Selby Ave JazzFest Runs All Day Saturday, Sep 13

2008 Selby Ave JazzFest

2008 Selby Ave JazzFest, 11am-7pm, Saturday, Sep 13, 2008

2008 Selby Ave. Jazz Fest
Selby & Milton, St. Paul,
Sept 13, 2008
11a.m – 7 p.m.

The Selby Ave JazzFest was created in 2002 by Golden Thyme Coffee Café owner and community activist Mychael Wright. (Golden Thyme is on the corner of Selby and Milton.)

I used to hang out over there kind of a lot. That corner doesn’t normally look too exciting. In fact, it’s an oddly deserted and vaguely creepy feeling area considering Summit Ave, Grand Ave, and Selby-Dale are so close by. So I bet it’s quite a sight when the JazzFest is going on. Almost 10,000 people attended last year.

There’s food from “soul food” to “State Fair,” a marketplace, a health and wellness fair, activities for the kiddies, and music all day long.

More information is available at and on their facebook page.

11 a.m. Dick and Jane’s Big Brass Band with kickoff parade
12 p.m. Walker West Urban Legends of Jazz
1 p.m. Mikhalized
2 p.m. Wenso Ashby & Zsamé Morgan
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Kids have the opportunities to engage in making puppets with Heart of the Beast
3 p.m. Yohannes Tona
4 – 4:15 p.m. Award Ceremony: Leigh Kammon & Merle Harris Awards
4:15 p.m. The John Raymond Project
5 p.m. Salsa Del Soul
6 p.m. Jason “Malletman” Taylor

2 Comments so far

  1. moe (emoeby) on September 12th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    Salsa del Soul is a lot of fun.

  2. David (jacc) on September 12th, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

    This looks really cool. I’ve never even heard of the fest. I’ll have to check it out next year. (plans tomorrow)

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