This coming Saturday in Edmond will be a day filled with music and barbecue, as the city hosts two musical events for residents to enjoy: the Rhythm, Qs and Blues event and the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival.
This weekend marks the celebration of the 24th annual Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival and the 2nd Rhythm, Qs and Blues event. The Rhythm, Qs and Blues event will kick off the weekend celebration on Saturday at 10:00 in the morning and last until 3:00 in the afternoon. It will be held at E.C. Hafer Park, located at 1034 S. Bryant Ave., and will feature a barbecue contest fundraiser. People will be able to try up to 18 different kinds of barbecue, while enjoying the ongoing live musical entertainment.
From there, people can migrate to Stephenson Park, located at Littler Avenue and Fifth Street, to enjoy the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival. The festival will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 2:00 p.m. to 10:p.m. on Sunday. The event usually attracts between 10,000 to 15,000 people each year, and there is high quality musical entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
This year’s Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival will feature nine musical artists and bands performing jazz and blues tunes on stage. Kelly Hunt will be the featured rhythm-and-blues singer for the event. Aside from the musical entertainment, there will also be food and drink vendors throughout the event and crafters and artists displaying their works in booths.