfest

The University of North Texas is home to a mighty fine music school that specializes in Jazz, so it is no wonder that the hometown of UNT would host a local Arts and Jazz Festival. Spring is the time of year for festivals all over the place, and this one features a typical collection of arts and crafts vendors, typical summer fair type food vendors, kiddie activities, "green" vendors, and of course, multiple music venues large and small. There are geriatric cloggers, local school bands and choirs, big name groups from far and wide that span the genres from conjunto to swing to blues to techno jazz.. A few years back I heard Wynton Marsalis play at this festival (for free I might add) and it was awesome. Brave Combo, the grammy award winning polka band, nearly always closes out the weekend. This fest is always the last weekend in April ; come on by if you can ! It's free !

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